Solution For Cloudy Mirrors

By bernie 2

I have two (inexpensive) mirrors in my home that are driving me nuts. They have "stains" on them that I can only describe as like water stains and very cloudy. They look dirty all the time. Any idea on what I can do.

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Thanks very much.
Bernie

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By Sharon Gage 2 Flag

March 27, 2005

I would suggest that you go to a hardware store and get some Mirror surface removal and take your mirrors and take the paint off the back of them and buy some Mirror refinisher paint...and repaint them.. of course this might be fairly expensive if these are cheap mirrors...then just go get new mirrors...there are mirrors in all prices...

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By christine 5 Flag

March 28, 2005

It is possible that those are water stains. If water gets behind the mirror this can happen. Best to buy new mirrors.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

March 28, 2005

Try this before replacing. I don't know if it would work for your type of mirrors/problem, but it couldn't hurt. Take a small amount of shaving cream and clean the mirror. Don't use anything else with it. Just put a lil dab on a soft cloth and rub in until it is clean.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

March 28, 2005

try using compound wax , the kind they use for cars.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

April 24, 2008

Put some dishwashing liquid on a cloth and rub all over the mirror and buff until it shines. This will also keep the mirror from steaming.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

September 17, 2008

I too have a problem with cloudy mirrors and light fixtures - Several weeks ago a friend in my neighborhood gave me a can of Sprayway Glass Cleaner - be sure to use cotton fabric to clean mirrors with and I heard you should not spray the mirror but spray the fabric - do not use fabric softener in your "rags" - also soft paper towels like Viva and Bounty have an ingredient in their manufacturing that adds softness - hope it works for you. Someone once said the cheaper paper towels are best for mirrors and windows - of course newspaper works too but is dirty unless you use gloves. Check on line for availablity for Sprayaway - it can be purchased at Target, hardware stores and Linens & Things stores it's a big 19 oz can - My neighbor got hers ar Sam's but had to buy a case of it so she gave me a can.

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