Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
What are some alternative methods to attaching mylar?
I have a hood with a painted interior. I'd rather not ruin the finish by adding mylar. I hear mylar deteriorates over time, so I'll probably need to replace it eventually.
I considered using the 3M spray adhesive or staples. Can I peel the mylar off safely using the 3M stuff? I'd rather not put any holes in the hood so the staples are out. I've also considered mounting an aluminum sheet with the mylar attached to that, but I'm not sure I have the room. I'd rather not have to buy the aluminum sheet anyway. I might as well use a real reflector of I did this.
I already have the mylar and semi-finished hood. Mylar was part of my original plan for cost reasons, so I'm sticking to it. I'm not looking for reflector alternatives, only installation options.
Any suggestions or advice?
Please reply, thanks