Comments: Mirrors....

Tips on bathroom mirrors, glued.

I'd bust it up anyway just so I could break something, but that's just me.

Posted by bitterman on May 31, 2007 05:39 PM didn't take the link.


Posted by bitterman on May 31, 2007 05:40 PM

Seven years of bad luck, my friend.

Bust away!

Posted by Jerry on May 31, 2007 07:06 PM

No way. You must bust it. Measure twice, cut one, then smash the MoFo.

Or send money to Larry Ellison.

Posted by Cappy on May 31, 2007 07:34 PM

I sent an email to my Dad. He knows everything. We'll see what he says... I'll email you if he has an answer. I'm redoing our Master bath this summer and suspect we'll find ourselves in the same predicament.

Posted by Bou on May 31, 2007 07:47 PM

Ah yes, liquid nails.
We had the same problem.
My hub gently peeled the mirror off and then patched the walls afterwards.
I asked him how he did it and he just replied with "very carefully".

Posted by Maeve on May 31, 2007 08:34 PM

glue is nothing but polymer, all you need is a good solvent, or if it is dry enough and brittle you can probably just pry it off the wall...carefully. I'd say the same thing that dissolves super glue would solve you problem.

Posted by miguelthemonkey on May 31, 2007 08:44 PM

Scotch, hammers, safety glasses. Make it a party.

Posted by Jim - PRS on May 31, 2007 09:17 PM

I agree with Jimbo. Geologically speaking, 7 years is nothing.

Posted by BSTommy on May 31, 2007 09:48 PM

You have a perfectly good excuse to totally destroy something & yet you're looking a way to it safely?!? Just get out the hammer & have fun. C'mon, it's the best part of remodeling. :-D

Posted by LadyGunn on June 1, 2007 03:32 AM

You need a long thin screwdriver or other very thin pry tool. You need a large amount of fingernail polish remover, you can purchase this at a beauty supply store. A good prybar or crow bar is also needed.

Pry out a corner of the mirror and dump in some of the remover. Wait 20 minutes.

After you discover this will not work, smash the SOB with the crowbar. And have some fun. You are going to have to do major wall repair anyway.

Posted by Hoosierboy on June 1, 2007 07:29 AM

An alternative is to cut the sheetrock around it , lay it face down on a smooth surface, gently pry the sheetrock off the back. Get a new peice of sheetrock and patch the hole, the reapply the mirror using mirror holders and screws..
Trust me this will save a lot of trouble, as well as time. Will however deprive you of the joy of just smashing the hell out of it. You'll probably not be able to salvage the sheetrock behind it in any case.

Posted by kdzu on June 1, 2007 07:48 AM

Posted by Mark on June 1, 2007 09:11 AM

Smarter than you?... Riiiight.

If you ask me, and you did, I think of it as the perfect opportunity to shoot yourself, without killin' yourself. Go into the bathroom. AR and all, best fuckin' Rambo get up, knife in the teeth and all and introduce your reflection to you little friend... Yeah, I'm a 'Neck. Hilarity will ensue. Hopefully no Jailarity.

Posted by RedNeck on June 1, 2007 03:26 PM

Get thee to a local hardware store.

Buy wire at least 3 feet wider than the mirror.

With the help of a friend, run the wire behind the mirror to score the glue.

Posted by Pam on June 1, 2007 04:00 PM

A length of wire that is.

Home Improvement Hell...'been there!

Posted by Pam on June 1, 2007 04:01 PM

I like 'Neck's idea best, but Pam's or kdzu's will probably work best

either way- I want pictures.

Posted by holder on June 1, 2007 04:36 PM

Oh my God, Eric...did you click on that zombie link? Jesus, it was awful. Uch, and the squishy urgly dyspeptic barfeous sound effects I could have also done without.

Posted by Erica on June 1, 2007 06:33 PM

What? Old posts closed to comments? That's un-American!

Posted by Geoffrey on June 1, 2007 08:58 PM

You don't have to bust it up, get a box cutter and cut through the dry wall around YOUR mirror glued to YOUR wall by the idiot who previously owned YOUR home. But to be on the safe side, if he has a problem with it....tell him Big Stupid Tommy to you to do it. (pay back for giving you the Zomies)

Posted by Wm H on June 1, 2007 10:38 PM

Someone said nail polish remover - go to the local beauty supply place.

Oh, do that Eric!!! I want to see the post that comes from a trip to the local beauty supply place. Screw the mirror, that would be classic. *grin*

If you do have to break the mirror - use some sort of tape over the places you're going to do the breaking to keep the pieces from falling all over. If you can find a way to do it without breaking the mirror - that would be good too - cause you know you'll never find all the shards when you clean up and one will certainly land in someone's bare foot. heh.

Posted by Teresa on June 2, 2007 09:54 AM

If you don't get an answer.. email me. I'll call my Dad.. he ran (and installed/cut etc too) at my Uncle's glass shop before he retired.


Posted by farmwifetwo on June 2, 2007 01:32 PM

Pam's suggestion will do the trick, most likely. Just be sure it is hardened, aka "piano wire." Any solvent to be used in large quantities had better be non-flammable. Something might be gained by researching appropriate solvents for dried "Liquid Nails".

Removal of the wall, studs and all, with a chain saw will certainly fire up the macho man inside, but the mess is hardly worth the effort. That is, unless you were planning on taking the wall out anyway...

Posted by wil on June 5, 2007 08:38 PM