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Getting broken mirror off of wall

Postby BongoSteve » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:04 pm

Hi, I'm Steve - first time poster, long time DIY fan.

We've got a mirror behind our gas stove, which when we moved into our property had a tiny crack (which we didn't spot), and due to the heat has drastically expanded over time.

We're now moving out and need to get this sorted otherwise our landlord will probably blame us.

I've got some experience with tiling and I think that's how it's fixed to the wall but I'm not entirely sure. Hopefully the pictures help, but if any one can offer advice on how I can get this broken mirror off the wall, and get a new one in I would greatly appreciate it!

Cheers, Steve
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:32 pm

Hi bongosteve
Getting the mirror off the wall may be difficult and dangerous. You need gloves, safety specs and a coronovirus type plastic face shield. Try prising the mirror from the edges - if a mastic has been used heat from a heatgun may soften the mastic. You may have to chisel the mirror off the wall.
Get a new mirror cut to size with ground edges and use a mirror adhesive to stick it in place.
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