While many of the hinges are fine while some of them have developed rust. I'm annoyed about the fact that it got rusted within months of installation but I'm wondering what I can do to remove the rust and extend it's lifetime.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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    Would let the store know they are rusting. Good chance cheap plated hinges were in the lot.
    – crip659
    Oct 5, 2022 at 21:48
  • Do you have acid or bleach in there?
    – Ecnerwal
    Oct 5, 2022 at 23:10
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    Not SS , apparently chrome plated ( and not very good). Oct 5, 2022 at 23:53
  • What made you think that was stainless? Being shiny does not make it stainless, just chrome plated. Oct 6, 2022 at 3:07
  • @Harper-ReinstateMonica - I bought this brand ebco stainless steel hinges , I think he might have given some fake hinges along with that.
    – Amogam
    Oct 6, 2022 at 17:43

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What you have in the picture is not a stainless steel hinge. You are best to replace it. What is in the cabinet that hinges services? The only time I had a cabinet hinge rust like that it was where My wife stored chlorine tablets. There is something causing rapid oxidation in that cabinet. You will not be able to stop the rusting until you remove the source of the oxidation, or you may have to resort to marine grade hinges of a different design. I do not know of any stainless cabinet hinges that are a direct replacement.

  • The room has Air conditioner other than that I don't see anything that can influence the oxidation.
    – Amogam
    Oct 6, 2022 at 17:46
  • Is there anything I can do to get rid of the rust and treat the hinge to extend it's life ?
    – Amogam
    Oct 6, 2022 at 19:19
  • You can wire brush off the rust. It will come back quickly until you remove the source of the oxidation. Again, what is stored in the cabinet, not in the room?
    – RMDman
    Oct 7, 2022 at 11:36
  • Thanks.I will check again. But after removing the rust is there anything that I can apply on top of the hinge ?
    – Amogam
    Oct 7, 2022 at 16:49
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    You can try spray painting. However if the oxidizing fumes remain in the cabinet you will have the same result. There is no magic fix for that hinge.
    – RMDman
    Oct 7, 2022 at 17:28

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