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The bottom of my microwave (under the wheels of the turntable) is starting to chip. can i repair this myself with high heat appliance enamel paint?

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Probably, as long as it's not rusted all the way through.

You need to sand it to bare metal, then it will take paint.

I'd leave the door open and let it dry overnight.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2010

  • albion96 Feb 18, 2011

    Not saying what type of paint might border on the dangerous

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