DIY glass splashbacks - any ideas?

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I've been looking for glass splashbacks for a while now, but all the online places I look are either too expensive or can't supply the right colour.

I wondered whether i could just get some 6mm toughened glass cut to size and spray the back with car paint (have seen a nice ferrari-red...) and stick to the wall with silicon?

Any ideas welcome.
 
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You could , would need polished edges and you need to ensure the adhesive does not attack the paint finish, or show thru the glass.
 
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That's what we did - make sure you get the glaziers to grind the edges. You could have the glass drilled or do what we did which is to use mirror clips
 
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What do you call expensive, my local glazier does them made to measure , any colour from £40.
 
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I've been quoted from £85 upwards (as i said, for a colour not-quite-right) for the longest piece, 2265 x 20mm.

Everyone i've spoken to hassaid the car=paint may not adhere properly, so may peel off.

Might have to go with a colour I don't really want.
 
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FOXHOLE - if you're in Kent I might be able to contact your local glazer. Could you let me know the name/address/website?
 

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