What is a good technique to remove a glued-in mirror without access to its edges?


SRFI 95 provides a sorting library. Many Scheme implementation also have sorting libraries built in, though not all of them conform to the SRFI 95 interface.

If you need to write your own implementation (for homework, say), then you should use one of the standard sorting algorithms like mergesort or quicksort. However, both of those algorithms are vector-based algorithms, so you will need to copy the list to a vector, sort that, then copy it back to a list. (You may find SRFI 43 useful for vector manipulation operations, especially vector-swap! for swapping two elements of a vector.)

There may be algorithms that are suited for sorting a linked list directly. I'm not au fait with them, so I won't comment on them...

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Yes you can glue them right to the surface with E600 or plumbers goop. Locktite works great too, because you have faster grab and don't have to tape them in place while they dry. You can also attach a wooden border with the mosaic tiles already glued and grouted to that as well. I used heavy duty hook and loop tape on the back of the wood and attached to the mirror so that I could remove it and then just clean the adhesive off of the mirror. If you mosaic directly on to the mirror, you really cannot grout it because you have no edge, so you will have raw glass or tile edges. Now, the glass mosaic does not look bad that way, but I sincerely did not like seeing the edge of the tiles amplified by the mirror reflection.

Source(s): 30 years experience in interior design and have used these techniques on mirrors

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A wall mirror adds depth and dimension to a room, enhancing the visible size and appearance. However, there are times when wall mirrors have to be removed and either relocated or disposed off appropriately for a number of reasons. Wear safety glasses and gloves to minimize any risk of injury. Keep these steps in mind to successfully remove a wall mirror.

Step 1: Access Size of Mirror

View the mirror size to determine whether you alone can remove it or will need additional help. Also determine how it is attached to the wall. Some mirrors are attached to walls using mirror clips or hangers, while others are glued on firmly.

Step 2: Remove Mirror Attached with Brackets

Mirrors attached with metal brackets at each corner are very easy to remove. The brackets installed on the upper edge of the mirrors generally have a fair amount of space specifically provided for the ease of removing them in the future.

Carefully hold the bottom edge of the mirror...

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Q. I would like to remove the mirror in our bathroom that is glued to the wall. I do not want to destroy the wall and have read a few suggestions on the Internet. Do you have any excellent ideas on how to do this without killing the drywall?

A. How large is your mirror? Does it go from wall to wall? Or do you have space on each side to wiggle a cutout wire from side to side? If you do, you can buy a wire and two dowel-like handles from an auto-parts store. You can also use a guitar string and use two short pieces of half- or three-quarter-inch dowel, and wrap the wire around them.

Next, try softening the adhesive with a heat gun held a couple of inches from the glass. Start in one corner, and slide the wire back and forth, working about one square foot at a time. You may also find that the adhesive is only in a few spots. It may be impossible to remove the mirror without damaging the drywall, which can be repaired with joint compound. If the mirror covers the entire...

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When most people use the term "mirror," they are referring to what is known as a plane mirror. This object takes the light that hits it and reflects it back. Those used for common consumer purposes are of this sort.

A mirror is essentially a highly reflective surface. The type that people see on walls or in bathrooms are known as back-silvered mirrors. This means that the reflective surface — in most modern ones, this is aluminum — is viewed through a thin layer of glass. The glass protects the aluminum from scratching and bubbling, but also distorts the image somewhat.

Early mirrors were created by simply polishing a suitable substance until it became highly reflective. Examples from the Neolithic era have been discovered, made by grinding down obsidian rocks and polishing them to an incredible sheen. They have remarkable properties, allowing even subtle details to be clearly seen in their reflections.

To make such a device, a person first...

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One of the technology terms that most people have become accustomed to hearing either at work or while surfing the Internet is the database. The database used to be an extremely technical term, however with the rise of computer systems and information technology throughout our culture, the database has become a household term.

A database is a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system. In order for a database to be truly functional, it must not only store large amounts of records well, but be accessed easily. In addition, new information and changes should also be fairly easy to input. In order to have a highly efficient database system, a program that manages the queries and information stored on the system must be incorporated. This is usually referred to as DBMS or a Database Management System. Besides these features, all databases that are created should be built with high data integrity and the ability to recover data if hardware...

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Typically, when the mirror is accidentally driven into a tree branch or other car or object, either the mirror or the swivel bolt cracks, rendering the mirror useless. But it's worth hanging on to the extra parts, you can get the good mirror off and glue it onto an intact swivel frame.

