Metal Cabinet Restoration

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Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby John C » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:00 pm

I'm restoring the kitchen sink cabinet from my grandmother's farm house.

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On the very front is a small emblem with the manufacturer nameplate (American Standard). I need to remove the nameplate so I can clean and paint. The plate is held on with two small clips; very similar to some of the Farmall nameplates on a Cub hood.

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How do I remove the clips without breaking anything?
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Re: Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby Barnyard » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:14 pm

John, I have used a small screwdriver under each tab on the clip and pried them up just enough that they release their grip on the emblem stem. They should slide right up with the pressure off.
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Re: Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby John C » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:24 pm

Thanks Bill; I'll give that a try. Here's how the cabinet currently looks in primer. Hope to spray the white soon.

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Re: Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:54 pm

I believe you can buy new tabs for the plates on Mcmaster.com.
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Re: Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:16 pm

They are called Tinnerman nuts, as well as other names, and are available in various sizes at most hardware stores.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_nut

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Re: Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby Stanton » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:51 am

Agree with Dale. Think I remember seeing them at our local Westlake Hardware store. I've always removed them like a regular nut; start turning them CCW and they follow the threads of the screw.

What are you going to do with the steel cabinet once finished?
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Re: Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby Eugene » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:09 am

Local auto parts store. Typically they will have a cabinet with numerous types of fasteners for trim, interior, etc..
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Re: Metal Cabinet Restoration

Postby John C » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:48 pm

I got the clips off. I believe they can be reused.

Here's the cabinet in its original state.

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It will go back in the same place when we are ready.

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