removing silver from mirrors

removing silver from mirrors

Post by last name: Anthon » Mon, 19 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> Dose anyone know how to remove the backing from a mirror and have  clear
> glass remaining?

I've never done it, but it's my understanding that paint remover does
the trick. Like Zip-strip, or any other product you would use to remove
paint from furniture.  Check your local hardware or building-supply type
store.  
--SB
 
 
 

removing silver from mirrors

Post by Richar » Mon, 19 May 1997 04:00:00


Dose anyone know how to remove the backing from a mirror and have  clear
glass remaining?

 
 
 

removing silver from mirrors

Post by Wm Kid » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> Dose anyone know how to remove the backing from a mirror and have  clear
> glass remaining?

Lay the mirror flat on a protected surface (plastic sheeting e.g.
visqueen), backing side up.  Lay a few sheets of newspaper over the back of
the mirror, and soak them with Sno-Bol toilet cleaner, or muriatic acid.
Let it soak awhile, anwwhere from 10 minutes to an hour or more, (the newer
the mirror, the longer it will take), after which the silvering will brush
right off with a scrub brush, or peel right off with a razor-blade scraper.
 I remove the silvering from lots of old mirrors in order to use the glass
for replacement bevels for restoring antique beveled windows with authentic
period matching glass.