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Seeking advice on removing metal doorstop/frame (?) and shelves from wardrobe cavities.

royq
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Re: Seeking advice on removing metal doorstop/frame and shelves from wardrobe cavities

Hi @Moose,
You're right, weld is tougher than mild steel, it needs to be.
Yep it looks like it's time to break out the grinder. You can get by without the spindle tool if you need to, use a leather gardening glove or riggers glove and grip the blade to unwind the lock nut, the friction against the blade will loosen it. Same when tightening back up.
I would start with a grinding wheel rather than flap disc, flappers are expensive and will wear out quickly on that sort of work, they are used for final smoothing once the bulk of it is ground off.
Quick question before you start grinding though, are you going to put a timber trim over this? If so you could notch out the back of it to hide the metal there? I'm just thinking it is going to be really difficult to get the metal smooth enough to just paint and be presentable.
Cheers, Roy
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Moose
Junior Contributor

Re: Seeking advice on removing metal doorstop/frame and shelves from wardrobe cavities

Thanks a lot Roy. Off to Bunnings for a grinding wheel then. I think you should get a Bunnings points card when you buy a house!! I'll check in with the cabinet maker about the trim question :smile:
Vicki
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Moose
Junior Contributor

Re: Seeking advice on removing metal doorstop/frame and shelves from wardrobe cavities

All removed, Thank you everyone. Now I’m onto paint prep questions! https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Whole-of-House/hairline-cracks-interior-walls-widen-or-paint-over/m-p...

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Moose
Junior Contributor

Re: Seeking advice on removing metal doorstop/frame and shelves from wardrobe cavities

Hi everyone!
Our frames have been stripped, cleaned, and primed with etch primer. From what I can see online, an enamel paint would be most long lasting. We have some low sheen acrylic white paint left from previous renovations, would this be ok to use as a base coat, to save costs on the amount of enamel needed?
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Kermit
Trusted Contributor

Re: Seeking advice on removing metal doorstop/frame and shelves from wardrobe cavities

Probably not the time to be cutting corners @Moose seeing that you've put a lot of time and money into this project. Stick with a couple of coats of high gloss for a brilliant result. 

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Jason
Community Manager
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Re: Seeking advice on removing metal doorstop/frame (?) and shelves from wardrobe cavities.

I'm sure I'm not the only community member curious about how your wardrobes are now looking @Moose.

 

Would you please be able to share an update with us? It would be fantastic to see what you have done. 

 

Many thanks,

 

Jason

 

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