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The paint in the cavity of my 6 year old microwave oven is peeling from the top. I don't know why. Is it safe to sand off the loose paint and touch it up?

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Sand off the loose paint and make sure that there are no holes in the cavity. If there's holes the unit is not safe to use.

If it's just surface flaking, it should be safe to sand back with fine grade wet/dry sandpaper. We usually respray with automotive paint in a colour close to the cavity colour.

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