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I have a large but light (5kg) mirror with a wooden frame
which I'm intending to attach to a tiled wall in the bathroom.
using Velcro heavy duty tape.

I'm just wondering - if at some point I want to remove the tape,
will that be reasonably easy?
Is there any chemical one can use for this purpose?

Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.

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On 2007-07-17 12:33:54 +0100, Timothy Murphy said:

I have a large but light (5kg) mirror with a wooden frame
which I'm intending to attach to a tiled wall in the bathroom.
using Velcro heavy duty tape.

I'm just wondering - if at some point I want to remove the tape,
will that be reasonably easy?
Is there any chemical one can use for this purpose?

Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.


Orange oil based sticky stuff remover works.


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I have a large but light (5kg) mirror with a wooden frame
which I'm intending to attach to a tiled wall in the bathroom.
using Velcro heavy duty tape.

I'm just wondering - if at some point I want to remove the tape,
will that be reasonably easy?
Is there any chemical one can use for this purpose?

Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.


Warm it with hair dryer then pull gently


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Timothy Murphy wrote:
I have a large but light (5kg) mirror with a wooden frame
which I'm intending to attach to a tiled wall in the bathroom.
using Velcro heavy duty tape.

I'm just wondering - if at some point I want to remove the tape,
will that be reasonably easy?
Is there any chemical one can use for this purpose?

Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.


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I have a large but light (5kg) mirror with a wooden frame
which I'm intending to attach to a tiled wall in the bathroom.
using Velcro heavy duty tape.


I'm just wondering - if at some point I want to remove the tape,
will that be reasonably easy?
Is there any chemical one can use for this purpose?


Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.


Usually not a problem - velcro is mostly stronger than the glue.

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Timothy Murphy wrote:

I have a large but light (5kg) mirror with a wooden frame
which I'm intending to attach to a tiled wall in the bathroom.
using Velcro heavy duty tape.



I'm just wondering - if at some point I want to remove the tape,
will that be reasonably easy?
Is there any chemical one can use for this purpose?



Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.



Usually not a problem - velcro is mostly stronger than the glue.

The problem for me, is that the velcro comes away, but much of the glue
remains.
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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:


In article ,
Timothy Murphy wrote:

I have a large but light (5kg) mirror with a wooden frame
which I'm intending to attach to a tiled wall in the bathroom.
using Velcro heavy duty tape.



I'm just wondering - if at some point I want to remove the tape,
will that be reasonably easy?
Is there any chemical one can use for this purpose?



Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.



Usually not a problem - velcro is mostly stronger than the glue.

The problem for me, is that the velcro comes away, but much of the glue
remains.


Yup. But if it's on tiles should be easier than some surfaces to remove
from. Evostick solvent works for most rubber based glues.

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The problem for me, is that the velcro comes away, but much of the glue
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Yup. But if it's on tiles should be easier than some surfaces to remove
from. Evostick solvent works for most rubber based glues.

How is it on white plasticky window frames?
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Yup. But if it's on tiles should be easier than some surfaces to remove
from. Evostick solvent works for most rubber based glues.

How is it on white plasticky window frames?


Hmm. Dunno. I'd try it on a bit of scrap drainpipe first.

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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

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Yup. But if it's on tiles should be easier than some surfaces to remove
from. Evostick solvent works for most rubber based glues.


How is it on white plasticky window frames?



Hmm. Dunno. I'd try it on a bit of scrap drainpipe first.

Good idea.
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