Mirror repair services include all the tasks necessary to restore cracked, cloudy or scratched mirrors. If damage to the mirror is too extensive (repairs or mirror restoration is impossible), your repairman can replace the mirror glass.
With this mirror service, you don’t have to discard or replace mirrors as you would before. Bring new life to most types of mirrors, whether they be hand-held, large and portable, or mounted on your bathroom wall.
Cracked mirror repair
Mirror repairmen can restore a cracked mirror with a store-bought kit the repairman may bring, or you can supply. The process begins with cleaning the mirror of dust, dirt and glass fragments. Your repairman applies stabiliser around the crack, then uses resin via a special syringe placed on the centre of the film; the resin is allowed to dry.
Next, the repairman applies resin adhesive on the resin-filled crack, then places a curing film over the resin adhesive. After curing for another hour, your repairman removes the film. The repairman scrapes off the excess resin with a utility knife or razor blade. A glass cleaner application and rubdown finishes the cracked mirror repair.
Cloudy mirror repair
For cloudy mirror repair, your hired mirror specialist can use different methods. They can use a cleaning solution of diluted white vinegar, spraying it on and wiping off with old newspaper. Another technique involves jewellery polish that makes micro-abrasions on the surface and removes the cloudy smudges.
Some specialists can wipe the mirror with water and a microfibre cloth, bearing down on the mirror as they rub off the smudges.
Mirror scratch repair
For mirror scratch repair, repairmen can remove scratches by rubbing abrasive compounds such as a jewellery-polishing compound to smooth out mirrors. For deep scratches, they may use power tools to grind, buff, and polish scrapes away.
Mirror glass replacement
When the damage to your mirror is irreparable, your mirror repairman can replace the glass. They remove the existing mirror from its frame or mount, then install a new pane of glass. Some mirror repair specialists can perform the mirror and glass cutting if the new pane is too large or you wish to customise the size or shape.
To resilver a mirror, the repairman removes the top layer of glass from your mirror’s frame, then removes the reflective layer of silver or aluminium with a dissolving chemical, usually nitric acid. They then clean and polish the mirror surface for resilvering. A special sprayer is used to apply the aluminium or silver layer, then left to dry for several hours.
If requested, your mirror repair specialist can apply an extra layer of copper paint to enhance the new silver or aluminium layer’s reflective properties. The mirror is finally put back in its frame.