yellow cupboard handles look good but lose some paint-like thing

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Old 09-10-19, 03:55 AM
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yellow cupboard handles look good but lose some paint-like thing

I've bought some cupboard handles that claim to be made up of copper, it looks good and smooth,

and no sign of any falling paint. I tried to clean it a little bit further by putting plastic tape onto it,

it turns out something dusty, but certainly not dust, sticking to the tape, but when I try to touch with bear hand or clean with towel, I can't see anything like this. What is that? Is it still safe to use these handles? Will it get worse?
 
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It's possibly a clear coat or patina finish that has started flaking off. Or, the flakes could be dust or dirt.

"Is it still safe to use these handles?" I would say yes it is safe to use them as handles but I wouldn't try swallowing one, you might choke.
 
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Maybe there is a clear coat over the copper that is failing ??
How old are the handles? [new or used] pics could be helpful
https://www.doityourself.com/forum/e...-pictures.html
 
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but I wouldn't try swallowing one, you might choke.?

What does it mean? Did you mean I should give up those handles? I will post pictures later.
 
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I think what PD was trying to say is it's doubtful there is any real danger and obviously you wouldn't try to swallow them which is possibly the only danger they pose.
 
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Hi all, it's quite difficult to take a very clear picture with a mobile phone, if you look closely, there are quite some yellow / gold particles on the plastic tape.
The handle is undoubtedly newly bought.
I am thinking if the particle will easily fall again.
 
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I forgot to attach the picture
 
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