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Mirror coatings

Started by rachnoman, 04/25/2015 11:32AM
Posted 04/25/2015 11:32AM Opening Post
I'm shopping around for a company that has the best aluminum coatings. Any suggestions?.
Posted 04/25/2015 03:46PM #1
Best bang for the buck:
Also consider, although costlier, L & L:
Finally, another company with a good reputation:
Posted 04/27/2015 04:07AM #2
Cary at Optic Wave Laboratories ( does superior enhanced coatings and often has bargain price sales. He also refigures mirrors quickly and does free testing. He did two 16-inchers for me, including refiguring one. Fast service and friendly! For BIG mirrors, Evaporated Metal Films ( does a fine job. I visited their shop and they put enhanced Al on my 29-inch and may do my 36 later. I just got 1st (actually 2nd) light on my 29 and it is spectacular! M51 as a BLATANT field-filling pinwheel staring straight at it! I did coatings years ago so have a lot of respect for these guys... Tom Dey

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