Attaching a Mirror to a Plastic Laminate Door
Question (WOODWEB Member) :
Leave some areas behind the material as raw substrate - only the p-lam is what needs to be seen. Even drill a few holes in it for the adhesive to squeeze into and harden.
From contributor S:
Contributor W is correct. Have areas with no laminate for the adhesive. Use a mirror specific adhesive - other caulks and adhesives will breakdown the mirror silver.
If you have a CNC or a template and can inlay the mirror it is really cool and trouble free when using adhesives.
From the original questioner:
My concern is that the mirror doesn't fall off. These are going in college dorm rooms, which will probably a significant amount of abuse.
If they are in a dorm then a glass company should put them in a replaceable metal frame.
From contributor K:
The glass will break before the liquid nails gives up. While I agree that a frame would work as Contributor J suggested, in a dorm environment it just looks like potential repeat business.
From contributor H:
I did just this twenty some years ago. We went back a couple of weeks ago to make new cabinets for a new bath and they want the same door. I don't like it but it has lasted this long so I guess I can make a new one. The local glass company glued the mirror on the door and I will have them do it again.
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