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The mirror on the swing wall in our moho bathroom is starting to get stained somehow on the inside of the glass.

I was thinking of maybe sticking an acrylic or polycarbonate mirror sheet over the top, its 75 x 50cm.

Is this stuff as good as normal glass mirror and if it is, quick googles so far for that size show around £26 for acrylic and £45 for polycarbonate. Is polycarbonate worth the extra?

Any other suggestions?

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Sorry Pete don’t know anything about either one so can’t comment on which one would be better.
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No I have never heard of them and cant find out any info for you either Pete.

This is all I could find

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''Polycarbonate mirror sheet is intended for areas at high risk from impact such as horse stable mirrors, prison & hospital mirrors and similar applications where the improved impact strength over standard acrylic mirror is crucial.

Polycarbonate mirror is virtually unbreakable, offering impact strength of around 30 times that of acrylic mirror, and over 250 times greater than that of glass in equal sheet thickness.

Our polycarbonate mirrors are manufactured with the industry's toughest protective back-coating - which helps to protect against scratching during general use and preparation''
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Thanks guys, i'm thinking that i'm not going to need Polycarbonate, don't think its worth the extra cost.

Does anyone know if you can tell the difference between acrylic and standard mirror glass?

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I have heard there is a little more distortion in acrylic and glass is more resistant to scratching, that's about all I know.
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I think the mirror will be poor quality glass as original, never seen anything else in a Moho Pete, it being a damp environment it'll be affected on the back, seen it a few times where the silvering breaks down.

I'd get a glazier to replace it with a better quality one, it'll see you out, you can get quite thin distortion free ones, the existing unless you see brackets will be held on with a silicone-based adhesive, I have fitted mirrors to the outside of bathroom doors to be useful, and to enhance the space to make the van look larger and better lit.

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Ta Kev.

If I cant get the original mirror off, would it be ok to just stick the new one on top?

As the mirror is on a swing wall i'm thinking the extra weight might put a strain on the hinges, its already sagged a bit from years of use. That's why I was thinking of acrylic as i'm thinking it might be lighter?

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I think a few towels laid around and using a bakers pallet knife or hacksaw blade you should with a sawing motion get a most of the silicone off the back, use gloves though just in case it breaks into pieces, I think it needs to come off as the original adhesive may not support two mirrors.
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