View Full Version : 2 way mirror or mirror tint
07-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Looking to do a large bottomless pit. How good does one way mirror tint work when compared to a real piece of security glass? One way security glass is about $20/sqft around here. I was looking at having a large sheet of acrylic for people to walk over. Could I simply squeegee on some of this film to the bottom of my acrylic and get the same result?
07-12-2013, 01:31 PM
You can buy mirrored, and 2 way mirrorred lexan (polycarbonate) sheet from alot of plastics suppliers, like http://www.curbellplastics.com/ . It ran about $3/sf or $100 a sheet for 1/8" thick I believe.
07-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Looking to do a large bottomless pit. Could I simply squeegee on some of this film to the bottom of my acrylic and get the same result?
Are talking about placing a mirror (acrylic) on the ground and have people walk "on it" or "over it" like on a bridge? Wondering about results...
07-12-2013, 10:39 PM
I guess I wasn't clear...People would be walking over 3/4" clear acrylic about 3' in the air as the main means of support. Immediately below this is the security glass where you would look through it towards the ground and into the opposing mirror. If not security glass then I was wondering how mirrored see through tint would work if squeegee'd on the bottom side of my 3/4" clear acrylic sheet as it is the cheapest route. Even 2 way mirrored acrylic sheet is half the price of 2 way mirrored glass.
07-13-2013, 09:41 AM
People would be walking over 3/4" clear acrylic about 3' in the air as the main means of support. Immediately below this is the security glass where you would look through it towards the ground and into the opposing mirror.
ok, that cleared up your setup, but I'm just wondering if you'll be able to get the effect you're looking for, "the bottomless pit". Have you visited these projects before?:
It looks as though people have used either or.
I just thinking that you might need a little more distance between the acrylic and your mirror. Have you tested this setup for effect? Post some pics of it once you get it done. Could be an interesting setup. I've seen bottomless pits done before but they are normally done with a bit more distance between the bridge and the mirror.
07-13-2013, 07:08 PM
I've done a small 2'x2' bottomless pit 3' deep with security mirror. Worked great. With a larger size pit I probably need to go deeper. Haven't put that much thought into specifics. I was thinking lower as I have to ramp up to it and that will take up valuable floor space. I thought about having mirrors at 45 degrees just to help with height issues. I guess I'll have to give the see through mirror tint a try as its cheaper than anything else.
07-13-2013, 08:10 PM
You can get the same effect without a ramp, make a small room and put the mirrors on the floor and ceiling, you can't have any light going into the room, texture/paint the walls with whatever you want to reflect and just put a board across the room (obviously attached to the floor) and angle the ends into your "ramp" to avoid tripping.
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