Ungluing a mirror from a wall


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Old 06-07-02, 11:52 AM
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Question Ungluing a mirror from a wall

I have a mirror (oval shaped 2ft x 3 ft) glued onto my powder room wall. I want to take it down and install another mirror.
Tried to run thin metal wire behind the mirror and grind the glue away. Could get some glue out, but the enter part is real tough.
Any tricks, suggestions PLEASE, PLEASE...
 
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Old 06-07-02, 06:27 PM
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Removing bathroom mirror

Click the following link from the Mirror & Glass Forum:
http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...=remove+mirror

You can also do a Search on the Mirror & Glass Forum for other threads on this frequently asked question.
 
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Old 06-20-02, 12:41 PM
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I like your idea about using a wire! I'll have to remember that! You could also try using a hair dryer to heat the mirror and soften the glue. I'd try that, and use a large putty knife to slowly peal the mirror away. In my case, the mirror would probably shatter, but at least it's off the wall. If you are clumsy like me, wear heavy gloves, protect your arms and wear eye protection. Also cover the mirror in masking tape or duct tape to miminize the shattering.
 
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Old 06-24-02, 08:20 PM
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Removing a mirror

Don't forget to cover the vanity to protect it from the impact of falling glass.
 
 

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