Q: How does MirrEdge apply to my mirror?
A: MirrEdge framing strips can be cut to size using a utility razor knife. Just Size, Score and Snap the framing strips to the height and width of your existing mirror.
No need to miter the framing strips in the four corner areas of the mirror using MirrEdge Corner Plates which are installed on top of the framing strips in each corner.
Framing Strips and Corner Plates apply using included double faced tape squares in addition to adhesive glue (sold separately). ***For acrylic mirror MirrEdge, ONLY USE LIQUID NAILS ADHESIVE GLUE (Model LN-700) which can be purchased separately at your local home improvement stores.
**PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU USE THE WRONG ADHESIVE GLUE, IT MAY DISSOLVE THE PAINT AND SILVER MIRROR BACKING ON THE ACRYLIC MIRROR STRIPS AND CORNER PLATES***
Watch the step-by-step MirrEdge installation video below.
Liquid Nails Adhesive Glue (Model LN-700)
Q: My mirror has those mirror clips holding my mirror to the wall. Will MirrEdge work if my mirror has the mirror clips on it?
A: The best situation for the MirrEdge Installation is a mirror with no retainer clips. However if your mirror already has mirror retainer clips holding it to the wall, there are options to get around the clips.
If your mirror has the thick plastic clips, it is best to replace them with thinner metal "Z" Mirror Retainer Clips. If possible, relocate the metal "Z" Clips to an inch and a half from each corner to hold your mirror onto your wall.
From there, apply MirrEdge framing strips onto your mirror in between the "Z" mirror retainer clips using double faced tape and Liquid Nails adhesive glue (model LN-700).
Then apply MirrEdge corner plates on top of the framing strips in each corner where the strips meet, covering the "Z" metal retainer clips in the process.
See the illustrations below.
Q: What is the best cleaner to use on MirrEdge framing strips?
A: Whatever you do, DO NOT USE CLEANERS THAT CONTAIN AMMONIA! That is the quickest way to deteriorate and damage the backing of the acrylic mirror as well as your existing mirror.
Only use mirror and glass cleaners that are AMMONIA FREE.
Alcohol based and vinegar based glass cleaners work well. Pledge Furniture Polish works really well.
Be sure to use with a soft cotton or t-shirt like material cloth so as not to scratch the acrylic mirror product, as it does scratch easier than glass mirror.
Plain water works ok too.
Q: I have MirrEdge on my mirror but would like to try a different finish of MirrEdge. How can I remove the framing strips and corner plates from my mirror without damaging my mirror?
A: MirrEdge can be removed from your mirror using a flat putty knife placed in between the mirror and framing strips. Work the putty knife around to break up the adhesive tape and adhesive glue holding the framing strips to the mirror. You will be able to pull the framing strips off the mirror. Start at one side of your mirror and just start pulling the strips off of your mirror until they are free.
To clean up the mirror from the adhesive tape and glue, wet the remaining residue with an ammonia free cleaner and/or mineral spirits.
Then with a new razor blade scraper, clean the glue and tape from the mirror while it is wet.
Then re-clean the mirror with an alcohol based cleaner or denatured alcohol.
Q: I received my MirrEdge installation kit and it contains metal "Z" mirror retainer clips. My mirror is glued onto the wall without mirror retainer clips. What do I do with the metal "Z" clips?
A: Since your mirror is not held to the wall with mirror clips, you don't need the optional metal "Z" retainer clips. You can throw them in your drawer and maybe use them for some other project down the road.
Q: I purchased MirrEdge Wood Grain finish framing strips and corner plates. What is the channel along the back of the strips for:
A: MirrEdge Wood Grain Finish framing strips have a channel along the back in the event your existing mirror is installed on your wall with mirror retainer clips. The channel can be cut back where the existing mirror retainer clips are positioned on your mirror, covering the retainer clip.
It's best to replace plastic mirror retainer clips with thinner metal "Z" mirror retainer clips.
(See the illustrations below).
If you don't have mirror retainer clips on your mirror, don't worry about the channel or metal "Z" mirror retainer clips.
Q: My mirror measures more than 60" but your longest framing strip only goes up to 60". How can I use MirrEdge on my mirror?
A: For existing bath and vanity mirrors that measure longer than 60", you can use multiple MirrEdge framing strips to accommodate your mirror size. You will need to purchase an optional MirrEdge Seam Cover Plate to cover the seam or joint created when using multiple framing strips to cover mirror edges longer than 60" long.
Example: A 72" wide mirror can be framed with MirrEdge using two (2) 36" long framing strips attached onto the mirror side by side. Place a Seam Cover Plate on top of the mirror strips on top of the seams in the center area.
(Installing two vertical framing strips first onto your mirror, you will lose approximately 3" on the width of the mirror when installing 1.5" wide framing strips. For 2" wide framing strips you will lose approximately 4" after installing the vertical framing strips on the left and right sides of the mirror edges.)