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Hey guys, anyone know of any places I can get one way mirror acrylic, so that if i say have a switch for cold cathodes behind it, the mirror portion vanishes and shows the light on the other side?

Hard to explain, hopefully it makes enough sense
 

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You can but it's not cheap. The few places I know of that sell it usually costs around $100 for a 2'x4' sheet (like here). I was actually researching this myself a while back and I figured it would be much cheaper to make your own by using the mirror auto window tint. But I never experimented with it to know if it is a suitable replacement.
 

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well cost really isn't a big deal, but im more looking for the exact usage of having light from the one way side overtake the mirror side. IE computer turns on, acrylic becomes transparent and you see the color, etc.
 

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well cost really isn't a big deal, but im more looking for the exact usage of having light from the one way side overtake the mirror side. IE computer turns on, acrylic becomes transparent and you see the color, etc.

hmm that sounds rather....rather cool concept, but I don't think such a thing exists....I could be wrong....but yea, i don't think a material like you described exists
 

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I mean, think of police one way glass =p they turn on the lights and its visible in the observation room!

thats cause the room is probably lights off ie completely dark on the other side?

idk, logically thats what i think, but I COULD be wrong
 

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you should look into electric switching glass. there is a thin film within the glass. when the electricity is off, the thin film inside the glass is opaque. when the electricity is on, it in completely clear.
might be talking about Sage Glass, I installed this in a college about a year ago it was pretty cool.. but expensive
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http://www.sage-ec.com/
 

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You can but it's not cheap. The few places I know of that sell it usually costs around $100 for a 2'x4' sheet (like here). I was actually researching this myself a while back and I figured it would be much cheaper to make your own by using the mirror auto window tint. But I never experimented with it to know if it is a suitable replacement.
I am 90% positive this is possible, and its 100x cheaper

I have applied auto tint before and it is easy once you lean the "right way to do it".
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiYLsBCfjXw[/ame]
Really just make sure the surface is clean and WET

Only one thing worries me, Plastic naturally gives off a small amount of gas. that's why you need special paint for plastic. Will the gas eventually cause bubbles? or will it be Encapsulated?

They have all kinds of tint, Limo[what you need], and colors, and even patterns.
 
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