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Getting the white back from freezer water/ice cube dispenser area AND refrigerator door handles.

Robyn Farwell Last reply on Nov 14, 2016

I am looking for a solution to get the yellowing (and brown from where the light switch is) white again. Any solutions

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  • Tim D. (The Retro Den)
    Tim D. (The Retro Den) Virginia Beach, VA
    on Nov 2, 2014

    Remove the door handles and spray with three light coats of Rustoleums 2x. Emphasis on the work light... Three thin coats an hour or so apart are better that One thick coat...Then spray with two coats,of their clear spray... Both dry very quickly. But best to wait 24 hours... Me curing in the sun helps too. Problem solved

  • Karen
    Karen Fort Wayne, IN
    on Nov 19, 2014

    Robyn: 1/4 cup of baking soda in a glass bowl and squirt hydrogen peroxide until it makes a paste. Rub it on the offending dirt/stain/grease...whatever. You can use your fingers or a small sponge. This also works great if you have grease stains on cookie sheets, pots and pans. Good Luck

  • Straight Nails Construction
    Straight Nails Construction Cumming, GA
    on Nov 21, 2014

    Robyn Farwell.... I used the oxy clean that came in a container that looks like an ice cream carton.

  • Robyn Farwell
    Robyn Farwell West Lebanon, NH
    on Nov 22, 2014

    @Kathy, @Straight Nails Construction, @Sherrie - Thank you everyone for all of your suggestions. I will not call myself OCD, (but I do like like house clean, etc...) but something as this, every time I'd look at it, my nerves cringed. I tried all f your suggestions with no luck. I went to a lighting store and they said it was due to the light on the freezer discoloring the white. I appreciated what they said but I could not accept it. I came home and found my appliance spray. I sprayed it on around 6pm, in the morning, due to the "spray" it felt gritty. All I did was take a dry paper towel and lightly rubbed it, and all the gritty feeling came off (no paint came off and no sticky feeling) and is now smooth as can be. Then I sprayed a clear coat on it, and that did not grit at all. I see a few areas I need to touch up which I am going to do with the actual Appliance Epoxy "paint". I am very happy as to how it turned out. Yaaaay!!! Next tackle? The handles. I see no screws, etc....so I have to pull out my manual to see how these buggers come off. Thanks again everyone for all your inputs. It was greatly appreciated.

  • Tim D. (The Retro Den)
    Tim D. (The Retro Den) Virginia Beach, VA
    on Nov 22, 2014

    Please let everyone know what worked for you. Even the Rustoleum Appliance spray in the previous post looks like it was the best solution... It a very versatile paint... I should be compensated for always plugging their product... :-)

  • Jeannie Andrews
    Jeannie Andrews Winlock, WA
    on Jan 10, 2015

    consider yourself "compensated". :)

  • Barbara Kegebein
    Barbara Kegebein Bastrop, LA
    on May 30, 2015

    I used the Mr Clean magic erasers to clean my fridge where it had turned yellow.

  • Mfk
    Mfk Reston, VA
    on Jan 10, 2016

    neither magic erasers nor baking soda with H2O2 works. what else can I try?

  • Kkyucatan
    Kkyucatan Shawnee, OK
    on Jun 22, 2016

    Has anyone tried these?

  • Robyn Farwell
    Robyn Farwell West Lebanon, NH
    on Nov 14, 2016

    Hi Debbie...I used everything from a Mr Clean to a product that removes yellowing from whites in clothing. Nothing worked, so it was what it was for that time. We no longer have it (Thank GOD), the freezer was leaking water so we bought a stainless steel.

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