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#1 stargeeser

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:47 AM

Well I dropped my secondary (inside the ota it did not get near the primary but it did get a chip on the back side of the secondary, not the mirrored side)

It is a good secondary (1/30 wave tested) do I have to worry that the drop deformed the mirror or will I more than likely be ok? 



#2 happylimpet

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:52 AM

The drop wont have deformed the mirror unless there is an internal crack. The chip shouldnt matter if its just cleanly removed some material - as long as no cracks have radiated into the interior.

 

Glass doesnt deform unless its under some kind of stress.

 

I reckon its fine.


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#3 wrvond

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:53 AM

I wouldn't worry about deformation. Just inspect closely for scratches on the mirrored surface and re-install it.




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