Mirrors are sheets with a mirror surface on one side. These sheets are made by evaporating a metallic layer on one side of a transparent or coloured sheet. This layer is protected with a PU-coating. PyraSied has the mirrors in stock in various colours in acrylic and in silver in polycarbonate. Polycarbonate mirror is way more impact resistant than an acrylic mirror. However, polycarbonate is more scratch-sensitive than acrylic. Acrylic can be set in a radius of 300x the material thickness without any rupture, if neatly cut. With polycarbonate that is 100x the material thickness.
An advantage of mirror acrylic is that it does not break as quickly as normal mirrors. In fact, it is technically unbreakable. Another advantage over normal mirrors is that it is a lot lighter in weight and easy to fabricate. Mirrored plexiglass has hardly any thickness tolerance. The Primo XT mirror acrylic is 25 times stronger than glass and is in stock in 11 different colours in a thickness of 3mm. Mirror acrylic is lightweight, rigid, practically unbreakable and barely knows any thickness tolerance. The mirror coating is very vulnerable. As such, one should not apply any kind of tape to the mirror’s surface, even if it’s temporary. Removing the tape will damage the coating. You should also avoid the use of any acid materials. See the FAQ for more information.