> 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.