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Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:44 am
by JohnR
I'm about to put my bathroom mirror back up. It is about 4 ft tall by 6 feet wide. One of those typically bathroom mirrors you know? Will be using those bathroom mirror stainless steel hooks (will be looking to screw them into studs) but I also wanted to put some silicone behind the mirror. Indeed, that is what I found behind the mirror when I took it down. But maybe it's not silicone, maybe it's adhesive? The mirror was initially hung in 1980 and had about 6 beads of silicone or adhesive behind it...although the silicone/adhesive easily peeled off of the wall and off of the mirror...and it was still malleable. Is it an adhesive I should be using? I want the next guy (maybe it'll be me) to be able to "peel" the mirror off the wall with wedges like I did. I don't want it to be an adhesive nightmare for the next guy that takes that mirror down.

Re: Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:50 pm
by Shannon
Just use 3 sets of mirror clips instead.

Re: Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 pm
by A. Spruce
Silicone will damage the mirror, don't use it!

I'm not sure what type of adhesive glass companies use, I would recommend visiting a local shop to ask/purchase some.

Re: Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:49 pm
by Aaron
Yeah just those mirror hanger/clips should suffice? You don't need glue behind it. I have one of those large rectangular mirrors in my bathroom and it just sits on those clips. The clips you put above the mirror pull up a little bit and spring back down so you can get the mirror inside the top clip.

Re: Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:55 am
by JohnR
Thanks for the replies guys. Used the clips...just made sure they were anchored (in stud) or with better drywall anchors than come in the package. Seems to be working fine. :D