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Exterior finish on stainless steel model peeling

I have a Frigidaire FRS-26DR7DS4 stainless steel model with a smudge proof finish. It appears that the "smudge proof" protective coating is peeling off of the refrigerator doors underneath the handles, which are not coated, and under the ice/water dispenser. It looks terrible and I wasn't even aware that it had that coating on it until it started peeling off. I have only used the stainless steel cleaner that came with my refrigerator to clean it and I am not sure what to do about it at this point. I have only had it for about three years and it just looks awful. Help!

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  • gopi66 Nov 10, 2008

    I have the same problem, areas of the door is peeling and looks ugly. cannot seem to locate the apporpriate help from Frigidaire



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Just a thought. Our frigidaire stainless steel refrigerator came with a temorary protective film on the steel parts that we peeled off after it was installed. Is it possible you never removed your film when you got your refrigerator? That may be what is starting to peel off now. Again, just a thought, I could be wrong.

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    Pat M Oct 17, 2013

    I have the same problem described above. In my case the protective film had been removed. The defect is in the Smudge-Proof coating that Frigidaire applies to it's Gallery line of appliances. The area around the door handle where my children leave fingerprints has begun to peel away from the door surface.

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What is the role of stainless steel products?


Products which are manufactured by stainless steel is mainly depend up on the type and quality of stainless steel means it may be plain, ordinary stainless, like in a handle or pot, then any alloy steel drill will do. On the other hand, if it is hardened stainless like what is used in instruments, you probably will need carbide, although you might get a tool steel drill to make one hole.

Stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5 wt% chromium content. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel, but it is not stain-proof. It is also called corrosion resistant steel when the alloy type and grade are not detailed, particularly in the aviation industry. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps.
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First do a quick wipe of the appliance with a gentle liquid dish detergent & water mix, dry with a clean towel. After washing you’ll likely see the smudges and marks still hanging in there. You can buff out each smudge with a lint-free towel and some pressure, but try one of these items instead to bring back the shine and quickly remove those pesky fingerprints and smudges:
  • Olive Oil (just a dab will do)
  • Mineral Oil (Baby Oil)–Just a dab will do
  • Club Soda (especially good for removing streaks and heat stains)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Vinegar (great for polishing too)
Apply directly to a lint-free cloth and wipe down surface, follow up with a clean dry cloth to bring appliance to a mark-free shine.
  • Avoid using cleaners or cleaning tools that are abrasive since they can mar the surface (even some soft-scrubbing creams can cause damage).
  • When cleaning the surface, wipe down the appliances along the grain of the stainless steel for best results.
  • Don’t clean stainless steel with bleach (diluted or otherwise), this can damage the finish.
  • Don’t forget to open the refrigerator or oven door, you’ll likely see a mess of smudges along the edge of the door.

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I think that the brushed surface of your fridge was coated with a kind of clear-coat to prevent fingerprints from adhereing to the brushed surface and that clear-coat is now missing in the areas of concern.
The only cure for tha would be the wholesale removal of the doors and the remaining clear finish and then respraying it with a quality clear finsh.
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