View Full Version : Reflector question

04/12/2006, 08:58 PM
Right now, I have some roofing tin to line my canopy. Should I paint it white (high heat) or should I polish tin tin? What should I use to polish the tin?

04/12/2006, 11:55 PM
I would try to polish them or use mylar. I think painting them white will significantly reduce the incident light.

Near the end of this article talks alittle bit about white as reflecting surfaces. http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/mar2003/feature.htm

just dave
04/13/2006, 09:42 PM
I don't think that paragraph implied that white was a bad reflective surface. I think it's implying that a well designed reflector is better 'n a flat surface as a reflector ,painted white or polished metal.