I have a number of large mirrors in my boat -- in both heads, and in the aft cabin
. The one in the cabin
is in perfect condition, the one in the forward heads is fine except losing some silvering around the edges, but the one in the aft heads is deteriorating badly, with the silvering corroding and coming out of the glass -- it's basically falling apart.
I have no idea why these mirrors would behave in such different ways.
In any case, I need to replace the one in the aft heads, and I want to be sure that I do it right this time so that it doesn't fall apart all over again.
So I need some tips about the right kind of material to use, and technique to install it.
That mirror is glued to cabinetry in two parts
-- one an opening part of a kind of medicine cabinet, the other to a fixed part of that cabinet.
I'm afraid it will be a terrible mess to get the old mirror off, and possibly destroying the cabinetry underneath. Is it very awful to glue down the new mirror over the old? Or is there some technique for un-gluing the old mirror?
And does anyone have any recommendation for mirror material which can live in the marine environment
without falling to pieces?
Thanks in advance for all advice.