How much does Resilvering a mirror cost?

The average cost to resilver a mirror is about $15 per square foot. However, this cost can quickly escalate when shipping, repackaging, and handling expenses are factored in as well. Usually, these costs can easily add another $30 or more to the total cost.

How much does mirror repair cost?

In general, the side mirror replacement cost is anywhere from $100 to $500. This includes parts and labor. If you are replacing the mirror on your own, it may be cheaper but if the job isn’t done correctly the first time, you may end up paying even more to have someone do it the right way.

How much does Resilvering cost?

Typical Mirror Resilvering Cost

Low Cost $100
Typical Cost $200
High Cost $500

Why is my antique mirror so heavy?

Frames from different eras have distinct shapes and design characteristics. Large, thick frames weigh much more than a smooth minimalistic plastic or light metal frame people use today. Even handheld mirrors from very early times weighed more since they were made out of ivory, silver, and other sturdy materials.

How much does it cost to fix rear view mirror?

The cost of a rear view mirror replacement will vary depending on which type is compatible with your vehicle’s model year. OE replacement rear view mirrors typically cost anywhere between $4 to $650.

Why is it called Resilvering?

A: Antique mirrors (the reflective kind you hang on a wall, or are in your bathroom) used silver (Ag) for the reflective coating, below the glass. Over time that silver would get tarnished and/or damaged, so you’d restore them by re-silvering them.

Is silver plating expensive?

Silver-plating charges depend on the size of a piece and its base metal. For example, replating a creamer and sugar-bowl set is $40 for the pair. To replate a 5-by-10-inch undecorated tray costs $22 to $25. Replating teapots can cost $30 to $40.

How do you date a vintage mirror?

Look for a production date on the frame, on the back or in the corner. It may have the name of the manufacturer; if you can identify the manufacturer, you can research when that particular mirror was made. Frames with engraving or embedded sketching, or that are ornately embellished, are more indicative of older age.

What is an obsidian mirror?

The obsidian mirror was the primary accessory of the supreme Aztec deity Tezcatlipoca, whose name means “smoking mirror.” He is often depicted with an obsidian mirror on his chest, in his headdress, or replacing his right foot.

How much does it cost to return a rear view mirror?

Most rear-view mirrors run under $20 for return shipping. So, most rear-view mirrors will run $58.50 plus costs for your choice of return shipping methods; usually this is in the area of $75 total for resilvering and return postage. Can we ship our mirror to you via UPS, USPS or FedEx for resilvering? Yes!

Can You resilver an antique car mirror?

Yes, we resilver antique auto mirrors, and other specialty mirrors, too. In addition to furniture mirrors, we also resilver antique automobile mirrors. We’ve resilvered theatre spotlight lenses, sailboat search light lenses, railroad signal lenses, archery sight mirrors, and we’ve even done laboratory and telescope mirrors.

Is it worth it to repair a mirror?

Or it might have black spots on the inner reflective coating that leave the image dull. Most mirrors should simply be replaced because the cost to repair or resilver is more than the cost of replacement. However, for antiques, heirlooms, and decorative mirrors, the goal is to restore the existing mirror to retain its value.

Are there any imperfections in an antique mirror?

Although we re-polish by hand, and make the mirror surface as perfect as possible, it is not uncommon to be able to find some blemish imperfections in your resilvered mirror. The quality of your resilvered mirror is directly related to the quality and condition of the BACK side of your glass.