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Help: Fix Closet panel (broken mirror)

Hi,
I am helping someone. They have a 15 ish year old house. They have a sliding closet panel (mirror). One of the mirrors broke. I can't seem to find a replacement that guruantee's that it will go back in the track.

- HomeDepot etc charges a lot to make the custom size door but they don't know if it will go in (and how).
- A kijiji company quoted me $60 to make the door, but they take not responsibility if it will fit. They only work with opening size (not panel size). I offered to take the old door to them , they say its irrelevant :S

To take it out - a contractor just yanked it out. I have contacted windows / doors people - they dont do it.

The frame itself is fine - I just need that fixed with any material (doesn't have to be mirror) and put back in.

The top part seems to be like this: https://www.wayfair.ca/PrimeLine--Close ... 24EALw_wcB

Bottom part is just plastic tab that goes in the track.

What is the most inexpensive way to get this done?
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Your best bet is to simply replace the door. Getting a mirror cut for that will be custom and a one-off which will be more than simply buying the replacement door.
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Thanks. How do I make sure tracks will be compatible?
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Mirror not required, then just insert whatever you want into the space ... left by the broken mirror, as there’s probably a rough finished backing board or metal sheet ... like cut to fit MDF, contact paper, wallpaper, or paint etc.

Mirror required ... then ya, you are gonna have to buy a new set of mirrored sliding doors.

In that case ... fitting up to the existing track isn’t required ... sliding doors come with all the hardware you need...including a new track to install.

Remove the old doors, and take off the existing tracks. Then measure the opening. Order. And refit into place. Voila, job done.

BTW good time to figure out if sliders are your best configuration for the space. Sometimes bifolds are a better option cuz they allow more accessibility to the closet space all at once.
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Is it the mirror that's broken or the hardware or both?

If it's the mirror, you can replace it or you can put in a new door (hollow core door or those 6 panel interior doors (they come in different sizes).

If it's the hardware, you can buy it at the Home Depot or Amazon or I'd try Princess Auto even.

https://www.amazon.ca/Prime-Line-Produc ... B00FMU2FQK

Have you seen this vid.

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I have not - I did youtube it but couldn't get clean idea how brackets are installed / removed.

Where can you buy the inside door panel part only? Homedepot only have full assembly.
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gr8dlr wrote: Is it the mirror that's broken or the hardware or both?

If it's the mirror, you can replace it or you can put in a new door (hollow core door or those 6 panel interior doors (they come in different sizes).

If it's the hardware, you can buy it at the Home Depot or Amazon or I'd try Princess Auto even.

https://www.amazon.ca/Prime-Line-Produc ... B00FMU2FQK

Have you seen this vid.

nice video. i may need to do this to my sliding door soon
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