We have been coating Primary Telescope mirrors for over 40 years. Often referred to as aluminising, re-aluminising, coating, re-coating, silvering or re-silvering
To order our Telescope Mirror re-coating service, please choose the correct process for your Primary Mirror size and Secondary mirror if this is also required.
If you are sending your mirror to us, please pack this very carefully and allow enough protection above, below and to all sides in the event the box is dropped during transit.
Please include your full contact details in the package and if possible a copy of your Order Confirmation. We will email you once your mirror has arrived.
If you wish to bring your mirror to us for coating please contact us in advance to let us know when you will be arriving.
Shipping costs are
Secondary Mirror pricing can be found at the bottom of the page. For further information, please see our Secondary Mirror page
ALUMINISING MIRROR SERVICE
All the mirrors sent to us for re-aluminising are coated by our experienced staff in our own Coating Department.
All our mirrors are QUARTZ OVERCOATED and this is included in the quoted price.
Our vacuum coating chambers have rotary work holders, which rotate your mirror whilst we evaporate the aluminium and quartz. This means that you have the most even coating available
We advise against trying to remove the old coating on your mirror yourself, as this can quite easily mark the surface. We will remove your old coating with a mild acidic solution WITHOUT harming the polished surface. We DO NOT charge for the removal of the old coating.
All mirrors we coat are returned in a special acid free tissue, which we advise you to keep for storage of your mirror when not in use
Please protect VERY CAREFULLY the surface to be coated when sending a mirror to us for aluminizing or re-aluminising