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Old 02-23-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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I cannot recall where Iíve got an impression that the clear silicon would eat through the back of the mirror, since the clear silicon is smelly and the smelly stuff is acid, so one should use the black silicon to apply a piece of mirror on to the painted wall. Is this true? If not, which type of silicon should I use in this case?
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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What you need is a construction adhesive, not sillycone- BTW- silcone is made to be a water ( and everything else) repellent- so if it ever touches something that will EVER need painted- you have almost permanently screwed it up.
IF you don't know EXACTLY what silicone is and what it is for, please throw it away and never buy it again.
/ rant off- not just at you, but this is one of the most dangerous to painted finishes substance around. I get really uppity about it!! lol

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I cannot recall where Iíve got an impression that the clear silicon would eat through the back of the mirror, since the clear silicon is smelly and the smelly stuff is acid, so one should use the black silicon to apply a piece of mirror on to the painted wall. Is this true? If not, which type of silicon should I use in this case?
Thanks very much in advance!
Is there a reason that you want to silicone the mirror to the wall? There are some very nice clips that you can attach a mirror to a wall. The clips are almost unseen even. They are avaiable at most supply places.

One thing about silicone......it is NOT paintable so if you ever remove that mirror, you will have a very difficult time removing all the silicone from the wall to paint.
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Before the reno, I took down the existing mirror and saw clear silicon on the back. Of course, it was hard to do and the painting and the paper on drywall came off with the mirror. I sliced the dried silicon and ready to reuse the mirror. However, I damaged the mirror. So I guess the clear silicon should be fine. I am asking here is because the old impression in my head.
I could buy the clip at 4 dollars but I prefer to glue the mirror. Plus, I already ordered the mirror from the top of splash to the ceiling without any cap to lift t he upper clipper.
PL glue for mirror is about $7.00. well, i do not really want to buy 1 bottle of pl only for one piece of mirror.
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So whats this got to do with painting?
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What you need is a construction adhesive, not sillycone- BTW- silcone is made to be a water ( and everything else) repellent- so if it ever touches something that will EVER need painted- you have almost permanently screwed it up.
IF you don't know EXACTLY what silicone is and what it is for, please throw it away and never buy it again.
/ rant off- not just at you, but this is one of the most dangerous to painted finishes substance around. I get really uppity about it!! lol
Silicone is not a caulking material and most certainly not an adhesive. It is, as stated, a sealant and water repellent only. If you must glue the mirror, definitely use a construction adhesive.

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