Mirror fell off bathroom cabinet

Hi, the mirror door fell off my bathroom cabinet as I was opening it. See picture attached of the 'hinge' it was attached to.....how does the door reattach to these, some sort of strong adhesive??


  • frugalmacdugal
    frugalmacdugal Posts: 10,077
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    have you a photie of the door fixing please?
  • Hi,
    have you a photie of the door fixing please?
    There's no fixing on the inside of the door itself, although you can see the mark where it was attached.

  • ThisIsWeird
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    Yes, it's a strong adhesive.
    Often in the form of a double-sided tape, tho' there are numerous powerful adhesives you could use instead.
    One of my favs is StixAll - powerful stuff.
    Both surfaces would really need cleaning up first, tho', or else the adherence would only be as good as the coating already on there - and that has failed.
    Care would need to be taken on the mirror side so as not to remove the 'silvering'. For the hinge part, that can be scraped clean using a craft knife or similar - remove all traces of the existing adhesive.
    Then best to remove the hinges from the cabinet, so you can place them accurately on the back of the mirror. Perhaps outline the contact area on the mirror using masking tape - stick down a rectangle a few mm outside the actual position as a guide. Then the adhesive of choice.

    Do folk on here have any particular recommendations for this?

  • GDB2222
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    Methylated spirit is probably ok for cleaning. It probably won't attack the silver finish.

    If you have some isopropanol, that would be good. 

    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • If the cabinet is from B&Q and from the Artemis or Alcudina range, B&Q have done a recall.  Worth checking out.
  • Eldi_Dos
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    With them being in a area of high humidity the hinges may have got stiffer with the passage of time putting more pressure on area where adhesive holds mirror to them. If you do repair loosen up hinges and spray occasionally.
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