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Re: [Shop-talk] Ceramic tile question

To: Jim Stone <>,
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Ceramic tile question
From: Tom & Marge FitzGibbon <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:39:13 -0500 (EST)
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</head><body><p style=3D"font-size: 12pt; font-family: helvetica, arial, sa=
ns-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">3M also makes water resistant command st=
rips and special hooks for the shower.&#160; <a href=3D"https://smile.amazo=
=3D8-16&#38;keywords=3Dbathroom+command+hooks</a>&#160; Can your mirror be =
hung on a hook instead of attached using the suction cup?<br><br>Tom</p><bl=
ockquote type=3D"cite">On November 28, 2018 at 9:16 AM Jim Stone &#60;1789a=; wrote: <br> <br>I shave in the shower, too. &#160;Have=
 for more than 30 years and can&#8217;t imagine ever going back to the sink=
. &#160;I don&#8217;t think sanding the tile smooth is a great idea. &#160;=
Besides potentially damaging the tile, shower mirrors don&#8217;t last fore=
ver and the next one might have a different suction cup pattern. &#160;I ha=
d the same issue years ago (cups wouldn&#8217;t hold at all) and attached t=
wo squares of plexiglass to the tile using clear silicone. &#160;I sanded t=
he glue side of the plexiglass to give the silicone more bite and the sucti=
on cups held perfectly to the plexiglass. &#160;The plexiglass and silicone=
 were easily removed when we sold the house.<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">=
</div><div class=3D"">More recently, I simply used E6000 ( <a href=3D"https=
=3De6000" class=3D"">
#38;sr=3D1-1&#38;keywords=3De6000</a>) to glue the suction cups to the tile=
. &#160;This only works if the cups will hold until the glue sets, (the ear=
lier plexiglass had to be held in place with duct tape until it set) which =
sounds like the case for you. &#160;I applied a light film of the glue to t=
he cups, then put them in place. &#160;They had been falling off pretty reg=
ularly before I did this &#160;- although not as frequently as yours - and =
have been on for about 6 months since then.</div><div class=3D""><br class=
=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Good luck. &#160;As a last resort, there are al=
ways the mirrors that attach to the shower head (e.g.&#160; <a href=3D"http=
amp;keywords=3Dshower+mirrors+for+shaving+fogless" class=3D"">https://www.a=
ords=3Dshower+mirrors+for+shaving+fogless</a>) but I never liked the idea o=
f shaving facing the water.</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div =
class=3D"">Jim <br class=3D""><div><br class=3D""><blockquote type=3D"cite"=
><div class=3D"">On Nov 28, 2018, at 7:58 AM, <a href=3D"mailto:eric@megage=" class=3D""></a> wrote:</div><br class=3D"ox-56bc92=
7be3-Apple-interchange-newline"><div class=3D""><span style=3D"font-family:=
 sans-serif; font-size: small;">OK, I don&#39;t know where to turn for help=
 with this one, but maybe someone here has an idea.</span> <br class=3D""> =
<br class=3D""> <span style=3D"font-family: sans-serif; font-size: small;">=
Background (Stay with me on this one.) &#160;I shave in the shower. &#160;I=
 use a mirror that suction&#39;s to the tile surface.</span> <br class=3D""=
> <span style=3D"font-family: sans-serif; font-size: small;">I redid my bat=
hroom last year and the new tile isn&#39;t completely flat and the mirror f=
alls off about once a week. &#160;So, I&#39;m looking for ways to fix it.</=
span> <br class=3D""> <br class=3D""> <span style=3D"font-family: sans-seri=
f; font-size: small;">My idea is to use these diamond file cards...</span> =
<br class=3D""> <a href=3D"
=3Doh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=3DUTF8&amp;psc=3D1" class=3D""><span style=
=3D"color: blue; font-family: sans-serif; font-size: small;">
;psc=3D1</span></a> <br class=3D""> <span style=3D"font-family: sans-serif;=
 font-size: small;">to &#39;sand&#39; the tile I need to use the suction cu=
p.</span> <br class=3D""> <br class=3D""> <span style=3D"font-family: sans-=
serif; font-size: small;">My question, is there any protective coating on t=
ile that would make this a bad idea? &#160;Or, does anyone have a better id=
ea? &#160;I don&#39;t know about using an epoxy on rubber and tile?</span> =
<br class=3D""> <span style=3D"font-family: sans-serif; font-size: small;">=
<br class=3D""> Any ideas? &#160;Thanks</span> <br class=3D""> <span style=
=3D"font-family: sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br class=3D""> <br class=
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Viper<br class=3D""> &#34;Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if yo=
ur rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of you=
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