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"Creating a distressed mirror"



 

I would like to create a distressed or antique look on some new mirror. I have tried paint strippers and a really strong stripper called Kitzit. No luck.

Do you have any ideas for removing or oxidizing the back of a mirror.

Thanks,

Tripp longest
Starch Design - Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Did you ever receive a response to your inquiry about distressing a mirror? I can remove the paint back with paint stripper but it is too strong for the silver and removes it all.

Dave Rausch
- Statesville, North Carolina
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2007

Try nitric acid.have heard that achieves the desired result.

Nikkimonger
- Oxford, England
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2007

Nitric acid is a very dangerous material -- so that advice would only apply in a full industrial setting by personnel who have had proper hazmat training. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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2007

Why not just heavy grit paper on an orbital sander?

Najiola, Tony
- Sonoma, California
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