The mirrors are glued with silicone to the inside black plastic frame. Trick is getting the good mirror off without cracking it.

When my mirror broke, the chrome back housing popped off the black plastic frame as well. If it had not, I don't know if I would have been able to remove it without bending - stretching - the metal, then it won't fit and could keep popping off.

I used the chrome back housing, inner black plastic frame, and swivel bolt from one unit - everything but the mirror.

I used just the mirror from the other unit, trashing the chrome back housing and inner black plastic frame to get the mirror off.

I have a collection of the chrome door brackets....

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Upon acquiring a used 3.5 Field Model, I decided to take it down and clean it up. This involved removing the finder mirror with its plate for inspection and cleaning, and for re-brushing the mirror bracket which had gained some rust spots. This is not the official procedure, but just one I figured out for myself. Being a patent attorney, I rarely have the chance to write up technical explanations, so here goes:

Remove the glue that holds the screws in position. This was brittle and flaked away on mine, and it picked away using the universal gentle scraper (fingernail) without trouble. Fresher glue might require a solvent. SKIP to Step 12*** if not removing the mirror. If removing the mirror be warned that replacing it is a big pain without some kind of factory fixture I presume exists. Don't bother removing the mirror unless you need to. Mark the mirror so you know which way is up. Mine was offset on the plate, and there was clearly a right way to be sure it's centered on the...
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Glued IOL[1] or Glued Intraocular lens is a new Surgical technique for implantation of a posterior chamber IOL with the use of biological glue in eyes with deficient or absent posterior capsules (Fig 1). A quick-acting surgical fibrin sealant derived from human blood plasma,[2][3] with both hemostatic and adhesive properties is used.

Fig 1 : Case with a Coloboma of the lens. Notice the lens in the center is half moon shaped as the rest of the lens has not developed. In such cases one can remove the entire lens and fix a glued IOL

Normal Eye[edit]

The eye resembles a camera. Just as we take a photograph with the camera, so also the eye takes a photograph of an object seen by it. In the camera, an object is focused onto the film of the camera by a lens. This image is an inverted image and it is developed in the studio and made into an erect one. The same way, an object is focused by the lens of the eye onto the film of the eye called retina. This image is...

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If you cut out a lot of objects from photographs, chances are you’ve run across a few rough, ugly looking edges. They can be easy fixes, and here’s three great (GIMP friendly) tips to help in three different scenarios.

We’ve covered lots of ways to remove the background from images, but given the right situation, the easiest way will be using “fill” tools like the Bucket Fill, Magic Wand, or Magic Eraser. Using tools like these to create transparent GIFs, PNGs, or just to simply swap out backgrounds can give horrible edges that look really obvious and can ruin the hard work you’re putting into your image. Here’s how to get the right look and make sure your image looks great on any background.

Using Proper Fill Settings

Let’s start with some basics. First we’re going to assume you’re using one of the “fill” methods to remove your background, and not one of the many other ways we’ve covered, including using the eraser, layer masks, and the pen...

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Use a glass cutter to run scores across the face of the mirror in a roughly plaid pattern. The idea is to give the mirror some encouragement to crack when you start to pull it off. Smaller pieces are good to handle. Do not run the glass cutter along the same score multiple times. One firm score is enough.

Make the scores no farther than 6 to 12 inches apart. Now, tape up the entire mirror. Packing tape would work, as would masking tape. Use enough tape to stop any pieces from falling down and shattering or hurting someone.

Now, use a hammer or pry bar to lever up under one corner of the mirror. As you pry out slowly, tap with a metal object (a small hammer is good, but anything will work, even a heavy screwdriver or the back end of the glasscutter) along the scores you made with the glass cutter. The glass will probably start to crack now along the score line you made. Break away the mirror in small pieces so that you can carry it away...

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BugShop FAQ: "The Doors" The text following is part of a series of articles written by John S. Henry on the restoration and maintenance of air-cooled Volkswagens. While his experience is exclusively with the Beetle, many of the techniques can be applied to other models.

This text is copyrighted and duplication, re-distribution or publication is prohibited without consent of the author.

Article: "The Doors"
Last updated:10/27/01

"The Doors"

Symptom- You need to get into your doors for some reason; you need to put speakers in, your window doesn't go up and down right, you are doing a "correct" restoration/paint job, you are putting 1 piece windows in.

My experience is based on '54, '57, '67 and '68 model years, but other years are very similar.


There are two odometers in the Beetle. One is in the speedometer and the other one is that thing on the hinges to the immediate left of the driver's seat (or...

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