Subtitle: The One With The Illustrations
We had a few blissful hours on Saturday where the 3 little dudes were swimming at the neighbor’s. (Thanks, Jami!) With the lack of people likely to punch each other or break something, we decided it was the PERFECT time to attack the powder room mirror removal.
Here’s a little reminder of what we were removing:
I really, really, really hate broken glass, so I turned to Google. I came across a suggestion that sounded promising:
This is called cut out wire and apparently it’s used to remove car windshields. Or something. Anyway, BC picked it up at our local auto parts store for about $10. The idea is that you slide it behind the mirror and move it back and forth to cut through whatever adhesive is back there holding the mirror up.
So, I covered the front of the mirror with strips of painters tape (just in case) and we put on gloves and safety goggles (just in case) and started “cutting”. And then this happened:
The wire was stuck. So, we tried again.
And then we had 2 wires stuck.
We took a little break to regroup and BC decided to get a pry bar from the garage.
He carefully pried all along the edges of the mirror and the whole thing came off in one piece. When we took it down we discovered this situation:
The blob of glue we were trying to saw through was about the size of my face. And there were 3 more similarly sized blobs below.
So, does the cut out wire method work? It might if whomever glued up your mirror applied the glue like this:
It doesn’t work so well if the glue was applied like this:
And because I love you, a cell phone quality sneak peek of what will be replacing that ugly old mirror…
Mirror courtesy of Bates Custom Glass
That frame is fabulous with a little Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze, no?