Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bathroom Rusted Shower Latch Repair

Emery Cloth
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Emery cloth
Clear nail polish or varnish
Silicone spray

Our shower started to rust and it was really evident because the entire shower is covered with glass.

This posts shows the five steps for repairing this rusted magnetic shower latch.


Step 1: Fig.1 shows the latch is magnetic and the magnetic metal bar was starting to rust. Look at the latch and the latch plate, now rusted.
Fig.1 Rusted latch
Step 2: Fig.2 shows that emery cloth was used to sand both the latch plate and the latch on the glass door, the goal is to remove as much rust as possible. Emory cloth is similar to sandpaper but on cloth material, while sandpaper is one paper. For this job Emory cloth is better and more pliable than sandpaper.
Fig.2 Removing rust
Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows that emery cloth was used to sand both the latch plate and the latch on the glass door, the goal is to remove as much rust as possible. 

Fig.3 Rust removed
Fig.4 Lacquer application
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the latch has been sanded and clear nail polish has been applied. Now wait for the lacquer to dry before using the shower again. Clear varnish could also be used but usually come in quart size containers, to much for this little project.  

Fig.5 Clear nail polish
Step 5: Fig.6 show that a Silicone spray will helps lubricate all the hinges, and latches. This keeps the water out and the door swings better too. Now the job is done and we can enjoy our shower again.
Fig.6
Silicone spray

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