NY Good Questions: Is it Possible to Repair This Myself?

NY Good Questions: Is it Possible to Repair This Myself?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 30, 2008
Dear AT, I have a metal chair frame that was salvaged from being disposed of. Even in this state it is functional with cushions. However, I would like to refinish the frame. Aside from the hinges there are no other traces of rust. The black enamel is in a state of deterioration to reveal the metal underneath. If possible I would like to strip the piece down to the metal (or a silver finish) and have a protective coating to waterproof it for outdoor use...

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There is also the issue of the chair back being connected only by the seat hinges. I doubt that a simple weld would be able to reattach it to the back but I do not know what kind of hardware to use. If these repairs are possible as a do-it-yourself project I would attempt it alone. If this is too ambitious then I would appreciate recommendations where I could have metal furniture repaired. Thanks! A.D
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