Asked on Jun 11, 2018

How can I remove scratches from a mirror?

Tami
by Tami
While hanging a light fixture, the fixture scratched my bathroom mirror.

  6 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 11, 2018

    First, clean and dry the area around the scratch with a clean soft cloth. Avoid using rough fabric or paper towels as they can add additional scratches to the glass.

    After the area is thoroughly cleaned, dab a bit of metal polish onto another soft and dry cloth, then gently rub it into the scratch. Be sure to avoid excessive application of the polish, as this may add more scratches to the glass. If the metal polish is applied correctly, and the scratch isn’t too deep, the scratch should disappear or become significantly less visible.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 11, 2018

    Spread a little amount of white toothpaste on the scratch and rub it in softly. Once the paste dries, use a soft cloth to buff the area and remove excess toothpaste. Check if the scratch is less noticeable.


    Another way that you can use is mixing one part dry mustard with one part white vinegar. Spread this paste over the scratch and buff it with a soft cloth.

    small scratches, use a Dremel or other rotating tool with an attached polishing disc to buff and polish the scratch.


    If the toothpaste or the mustard-vinegar paste didn’t work and the scratch is still too big or distracting to you, bring the mirror to a professional. Glass shops can re-silver and restore mirrors to achieve the best results.


  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 11, 2018

    How to Repair Mirror Scratches | A Guide - Glass Doctor

    https://glassdoctor.com/content/mirror-scratch-repair



    Here are some common household repair methods: Rub the mirror with toothpaste. The abrasive ingredients in toothpaste can occasionally polish out scratches. Apply a jewelry-polishing compound (cerium oxide). Try clear nail polish. Use a mustard/vinegar paste.


    Scratched Bathroom Mirror - Scratch Removal Mirror -Malibu CA ...

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    Repairing Scratches on Mirrors | ThriftyFun

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    No, it does not. The scratch is probably in the amalgam, the coating on the back of the mirror. There is a spray made to fix it, or at at least there was, and it is ...

  • Colleen McAllister Colleen McAllister on Jun 11, 2018

    It won't remove the scratch, but try rubbing mineral (baby) oil into the scratch with your fingers. Let it sit for a minute then clean off the excess with alcohol or window cleaner. It should make it much less visible.