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Old 09-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Cabinet catch - in white?

I'm looking for one of these in white / beige.

Ideally, I'd like to find one for less than SIXTEEN dollars plus shipping, too!

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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The white ones haven't been around for a long long time.
If you really, really want them in white, you can get a can of Krylon fusion and paint the brown ones.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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I'm looking for one of these in white / beige.

Ideally, I'd like to find one for less than SIXTEEN dollars plus shipping, too!

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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Andy,

You are correct! And that's even if you can find repro's to boot. If it was a classic car latch off a odd year car, double that price and say "Thanks for the great deal". If it was N.O.S., give the guy $100.00 and be glad you found it.

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:54 PM   #5
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I definitely recommend using a spraypaint that's formulated for plastic. I painted the latches on my '75 Argosy (they were originally brown, and I repainted them brown). I used Valspar I think, but the point is that the paint be formulated specifically for plastic, and the results are pretty good.

I would point out that there'd be more work involved in getting a good result in painting it white, because there are nooks and crannies involved that would show up more starkly when changing the color than when touching up a faded old one of the same color.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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What DKB_SATX says, is very true. I use Krylon Fusion paint for plastics, available at Wal Mart and it works very well. Use a number of thin coats. You may have to devise a way to hold the handle out to cover the brown up in all the nooks and crannies, but the results wil be what you want.

BTW, $16 in 2012 is the same as $2.90 in 1972 when these were used. See: CPI Inflation Calculator for a fun way to look at how the value of money has changed over the years.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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I'm looking for one of these in white / beige.

Ideally, I'd like to find one for less than SIXTEEN dollars plus shipping, too!

Any ideas?

Thanks!
Do you still need them? how many are you looking 4?
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Do you still need them? how many are you looking 4?
I think I've got a couple coming in the mail, but if you have extras you're willing to part with, the other latches are all the same age.
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