Invisible hinges are the most used for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. In case of accidental deterioration or when changing the door panels, there are always solutions to put everything back in order.
Repair an invisible hinge
Invisible hinges consist of a built-in hardware on the back panel of the door and a turntable on the inside of the closet. In case of burst melamine at the back of the door, as here, we can reconstruct the damaged areas with a two-component epoxy putty (Geb, Pattex...).
Sold in the form of paste, in a cylinder or in two sticks, two-component epoxy sealants are based on the following principle: a little mixing of the two elements is done by mixing them for a few moments.
When the two components become one shade, the dough is ready for use.
Replace the fitting in its housing and seal the voids with the product, overflowing slightly.
Allow the preparation to cure for twenty-four hours and then gently reform the profile by trimming the excess.
Start with a wood grater then finish with a medium and fine grain abrasive sheet.
Install an invisible hinge
In case of door change, the lack of housing for the hinges is not a problem. Just dig them with a specific embedding cutter. Mount the drill on a stand to drill straight.
Most invisible hinges are screwed to the door. For this spacer model (Ikéa), it is only necessary to place the hinge in its recess then to fold down the cover by simple pressure.
Once assembly is completed, a slight bias of the door in the closed position can be corrected by turning the screw. Some trial and error on both hinges are often useful to get the balance.