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Davidg32
Kitchan Cabinet Bumpers...
Davidg32

My house is about ten years old, and the little bumpers on the kitchen cabinets are just absolutely melting and disintegrating away. I don't think they're reacting to any glue...don't those things come with a sticky-back already? I know you can buy sheets of them, and just peel 'em off and stick 'em on. I don't know whether they're plastic or nylone or silicone. But is it just a routine thing that...over time...they're going to melt away and need to be replaced? I guess they're reacting with the grease in the air.
If anyone knows a better way to do it...one that I won't have to do again in a few years...I'd sure be grateful for any tips or suggestions.
Warm regards,
David

(Newbie here. I tried to scan over the past discussions, and didn't see anything like this. If this is a repeat, I'm sorry.)

A. Spruce
Re: Kitchan Cabinet Bumpers...
A. Spruce

This is a pretty common thing, I suspect that the plastic they are made from is so cheap/bad that it breaks down, causing the sticky/gooey mess you describe.

I suggest replacing them with felt tabs instead. Felt won't deteriorate. You can get them at any hardware store or home center, they should be in the cabinet hardware department or door knob area.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Kitchan Cabinet Bumpers...
Sombreuil_mongrel

Also clear silicone-rubber bumpers.
The ones that crush and break down are sponge neoprene, which has a short lifespan.
Casey

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