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Old 03-05-2018, 11:25 AM   #1
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Problem: shower suction mirrors fail immediately due to non-smooth tile surface.

Previous solution: shower mirrors with a hook at the top could hang from the shower caddy.

These hanging shower mirrors seem to be no longer--all I can find are suction.

Assuming no one here has a hidden source for a mirror that can hang from a caddy, is there any reason the suction cup wouldn't work with the glass shower door?

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Old 03-05-2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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Stick your suction cups on the textured surface with rubber cement.

let the cement dry well before adding the weight to the cups.

Then when you want to remove the mirror, the rubber cement will clean up with a strong cleaner, and be gone.

Are your glass doors smooth or slightly textured also?


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Old 03-05-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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Clever idea that rubber cement! I didn't know that it could be removed at a later date.

The shower door is flat, clear glass. Common sense says that once an area is well cleaned, it should be the perfect substrate for a suction cup. Then again...?


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Yep, rubber cement can be removed from most surfaces, not all, but most.

Some suction cups are not perfect, and won't hold to anything.

And after a time all suction cups will lose their ability to hold, and fail.

I have had them fail several times after they age, and crash their bracket, shelf, mirror, etc. to the floor. Many times breaking the object, that's all you need a broken mirror while you are in the shower.

The cup will hold to a smooth glass surface, until it ages and fails.

Is there anyway that you can attach this new mirror to the hook from the old one, If you still have it at hand, or maybe fashion something usable from a coat hanger?


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'They say' that 3M Command strips work in the shower, although I can't confirm that. If they work as well as they do on dry surfaces you should be fine. They come in a variety of configuations.
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I like the idea of the Command hooks. I'll give'm a try as plan A.

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