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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    Reflections on rulers

    Seems like I get a lot of reflection on my rulers from my ceiling light. Most times it is difficult to see the lines accurately due to the glare. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem. I've tried different deflectors and still have the glare. Any suggestions?

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    Do you have a "regular, single" ceiling light? Where are you cutting in relation to the light, i.e. directly under, slightly to one side, etc.? If you can move where you are, it might help. Also, a lamp nearby might help. Worth a try. Good luck.

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    I get this now and then when I am using my overhead light or it is a certain time of day and the sun coming through my North window does this. A side lamp used during those times really helps.
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    Would polarized sun glasses help? So crazy it just might work?

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    Haven't had this ever. Sorry.

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    I cut on my kitchen counter because it is the right height. I have to turn the light out above and use the light behind me, it's not the greatest thing but works okay. I use omnigrid rulers & a green olfa mat, so might just be the combination that makes the glare as bad.

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    I get the glare depending on the angle and time of day and which light I use. I just try to make the best of it. I would try those sunglasses. it just might work.
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    Could you maybe put a piece of the contact paper that is semi-clear on top of you ruler to cut the glare but still be able to see the lines? It's not really clear, just kind of cloudy looking. Might be worth a try. I used to use it to cover my daughter's school books. You can see through it but it's not shiny. I got it at Walmart in a roll. It was very inexpensive.

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    My very first post to the board (after an intro) was how I used Minwax Clear Satin Polyurethane, 2 light coats on my rulers for that very reason! Work's well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    My very first post to the board (after an intro) was how I used Minwax Clear Satin Polyurethane, 2 light coats on my rulers for that very reason! Work's well!
    Me too...same product and it worked fine...created a sort of matte finish and greatly reduced reflection.

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