The coating on my dishwasher racks is starting to come off and it is leaving rust spots on my dishes. Any way of fixing this? Thanks.
Gloria from Saskatchewan
My husband the appliance tech tells me if the rust is only minor there is special paint kits you can get from the manufacturer of your dishwasher. If it's a bigger problem you are probably going to fork out some bucks for new racks. Check your warranty first. Some dishwashers carry limited warranty on racks. (12/15/2008)
It has been awhile, but I had the same problem and they do sell a rubbery paint to coat the rack with. I would check at a store that sells dishwashers. (12/15/2008)
Check your local home improvement store or look online. There is a product made specifically for dishwasher racks that you paint on the bare spots and it will dry into a rubberized coating that will stop the rust and protect your dishes. It takes 24 hours to cure, but is well worth it. I purchased a bottle several years ago and it worked great. Sorry I don't remember the name, but it came in a bottle like nail polish or car touch up paint with a small brush built into the cap to make touch up easy.
Go to improvementscatalog.com and in their search space type in "dishwasher rack repair kit". You can also buy the kits at Ace Hardware stores.
You can also go to Google.com and do a search for "dishwasher rack repair kits" and you will get many more choices to choose from.
Good luck. (12/15/2008)
The easiest and fastest way is rubberized spray paint you can get at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, etc. It is generally used to coat the handles of tools for people who prefer a soft, more secure grip. They may not sell it in white which I assume your tray is. If you prefer white, I would try one of the repair kits (suggested by others here) which might be more costly and time consuming, but which will get a more aesthetically pleasing result. (12/20/2008)
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