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Old 06-23-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Removing wall sticking goop from back of mirror.


I just purchased a very nice mirror with a curved top from the local Habitat store.

It has some leftover goop that was used to stick it to the wall. If I use a dull scraper very softly will it pull off the silvering on the mirror?

I also thought of just trying to pull it off the back of the mirror, but I saw that it has lots of sticking power as it pulled off some of the paper from the drywall when it was taken off.

Any other method of taking this off that anyone knows about?

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Old 06-23-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Nope! Whatever you try will risk tearing off the emulsion.

If you're worried about the mirror sticking to your wall because of the adhesive just press some wax paper on before you hang it.

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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I think you are correct, I just pulled the backing that was there from the wall and used a serrated knife to take off the excess blobs but not down to the mirror.

I was worried about it sticking never thought of the wax paper, thanks, you have solved by problem.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:43 AM   #5
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I had the opposit situation. I had the sticky goop left over from taking mirrors off my cupboards (not sure why they were there in the first place)
I used tsp after cutting the majority of it off and i was able to get if off the wood without wrecking it. I know a mirror is a bit different tho.
What about that goo be gone, that might work.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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I put the mirror up with the wax paper on the goop, I pushed it against the wall and took it off before I permanently installed it. Worked fine, no sticking.

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