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Just noticed THIS radiator reflector foil on the Lidl website - may well take a closer look at lunchtime.....
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Looks like that should work well and could be cut to shapes for specific reflector treatment or highlight creations. I've got several pieces of reflector cut down from those reflector screens you put in car windows to keep the heat out.
How do you stick it to the wall behind the radiator?
Well if it looks any good I'll pick up a roll. I've got one of the car reflector screens but could, as you suggest Pete, do with some smaller reflectors.
Ok I could use tin foil but I'm feeling extravagant
A good idea, on reflection.
I wouldn't use glue behind a radiator, probably blue tac or sellotape.
Quote: I wouldn't use glue behind a radiator, probably blue tac or sellotape.
You just have to chose the right type. If they can stick tiles on a space shuttle, you can stick silver foil behind a radiator, besides bluetac would dry out and lose its errr tack, and sellotape - well doesn't that have an adhesive on ?
Well I don't plan to glue it behind my radiator - I have a roll beside my desk now but won't be taking it home until next week. It's far too nice out there to carry that back when I could be carrying the camera instead.
Plus I've the afternoon off so can play in town for an hour or two and then go home to play.......
Christmas wrapping foil can be handy too. I made 2 reflectors from hardboard, with tinfoil on one side and gold wrapping paper on the other. Works fine.
To use reflective foil behind a radiator, paste it with wallpaper paste and slide it carefully into place. You need to cut slits to allow for the radiator wall mounting brackets. It's more easily applied if you take the radiator off the wall first. You need to turn the radiator off before you disconnect it from the pipes. And the water will run out of it. Everywhere. Then when you reinstall it, you need to bleed it to allow the air out and water in. Shouldn't take more than half an hour.
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