Mirrors are essential elements in every bathroom due to their aesthetic and practical function. They can be affi xed or mounted on walls in a variety of ways depending on the investor’s preferences. The fi rst method is mechanical and it involves drilling tiles or walls in order to insert wall plugs and using extra hangers.
Another method is fixing a mirror directly to the substrate (wall or tiles). Here it is important to proceed as follows:
In order to make the right choice, we need to know beforehand what is the type of the mirror we want to fi x or, to be precise, what kind of coating it has. Until recently the most popular mirrors were silvered. For these mirrors we have a classic adhesive for mirrors, which, although solvent-based, do not interact with the silvered cover.
Nowadays, the silvered glass mirrors are being gradually replaced by varnished glass mirrors which fall in two categories: silver varnished nd colour varnished. The varnish coat on silver varnish mirrors protects the mirrors against damage during transportation while in coloured mirrors it has mainly a decorative function. Regardless of the type of varnish, be it protective or decorative, all these mirrors need to be fixed with the new generation adhesive which is safe for the coat of varnish.
All the adhesives from the MS Polymer-based line fulfil this requirement (Power Flex, Vector Rapid, Gallop Fix). It has to be mentioned that the above mentioned adhesives pass the test with the silvered mirrors, too. Application of the new generation adhesives makes the fixing procedure much easier thanks to their specifi c properties. And so, the Vector Rapid enables you to fix a mirror without using supports thanks to its strong and fast initial grip, whereas the Gallop Fix shortens the curing time eightfold.
The substrate must be clean, dusted, dry and level. Apply the adhesive on the mirror surface in vertical, parallel stripes (about every 5 cm). Make sure the stripes are separated as this facilitates the drying process.
Put the mirror to the substrate and press fi rmly and evenly. In case of fi xing mirrors of the surface larger than 0,15 m2, they should be secured with the supporting elements to prevent sliding. Leave until bonding is completely cured. If you plan to seal the edges of the mirror, it should be performed only after the full curing of the adhesive (i.e. after solvent evaporation ca. 72 h).
Clean, dust, dry and even out the substrate. Spot apply the adhesive on the surface with vertical or zigzag motions. Moisten the surface lightly to speed up drying.
Put mirror against the wall and press firmly and evenly. Leave until bonding is completely cured. If you plan to seal the edges, it can be done with the same adhesive (or with a neutral
silicone) only after the complete curing of the adhesive. (in case of Gallop Fix ca. 3 h, in case of Vector Rapid ca 24 h).
Kişisel bilgilerinize saygı duyuyoruz, bu nedenle sizi Gizlilik Politikamızı güncellediğimizi bildirmek istiyoruz. Kişisel verilerinizi nasıl kullandığımız konusunda net ve şeffaf bilgi sağlamak için. Her bölümde, hangi kişisel verilere sahip olduğumuzu ve bunları nasıl kullandığımızı ayrıntılı olarak açıklıyoruz. Ayrıca haklarınız hakkında, örneğin verilerinize nasıl erişebileceğiniz ve kullanmayı reddedebileceğiniz hakkında bilgiler de ekledik.