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Introduction

Rust can appear after a few years inside a microwave, particularly to the area the tray rollers run over. This guide covers cleaning and applying touch up paint to the affected areas.

  1. an enamel paint is required but it is not special for microwaves, e.g. the small tins used for modeling will do
    • an enamel paint is required but it is not special for microwaves, e.g. the small tins used for modeling will do

    • unplug the microwave!

  2. remove the glass tray and roller ring
    • remove the glass tray and roller ring

    • rub the affected area with wirewool

    • wipe away any debris with a dry cloth

  3. shake the tin
    • shake the tin

    • apply a thin coat with the brush

    • give the paint at least 6 hours to dry

    • apply 1 or 2 more coats as appriopriate

  4. make sure paint is fully dry and interior is aired
    • make sure paint is fully dry and interior is aired

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Tristan Hill

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Thanks so much!!! I got a small microwave from a rental unit ( it was rusted ans I thought i would be excellent for my fishing cabin ( in the wine country ). I WANTED TO USE EPOXY OR ENGINE PAINT!!! The mention set so many individuals at multiple sites off to saying things about toxic fumes and other ridiculous things. there’s even a special paint Amazon sells!!! https://www.google.com/search?client=fir...

wgcormier - Reply

So Easy thanks

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