Appliance Paint - inside clothes dryer

Hi,
I'm thinking of painting inside the dryer drum. Paint has come off in a few spots.
Has anyone tried what's called the appliance paint for that purpose? I'm concerned about the paint flaking off.
Thanks,
RichK
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RichK wrote:

Hi,
Dryer make, model#?
This might be what you need.... http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R 3&NV1 Great for coating chipped clothes dryer drums. Gray acrylic paint.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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Thanks Jeff,

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Is this paint unique in any way, to stand up to the dryer drum duty?
Regards,
RichK
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Yupper...made by Whirlpool for there built dryers ( Whirlpool, Kenmore ( most ), Kitchen Aid, Roper ).
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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Rustoleum makes a "Appliance Epoxy Ultra Hard Enamel" spray paint. I don't know if it will last longer than any other good enamel paint. Call their customer support line for advice on their products.
You might look into a two part epoxy paint like is often used to refinish bathtubs and countertops. It usually brushes or rolls on.
Whatever you use, run the dryer for a few cycles empty to bake it on before putting clothes in to avoid any solvent smell transfer after it has dried for a day.
If it is a gas dryer, let it dry thoroughly before running it or you may have an explosion when the flammible vapors from the paint get to the burner. Might even want to unplug it and turn the gas valve off.
Prep the drum by cleaning/degreasing with denatured alcohol, no telling what residues from fabric softners are on the surface waiting to mess up the paint job.
IMO, its a waste of time since nobody looks inside anyway.
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don't
Will do some digging on that as well. The drum is white and has some discoloration, which does not bother me. The stationary inside back panel (which does not rotate) in the drum is the one that is beatup in a couple places and if not used for a while, does show some rust. I'm afraid it will discolor some whites.

Yes, it is gas. Good idea :-) I do not want to paint the whole drum just some areas.

Neither do I, but am afraid that during humid months it may rust just a bit and I'll have rustic socks :-)
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Oh, you didn't mention the rust before, that is a better justification.
That back panel may be removable making it easier to paint.
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RichK wrote:

I would think that it is likely a porcelain or a powder material. I don't know of any "paint" that I would expect to hold up to that kind of enviroment.
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I would not do any painting in the inside of your dryer. Appliance paint for cosmetic purposes on the outside. There really is no reason to painto the inside. Even if the paint has rubbed off, it will have no negative effect on your garments.
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????? Never seen rust streaks on cotton? As a broke college student using laundromats, I learned the hard way to carefully check the dryers I was about to use. Wet clothes pick up stains real easy. Of course, those run super-hot, so a residential dryer would be less likely to have problems.
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Rust streaks could just as easily come from the drum, rather than the rear bulkhead. In fact, the most common place for rust streaks is a deteriorating rear drum seal.
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I have this thing somewhat apart, so maybe I'll have a closer look at the seal as well.
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