Mirror Removal

Old 08-26-02, 10:29 AM
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Mirror Removal

[SIZE=3]How do I remove mirrors from a wall and ceiling?[/SIZE]
The mirrors are becoming detached and I either need to re-attach or remove. I decided to remove as there are no available studs to tie brackets into and I cannot get the mirror in place to let adhesive dry. Part of the mirror is loose and others are not. They are only held in place with adhesive now. approx diameter: 10 X 5
Old 08-28-02, 10:44 PM
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Old 08-29-02, 06:07 AM
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Angry Weight loss & dieting!

What the hell does this have to do with anything? Thanks for nothing.
Old 09-05-02, 09:54 PM
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NOT weight loss!!

Ahh, someone before you had an ego thing... that's ok, many of us do. If you would like to keep the mirror look you will want to use an adhesive AND tape. Tape one piece to another (or the bare spot, whatever is handy) while the adhesive dries.
HOWEVER, if you want to lose the mirror look you are in for some fun.
by the way, how superstitious are you? Chances are a mirror or four will be broken....
It is possible that the adhesive used was heat based... try shooting your blow dryer on one of the "stuck" tiles, see if that loosen the adhesive. If not, go for more heat, use an iron, the sort you press clothes with, "iron" the tile and see if that softens things up a bit.
Last but not least you have the fool proof method... it's a very complicated tool, called a hammer! Break those nasty bits out of there! Very cathartic to say the least!
No matter which method you choose, be sure to protect yourself. Goggles and gloves are a definite must here. Cover or remove any furniture to keep the glass bits out, shield carpeting with painter's tarp for the same reason. After all, what fun is a new room if you are always getting glass in your foot?
When you have removed all of the offending glass you can better assess your next step..
e-mail me, I'll be glad to help
good luck and remember, it wasn't your spouse (or kids, or dog) that hit your thumb with the hammer!

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