Mirror backing - silver oxide?

Old 08-04-01, 11:01 AM
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I have a bathroom mirror which has lost some of it's reflective backing. I went to Home Depot and they said I needed silver oxide (and they didn't have it). I went to a glass shop and they said they didn't have it and that they had tried to find some in the past and couldn't. Do I need silver oxide to spray or paint the back of this mirror? If yes, where do I find it?
Old 08-09-01, 04:54 PM
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This is not something you can do yourself. There are many more steps and chemicals needed to resilver a mirror. The easiest and most economical solution is to replace the mirror.
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Replacing bath mirror

It will, indeed, be much less expensive and less aggravation to simply go to a glass shop and pick up a piece of mirror to replace the old one. When spraying to clean your mirror, always spray your cleaner into your cloth and not directly onto the mirror. This will eliminate opportunities for cleaners to creep under the edges and affect he backing. Make sure your bathroom is well ventilated so that humidity problems will not take a toll on the mirror backing.

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