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#1 Mando

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 06:17 AM

when I first bought mine (new) I put some silicone caulking around the bottom seams.  as of now there is a little bit of mildew growing in these areas (black stuff) and there are various places on the floor of the freezer where I have scratched the paint off and there is some rust forming.  what is the best way to combat all of this?  is there a special paint or something I could use?


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 06:40 AM

Epoxy appliance paint would be the first thing I would think of.  I have to do some touch up to mine as one seam is getting bad but I am not sure when I will... I need it empty first.  Maybe once I go into rehab after all this WFH it can get fixed :).


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 06:46 AM

Epoxy appliance paint would be the first thing I would think of.  I have to do some touch up to mine as one seam is getting bad but I am not sure when I will... I need it empty first.  Maybe once I go into rehab after all this WFH it can get fixed :).

 

yeah - I know what you mean!

 

would I need to do anything to the little rust spots before I hit it with appliance paint?  should I pull out the epoxy and use something to clean the little bit of mildew?


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:26 AM

yeah - I know what you mean!

 

would I need to do anything to the little rust spots before I hit it with appliance paint?  should I pull out the epoxy and use something to clean the little bit of mildew?

I would hit it with bleach then sand down the area some so it will help adhere and then spray.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:30 AM

I would hit it with bleach then sand down the area some so it will help adhere and then spray.

 

oh - is appliance paint usually a spray?

 

I have a tiny chip on my stove that I wouldn't mind touching up while I'm at it.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:45 AM

I was thinking this but white https://www.amazon.c...5206E74576C97D9


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:47 AM

at that price I like it!  i'm sure I could get it at HD or something.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:27 AM

at that price I like it!  i'm sure I could get it at HD or something.

yes.  That is where I have got it before.  HD or Lowes.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:29 AM

There are rust converter paints out there that chemically bond to the rust.  I have a few spray cans of it but haven't tackled the projects I bought it for.  The kegerators are on the list.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:45 AM

There are rust converter paints out there that chemically bond to the rust.  I have a few spray cans of it but haven't tackled the projects I bought it for.  The kegerators are on the list.

Navel jelly would do it too.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:50 AM

Navel jelly would do it too.

Phosphoric acid is nice for rust removal.  Here's what I was referring to

 

https://www.therusts...r-FAQs-W48.aspx


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:53 AM

I think that link might explain why brewtan-b turns my strike water dark green/gray sometimes.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:55 AM

Phosphoric acid is nice for rust removal.  Here's what I was referring to

 

https://www.therusts...r-FAQs-W48.aspx

Same stuff.  Not sure when they changed the name

https://gemplers.com...-converter-1-qt


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 09:04 AM

Phosphoric acid is nice for rust removal.  Here's what I was referring to

 

https://www.therusts...r-FAQs-W48.aspx

 

 

Same stuff.  Not sure when they changed the name

https://gemplers.com...-converter-1-qt

 

Thanks for those links... Looks like they might be the solution to a problem I need to address! (Not beer related!)


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for those links... Looks like they might be the solution to a problem I need to address! (Not beer related!)

 My original use was an old smoker .. worked great.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 01:58 PM

I was thinking this but white https://www.amazon.c...5206E74576C97D9

This item is not for sale in Catalina Island

Bummer if you live there :D


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 02:57 PM

In the future on freezer keggerators and lagering chambers, use a dehydrator to brevent the creepin' crawlies (AKA black crud that grows there)


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 04:06 PM

I have a small container of unscented Damprid I keep in the keezer; have a reminder to change it out every month or so. Helps keep really icky stuff at bay.

I'll clean the walls of the freezer with Spray Nine when I change out the damprid. It's one of the more laborious tasks, but it beats waiting until it's an issue.

Dont have a lick of rust in the freezer, and it's been running hard for 8 years.

Edited by LeftyMPfrmDE, 24 March 2020 - 04:07 PM.

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