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Old 07-13-2018, 11:59 AM
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Painting Inside of Microwave Oven?

My microwave oven still works fine but the inside of the chamber is horribly rusted because of the moisture generated.

I am thinking of repainting it. What kind of paint is needed? Any special characteristics?

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Old 07-13-2018, 12:11 PM
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Is it a very very nice microwave otherwise?

Just questioning whether it's worth it to you.
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:15 PM
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This page seems to have the answer:

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Remove the Rust and Repaint
Examine the interior of the oven cavity carefully. If any of the rust spots have small pinholes, you cannot repair the oven, you must replace it.

Some microwaves have known paint-chipping issues, and their manufacturers often recommend replacing the microwave. But with the advancements in paint technology, you can use a special food-safe microwave cavity paint to repaint the oven's interior. Once you notice any paint chipping or rust, remove the rust to prepare the cavity for painting. Your work's success depends on how well you prepare the surface before painting.

https://www.hunker.com/13407954/dang...ted-microwaves
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:02 PM
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Is it a very very nice microwave otherwise?

Just questioning whether it's worth it to you.
This. Microwave ovens last forever and even then they are quite disposable. New units range from $50-$100. May be better just to buy a new one.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:06 PM
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This. Microwave ovens last forever and even then they are quite disposable. New units range from $50-$100. May be better just to buy a new one.
Yeah, I agree. I bought a rather nice one for $65 a few years ago. Although you usually have to haul the old one to a recycler. You can't just leave the old one on the curb for the trash pickup.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:39 PM
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This. Microwave ovens last forever and even then they are quite disposable. New units range from $50-$100. May be better just to buy a new one.
Agree. Iím an apt manager and handyman. Much easier and cheaper just to get a new one.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:53 PM
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And a microwave cover will do wonders to help maintain it.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:02 PM
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I always leave mine open for a while after using it. Lets the steam dissipate into the room rather than condense on the interior. It's still going strong after 30+ years.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:25 PM
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30+ years! JFC! I probably have bought 20 microwaves in 30 years. How can that be?
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:56 PM
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Damned if I know. I've been expecting it to expire for several years now. It's the only one I've ever owned and I use it every day.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:58 PM
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I'm 71 and still on my second microwave. The wife talks about getting a new one every now and then but succumbs to the Glare Of The Clan.

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Old 07-13-2018, 05:01 PM
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30+ years! JFC! I probably have bought 20 microwaves in 30 years. How can that be?
What keeps happening to yours?
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:11 PM
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My mom has been complaining that her microwave's keypad goes wonky occasionally. It was purchased in 1975 for $400 (yes, she still has the receipt). She found the model number on the internet, but the keypad is no longer available.
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