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  • Convex Mirror Supplier, help needed please.

    Posted by Karen White on August 22, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Hi guys

    a good customer has asked if can i supply a convex mirror amongst a large batch of safety signs and i said yes, no problem! 😳

    i don’t know if this is something that a sign trade supplier will do. but thought i would ask before i turn to google because i don’t know what a good or bad price is nor do i know the standard size if there is one.
    so i thought i would ask you lovely bunch for the help! 🤣

     

    Karen White replied 4 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    August 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I think it really depends on where the mirror is going and how much area should be visible.
    I think you should be looking for about 600mm to 750mm.
    Find out if it has to be wall mounted or Post fixed because the brackets vary.

    I did one about 18 months ago in a warehouse. Their problem was “a junction” in the warehouse for forklift trucks. they wanted a convex mirror so the drivers could quickly and easily glance and see if anything was coming.
    after a bit of digging, I ended up making my own!
    below is NOT my “illustration image”. just using it to show the type of thing I did.
    basically, I welded up a simple steel frame with an adjustable bracket to allow the BOW to rock side to side and up and down.
    I then riveted on an 8ft x 4ft sheet of “Mirror” Dibond, which took on the bow shape very well.
    once the wall bracket was thunder bolted to the corner of a wall, we tightened the rocking/moving part into place until the forklift driver could glance up in multiple directions and be able to see clearly see in the mirror, what was coming from the opposite side.
    This was a very simple cost-effective solution “for us” but we charged the customer plenty for it. After all, it was completely customised to their needs, and was a BIG mirror!

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    August 23, 2022 at 11:14 am

    there is one of these coming into our units. it is a tight turn into a close from the main road and looks about two feet wide but too high for me to measure. 😊

  • Karen White

    Member
    August 25, 2022 at 9:32 am

    thank you for the explanation Rob and thanks for keeping me in mind Leslie.
    I went with a 600mm one and bought it on Amazon. it was just to supply it because the customer is going to get his handyman to fit it to a pole.

    • Leslie Anderson

      Member
      September 1, 2022 at 7:42 am

      no problem Karen. i turn to everyone here each time i have a question. the least i can do is try and return some help. 😀👍

      • Karen White

        Member
        September 3, 2022 at 4:15 pm

        no problem Karen. i turn to everyone here each time i have a question.no problem Karen. i turn to everyone here each time i have a question.

        dont we all 🤓🤣