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No more glue on mirrors

Perfect reflection: How to remove super glue from mirrors

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Easily remove super glue from mirrors yourself. Whether it’s an unsightly blob or a dried lump, learn how to quickly clean it off.

How to remove super glue from mirrors—and what you should know

When a mirror has a smudge of glue on it, you may be tempted to replace it. Don’t. It can be fixed easily with a few simple products that you likely have around the house.

A person holds a spray bottle in one hand;  the other hand is holding a mirror soiled with a glue stain.
Glass cleaner or water can help you get the glue off easily

Best methods for removing super glues from mirrors

Here's what you’ll need to remove glue:

  • Soft cloth 
  • A sponge
  • Water
  • Razorblade or some sort of scraper


  1. Remove any glue you can pick off with your fingernail or a blunt tool
  2. Next, use a glass cleaner and a cloth to wipe off anything that will come up with a little pressure
  3. Use water on a cloth and rub it in in a circular motion
  4. Continue the process until the glue is removed 
  5. Clean mirror with glass cleaner or water and a paper towel 

How to remove super glue from your mirror—and remount

If your project involves remounting a mirror that you have cleaned up, you will want to know what the best glue is for that application.

A hand swipes with a cloth over a mirror with a transparent stain.
Use water on a cloth to remove glue from your mirror

Loctite PL 520 Mirror Adhesive is a high-performance adhesive formulated especially for mounting mirrors. It can be used on most structurally sound interior surfaces such as wood, drywall, metal and painted surfaces. It is easy to apply plus, its low VOC formulation is safe to use and environmentally friendly.

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