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Microwave enamel wearing away

In my Kitchenaid microwave, under the turntable glass, where the little wheels go round and round...the enamel has worn aware, and the little wheels now turn on bare metal. Because of the moisture, this little 1/4 inch circle is rusting abit. The machine works great, but I would like to coat the little groove with something to stop the rusting.

I thought about enamel paint? Just a tiny area, recommendations?

Corinne

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It will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

Enamel should work, but appliance paint is better.

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