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 Post subject: Re-coating a glass Pyle National headlight reflector
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:34 pm 

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Does anyone have any information on how to re-coat the glass reflector from a Pyle National Headlight? We have a glass reflector that has lost its reflective coating and need to re-coat it for a locomotive restoration. Any ideas?

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Jimmy Summers
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum


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 Post subject: Re: Re-coating a glass Pyle National headlight reflector
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:54 pm 

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Perhaps a good start would be to locate a firm in your area that can re-silver a mirror.

Fred Heilich


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:16 pm 

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Previous thread:

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35806&hilit=pyle


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 Post subject: Re: Re-coating a glass Pyle National headlight reflector
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:57 pm 

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These folks in Seattle say they have re-silvered locomotive headlights.

http://www.hylitemirrorandglass.com/

Good luck

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:04 pm 

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Thanks guys! This gives us some great leads!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:04 pm 

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I have a number for a lady in Kansas that can do them PM me for the contact information.

Mark Frazier
Florida Heritage Rail Inc


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 Post subject: Re: Re-coating a glass Pyle National headlight reflector
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:31 pm 

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When you get this completed, please report how this all turns out.

Photos are also greatly apprecaited!

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 Post subject: Re: Re-coating a glass Pyle National headlight reflector
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:01 pm 

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Checkout this link. http://angelgilding.com/A1111C.html
We have several headlights at the MOT in St. Louis that need re-silvering. I have not tried it yet but it looks like it would work. The kit contains everything you would need to clean and re-silver the headlight. I may try silver paint first to see if looks like real silver.


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