Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

Chime right in! (no registration req'd)

-----

"Reflective Coating/metallizing Materials"



1998

I currently have a light with two 35 watt halogen bulbs and am looking to reflect the most amount of light with a piece of brass, stainless steel, or alluminum. What would be the best process to get done to one of these materials for most light output, keeping in mind that the reflector will see approximatily 250F. Also, if you have any other comments it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
Joe

Joe Ramsauer
^


1998

Aluminum makes a much better reflector than stainless or brass. The usual method is to bright dip and anodize the aluminum. Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of such relectors have been made for both indoor and outdoor use.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
^


1998

Dear Joe ,

Whilst I must agree with Ted , the ultimate in reflectivity is obtained with highly polished Silver on a Brass Substrate ask Rolls Royce it was their specified finish for headlight reflectors for years !

Best regards

John Tenison-Woods
John Tenison - Woods
- Victoria Australia
^

none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread SEARCH for Threads about ... My Topic Not Found: Start NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2021 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA