I went to beauty school many (many many) years ago. We were taught to take a regular lead pencil and "color" the rust spots on our scissors, it took the rust right off. Then you can clean the lead off and I would use a clear paint over the spots. You may need to touch up the removed rust spots with a paint that is the same color as your fridge. (10/27/2006)
If it is surface rust rub the spot with distilled white vinegar and that will dissolve the rust, lightly sand with a fine grade sandpaper and repaint with the proper white ware paint. The rust will normally appear if the paint has been removed and is bare metal. If the spot has bubbled then it is more serious. You will need to sand back to bare metal then rub with the vinegar, this neutralizes the rust, then lightly sand and repaint. If there is a hole or it is badly pitted where the rust is you will need to fill it with a filler like fixing a rust hole on a car. Same process maybe check the library on rust repairs. (10/28/2006)
If it is less than five years old is it still under warranty? It sounds like it didn't get a good coat of paint at the factory. You may have to take it to a body shop and have them paint the interior so it will not keep rusting. You could do this yourself but it would be quite a job. You would need to move the fridge to a place it could be painted without the overspray getting on anything and the odor would not kill you. It would need to dry completely before you use it again. good luck (10/30/2006)
By carla bledsoe
I would contact the company that made the refrigerator and tell them about it, and ask what I need to do about it. (10/30/2006)
Use 220 grit sand paper to gently remove the rust and paint it with NAVAL JELLY. These can be purchased at any car parts store. I personally know this works & works well! (10/31/2006)
By Paula Jo Carr
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