2nd Surface Mirror

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There are many types of glass mirrors, each representing a different manufacturing process and reflection type.  However, the most common conventional mirror is a silver glass mirror.  This ordinary mirror is sometimes referred to a as 2nd surface mirror because the glass is coated on its back surface with silver, which produces images by reflection.  This rear side is also protected by a backing paint to prevent scratching and oxidizing of the fragile reflective surface.   A 2nd surface mirror is produced by coating a silver, copper film and two or more layers of waterproof paint on the back surface of float glass.  A silver glass mirror provides clear images, is durable (resists moisture), and is widely used for furniture, bathroom and other decorative and industrial purposes.

JNS Glass


  • Can be drilled, silk-screened, shaped, sandblasted, edged, etched and beveled
  • Optional Vinyl Safety backing designed to keep mirror intact if broken
  • Available 1.2mm to 6mm thick up to 60” x 72” size

Mirror Capabilities

Typical Applications:

  • Architectural
  • Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Sliding doors
  • Appliances
  • Store fixtures
  • Display
  • Furniture
  • Recreational vehicles