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Reflector Material?

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cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
24 Nov 2011 10:33AM
Just noticed THIS radiator reflector foil on the Lidl website - may well take a closer look at lunchtime.....

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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
24 Nov 2011 10:42AM
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.
LouiseTopp 7 627 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 11:27AM
How do you stick it to the wall behind the radiator?
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Nov 2011 11:32AM
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
24 Nov 2011 11:42AM
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 Smile
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
24 Nov 2011 11:43AM
A good idea, on reflection. Wink
LouiseTopp 7 627 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 9:39AM


I wouldn't use glue behind a radiator, probably blue tac or sellotape.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Nov 2011 10:03AM
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
25 Nov 2011 10:41AM

Quote:I wouldn't use glue behind a radiator, probably blue tac or sellotape.

Why not?

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 ?
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
25 Nov 2011 11:06AM
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.......
25 Nov 2011 12:15PM
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. Smile

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