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Old 02-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #15
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Ok just a quick follow up on this.
Following Dudley's comment on using a good spray paint, I ended up sending an email to Krylon paints, explaining the project of turning copper-plated cabinet handles to a silver finish, and the requirement for a very durable and chip resistant paint. They answered very quickly, suggesting their Rust Tough products for this application, as they are the most scratch and abrasion resistant paint they offer in aerosol cans. Although a primer is not usually required for these paints, they also suggested using their Rust Tough Primer for added protection.

Rust Tough® Rust Preventative Enamel - | Krylon
Rust Tough® Primer - | Krylon

So considering a couple rattle cans don't cost a fortune, I'll certainly give it a try. If it turns out not resistant enough, I guess it will always be possible to remove that paint and have them electroplated if this is feasible.

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Old 02-16-2016, 01:09 PM   #16
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Great solution. I can see that product coming in handy in several situations. thanks.

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Old 05-22-2016, 05:17 PM   #17
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The spray-paint is drying on the same handles at this very moment. It worked fine on the door nobs in our house.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:26 AM   #18
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Personally as I don't like bumping into latches and handles in an narrow space with a hip or shoulder I prefer not to have any handles on my cabinet doors. Is that possible??? You bet it is with a fantastic push latch system made just for the purpose. When properly installed they hold the door closed securely even on rough roads. Did I mention invisible when the cabinet is closed?

They are available from a number of sources, this link just happens to be from Rockler and has an OK illustration. Yes they are plastic but they are well made, durable and strong. They are also used for cabinet door latch safety in earthquake zones since objects from inside can't push the door open.
If you are worried about dirty spots on the door just use double back tape to put on a patch of thin aluminum or plastic as the touch zone. You can add a knob as well if you like but you need to train your guest on how to open the cabinet.

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