Kitchen Cabinet Magnetic Latch?

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My kitchen cabinets and the magnetic latches are a bit "aged". So aged that the magnets really hold well together. Is there any tip that you can offer that will make these magnets easier to open once again?

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Thank you,
Tobie from USA

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By Sharon (Guest Post)
March 18, 20060 found this helpful

I don't know if it would work, but you might try rubbng both cabinet catches with wax paper, concentrating on the magnetic parts...Let us know if it works!

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March 19, 20060 found this helpful

I would scrub the latches with steel wool to get them clean and then paint them with a varnish. That should make them magnetic but still release properly and the clear coating will keep them from getting dirty and rusting.
Jill

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March 19, 20060 found this helpful

I've used scotch type tape over the plate that the magnet sticks against. I just keep putting on layers until it weakens it to my liking. Hope this makes sense. A wee bit tacky perhaps but it works.

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By Tobie (Guest Post)
March 22, 20060 found this helpful

I used the steel wool tip (a couple applications) and it did make a difference. Thanks.

Tobie

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