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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Mylar for light reflector

Hi

I have a light that needs a new reflector, since the aluminum is all scratched up. I tried using car wheel polisher, its a little better now, but honestly, aluminum foil shines more than the reflector!

So, if I remove the ballast from the light and wire it up remote, and apply the mylar reflective plastic paper to the reflector, will that work. Any potential for fires or other disasters?

Thanks

PS. its a regular AGA 36 inch light fixture with 2 30 watt bulbs.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 08:37 AM
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Most people claim that mylar will not last more than a year. I myself have not tried it but this is what most will say.

I would try to polish that reflector again. I'd start with jewelers rouge and finish with a blue compound using a cloth buffing wheel on a drill or bench grinder.
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