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Old 30-11-2016, 10:37   #16
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Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

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I am truly pissed off.
I just bought 5 new mirrors for the Heads and now one that is below a normally open window has already started to lose its backing.

See da pic.

What could I use to help lengthen their lives?

Spray lacquer?
Coat of oil?
Ummmm?
Mark, You might try coating it with a clean spray similar to Kryolon (sp?) ?
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Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

Maybe overkill, but how about sealing the edges with one of the UV cured liquid plastics, and then coat with epoxy? Guaranteed for at least 109 months, more or less, with the "for what" of the guarantee unstated.
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Old 30-11-2016, 14:41   #18
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Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

Shiva has a mirror which shows the same degradation around the edge.... but it's probably 10 or more years old. Perhaps when new spraying the back AND edge with some sort of impermeable coating might prevent this. But it's clearly cause by something working in from the edge... probably moist air.
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Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

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I am truly pissed off.
I just bought 5 new mirrors for the Heads and now one that is below a normally open window has already started to lose its backing.

See da pic.

What could I use to help lengthen their lives?

Spray lacquer?
Coat of oil?
Ummmm?
Have you considered talking to the vendor? It should last longer than one month.
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Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

I wouldn't use glass mirrors on a boat, too dangerous and they won't last. I use mirror Plexiglas, works perfectly well and mine have been in the same boat since 1980. I live on beach front property and the glass mirrors in our house have the same problem as the writer.
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Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

One month, you should be pissed Mark... I would hit up the supplier for a refund or replacement. The bottom edge of my 40YO head mirror is doing the same... If you don't think its a manufacturing flaw, maybe rust-o-leum or spray plasti-dip around the rear edges would help...

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I would hit up the supplier for a refund or replacement.

Yes, but, typically for cruising, the supplier is in New York and I am in the Caribbean.



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Epoxy job on them looks fine, just reinstalled all 5 today.

And a new toilet seat! LUXURY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yes, but, typically for cruising, the supplier is in New York and I am in the Caribbean.



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Epoxy job on them looks fine, just reinstalled all 5 today.

And a new toilet seat! LUXURY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

Hi guys,
The discoloration of the silver portion of the mirror occurs over the time. It is a common issue seen in most of the old mirrors. Our shower mirror also has the same issue.

In general, mirrors are created with silver nitrate which gives the reflection or the mirror feature. This silver nitrate is protected with copper sulfate and paint to prevent the damages. But with ages, the paint gets off and the silver nitrates and sulfate oxides which cause the black edges. The moisture, mirror cleaning products, air can be the reasons for the mirror rot.

You can avoid such black edging with the help of a frame. Because the black edges happen only at the edges of the mirror. Thus adding a frame to the mirror can prevent mirror rotting.

You can also re-silver the mirror to make the mirror look new. The silver repairing kit is available in the market. You can repair it yourselves. Clean the edges with distilled water and apply the silver coating over the edges. Again give a second silver coat over the first coat and paint it with any mirror repair paint.
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