How to easily remove scratches and microcracks from mirrors: two elementary methods


12/31/2023 16:08

A mirror, an integral element in any home, serves many functions. Not only does it provide people with an opportunity to look at themselves, but it also fits perfectly into the decor of small spaces. However, over time, scratches, microcracks and small chips appear on the surface of the mirrors.

Instead of panicking and considering buying a new mirror as the only solution, there are several methods that you can use to get rid of scratches on your own.

Important information:

The mirror is a durable cast material with a reflective effect. Despite its strength, due to its structure it can be fragile. Therefore, the appearance of scratches on the mirror is considered normal. Today there are many methods and special products available in stores.

Where to begin:

Before you begin restoration, you must carefully prepare the mirror. This includes removing it and placing it on a flat surface. Working with a mirror that is on the wall or in an unstable position can be risky given the fragility of the material.

First method:

The easiest way is to use glass cleaner.

To remove scratches:

  • Use a quality glass cleaner.
  • Apply it to the surface of the scratch and wipe gently.
  • After cleaning, if the surface is dry, use silicone sealant and distribute it evenly in the scratch using a toothpick.
  • Wait until the mixture dries completely.
  • Remove excess silicone sealant with a sharp knife.
  • Apply the sealant carefully and evenly, making sure it completely covers the damaged area.

Second method:

For the second method, you will need Goya paste, available in many stores.

Recovery process:

  1. Crush the Goya paste into powder.
  2. Pick up a small amount of powder with a cotton swab.
  3. Apply to the damaged area, creating a thick layer.
  4. Thoroughly polish the area for 10-15 minutes using cosmetic cotton wool.

It is important to remember that Goya paste is a universal remedy and may not be found in all stores. However, it is often sold in automobile stores.

Author Peter Deryabin

Petr Deryabin – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Post Comment