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Old 07-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Diamonds on mirror removal?

Has anyone removed the diamond shapes on the mirrors inside a older motorhome? I thought about using fishing line, but not sure what the underside would look like. Hate the diamonds. Who designs these things anyway:(

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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How about a razor blade the reflective side of the mirror is on the back side so it shouldn't hurt anything.

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #3
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They are probably on with some sort of adhesive type tape. I would try Googone or something like that. then the razor blade.
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I would call a glass company. They would know what adhesive was probably used and the correct means of removal.

Otherwise, Try using a fish filleting knife or a sash bar. Both are very thin.
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a little bit of heat... like a hairdryer and dental floss... then some 3m adhesive cleaner.
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Or ... you might think about covering them with a wooden valance that matches your cabinets. The little bit of mirror that would be lost is inconsequential since you can't see yourself in diamonds anyway.
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If its silicone or foam tape dental floss will cut thru it in seconds. Its great for removing things stuck to walls like plastic hooks and holders.
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Fishing line is stronger then dental floss.

They should be held on with double sided tape.
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I agree for double sided tape use fishing line. But use woven trolling line rather than monfiliment if you can. It's much stronger. I have used this technique many times. removed mirrors, FMCA plate and other badges when changing MH's, etc..... Use a "sawing motion". The really cheap foam tape may cut through with floss, but some of the stronger stuff takes a lot more effort and stronger line. Use "Goop Off" or simlar adhesive remover to get the remainder off each side.
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BTW: Forgot to mention - woven dacron trolling line is softer and will not scratch like monofiliment or some slightly abrasive dental floss can. Not much of an issue on glass mirrors of course, but is on other surfaces.
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Thanks everyone. I'll try the fishing line, with hair dryer, and goo-b-gone when I find the time.
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Les gives good advice. Call a glass company for advice.
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You might ask the nice man at the glass store for a quote on removing the diamonds, too.

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