Refrigerator paint

I have a white GE refrigerator about 15 years old. It is developing severe rust spots because the exterior paint is disintegrating.
What's a good way to stop the rust and fix the finish? I can't take it out of service but in a few weeks I will be able to ventilate the kitchen on warm afternoons if paint fumes would be a problem.
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The best product ive found for this problem is POR15. go to : www.por15.com . This stuff is simply amazing.
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Choreboy wrote:

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Hi,
I guess you could give the surface a good cleaning to remove any finger prints/oils/grease and such, then sand the rusted areas and try an appliance white spray paint to freshin up the finish. http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R 3&NV0 White Appliance Spray Paint - White acrylic paint. 12-ounce spray can.
This finish wouldn't be baked on the like the original and may scratch easier, but hopefully will cover the rusted area's. jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com
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Choreboy wrote:

Well first the rust is damaging the paint not the other way around I would suspect.
You can try some of the appliance paint sold in the big box stores, but don't expect like new results.
For like new results, I suggest having the pros come in. They will do it quick and do a better job than you can do yourself and all on site. It may cost a lot less than you are thinking.
However it is 15 years old. Consider replacement.
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You have a few options.
You can buy spray paint at any good hardware store of home center. It may not be a perfect match and then you have to paint the entire appliance. Some people are not good at spraying paint from those cans.
Call a pro that does on-site painting of appliances. It will look like brand new when done. A friend had his done and I was amazed at the quality of the job. It was not cheap though.
Buy a new fridge. Given the age, it may go at any time or it may last ten more years. Crap shoot at best. New units will save energy and have better features. Amazing just how much you can get for $450 or so.
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I would not spend a lot of money to have an old, presumably inefficient by today's standards, refrigerator painted. If you can't do it yourself cheaply, then consider a new stainless steel refrigerator. Most (maybe all?) are energy star, and you won't have to sorry about it rusting again.
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scott snipped-for-privacy@my-deja.com wrote:

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On all but the most expensive stainless-steel fridges, only the visible parts of the door are s.s. The sides and tops are normal steel covered in some other finish, usually a black vinyl stuff. (You can tell its normal steel under the stuff 'cause fridge magnets stick).
Chip C
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I've used Rustoleum spray paint in gloss white or almond to freshen up the look of old appliances; I've sanded rust a bit first. Guess it depends how picky you are on how it's going to look if you don't think you can do it yourself. Just try quick strokes side to side and don't go over the same spot too much. I had a little problems with drips from the can but that's 'cuz the nozzle broke and I'm not too picky as long as it's nice and shiny and all approximately one color without metal showing. ares

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