How to remove a plastic shower mount from the wall ?

Miriam Illions
by Miriam Illions

Posting this for a friend who mistakenly installed her Delta faucet hand shower mount the wrong way. It's now adhered to the shower wall but needs to be turned and re-adhered. Any suggestions on how to remove it and re-adhere? It's on SUPER tight!

This is the plastic thing that needs to be removed. Sorry, no idea what it's called.

This is the mount that slides into the plastic thing (just to illustrate the question.) The plastic thing needs to be turned because the mount is currently positioned horizontally, where it should be positioned vertically.

  13 answers
  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 02, 2018

    What kind of glue/adhesive did she use?

    • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Oct 02, 2018

      It was the adhesive that came with the product where you just peel off the backing and stick it on.

  • William William on Oct 02, 2018

    Try warming it up with a blow dryer to soften the adhesive and gently peel it off. Another option is to use a length of dental floss behind plare and saw through the adhesive. Use some super glue gel or two part epoxy to glue it back on.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Oct 02, 2018

    Is it stuck on with a 'peel and stick' style backing, or with a kind of glue that came with the mount when purchased?

  • Janice Janice on Oct 02, 2018

    If peel and stick the the hot blow dryer should loosen it quite patient and keep working at various spots until you get it loose enough to slide a narrow spatula or something similar into the area between the two pieces that are glued together. Then Gorilla Glue or E6000 should work to reapply it proerly.

  • Brooke Bryan Brooke Bryan on Jul 23, 2022

    I am so happy to finally come across someone else with the same question, i have searched every where from YouTube, google and all... Even had my daughter to to find the answer on tictok, Instagram EVERY WHERE Lol.. It is so crazy there isn't more information about this posted.. You are my hero this morning all of you- the original one for posting the question and the lovely ppl for asking

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 23, 2022

    If the adhesive came with the product you need to contact that company and ask them.

  • Nadine Rhone Nadine Rhone on Jul 11, 2023

    I just experienced that yesterday, I took the shower head w/hot water and ran it over the plastic ring that attaches to the wall and had a scrapper to lift underneath while the hot water was running on it, I then used a pair of plyers while lifting the ring up as much as possible to get a grip on the ring w/the plyers and then I pulled as much as I could and it eventually can off, it wasn't too bad getting it off, but they must use gorilla clue or something...LOL...

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 12, 2023

    Bet Delta has been asked this question before give them a goggle.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 14, 2023

    Try WD-40 or Sirgical Spirit and a Wallpaper Stripper to leaver it up. Depends on what she/He stuck it down with really!

  • Lori Lori on Sep 09, 2023

    My problem was a plastic mount that had been on a fiberglass shower wall for over 10 years. It was on there! I used a hair dryer and dental floss repeatedly and finally used the hair dryer again and a very thin metal scraper. It came off nicely. Thanks for all the tips here!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 09, 2023

    You could contact the company and go that route, or what I would do is heat the glue up with a blow dryer and gently wiggle dental floss at the point of attachment. Use a sawing motion.

  • Try warming the glue with a blow dryer and use a plastic scraper to pry it off.

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 10, 2023

    Hi Miriam, hope this helps. Heat if up with a blow dryer or a steamer, when you do get it removed, she will need another adhesive to reattach it.