What is a Convex Mirror?
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What is a convex mirror?
A convex mirror is curved outwards to provide a wider angle of viewing. Back to top What is the difference between a concave and convex mirror? A convex mirror curves outwards to provide a wider angle of viewing whereas a concave mirror curves inwards which magnifies images. Concave mirrors are only suitable for cosmetic or school science use. Back to top Where’s your nearest distributor to me? We do not operate via distributors – only Online. This allows us to keep our costs down and our prices for convex mirrors low.
What is the difference between the interior and exterior mirrors?
The interior convex mirrors are ideal for indoor and sheltered outdoor areas. The exterior convex mirrors are suitable for light and heavy industrial areas as well as exposed outdoor locations
What is acrylic?
Acrylic is a plastic material which is used for a wide variety of products and situations from door knobs to aircraft windows. Acrylic is a material of choice for convex mirrors due to its outstanding optical clarity. It is also light weight, weather resistant, UV resistant and impact resistant.
How do I keep the mirror clean?
The products and method used for cleaning your mirror will depend on which mirror face you purchase:<
- Acrylic, Polymer or Polycarbonate Faced Mirrors – Clean with soap and water, and then with a soft, lint-free, damp cloth. Use a non-abrasive polish. Do not use abrasives, acids or solvents such as petrol or lacquer thinners.
- Stainless Steel Faced Mirrors – Clean with soap and water, and then with a soft, lint-free, damp cloth. Use a non-abrasive substance to polish to its original brilliance.
Are convex blind spot mirrors, when used on public roads, subject to a British Standard?
At present there is no official standard for Convex traffic mirrors in the UK. The only regulations are to do with consent if the blind spot convex mirror is to be sited either on a neighbour’s land or on the highway.