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Old 12-16-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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Wall Mirror Removal

I want to remove the mirror that hangs on the wall. The back side of the wall is the shower stall. The mirror lays flat on the wall and seems to be glued or possibly fasted from the back side thru the wall. Any suggestions how to remove it while not damaging the mirror or the wall

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:25 AM   #2
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Take a piece of thin insulated wire and carefully place it behind the mirror in one corner and then carefully saw it back and forth the entire length of the backside. This will break the glue bond. You may want to leave the bottom clips in place so the mirror does not drop.

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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gluing mirrors to a wall is fairly common. I have taken them off using a thin putty knife to start. Start on one corner, initially you are just trying to get a corner lifted away from the glue. Get some braided fishing line (50-80lb test) and slide it under the putty knife and the corner of the glass, remove the putty knife, and start sawing the line back and forth. Some glues will stick to the line so move to a section of fresh line as required. I also should tell you that success is not always the outcome, some times the mirror breaks, it is a good idea to put some sticky paper on the mirror so that if it does break the glass is contained. I use that stuff from home depot that you line shelves and drawers with. You will (most likely) have wall repairs to do after removal as well, certainly glue residue, depends on what the wall material is as to how you remove it, some solvents will affect wallpaper.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
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Some mirrors may have a Velcro strip on bottom of mirror and L hook clips at the top, pull on the bottom to release and lift off hooks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Piano wire or picture hanging wire works best tied at each end to a couple of sticks or dowel for handles. As someone mentioned, some mac-tac or shelf liner works to keep it together. Having an additional hand to keep it from falling away helps.
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being a formor contractor i would always heat up object being romeved thats glued with heat gun or something to make the glue more soft and MUCH easier to remove...just a thought..=jeff
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being a formor contractor i would always heat up object being romeved thats glued with heat gun or something to make the glue more soft and MUCH easier to remove...just a thought..=jeff
Great advice...it definetly helps. Been there....

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