Asked on Dec 31, 2018

How to remove rust from the top of a clothes dryer?

KmdreamerPamelaRandom Chance


4 answers
  • Tinyshoes
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Jan....I would sand then get appliance spray paint...of course, I would recommend to take it outside as well as you want warm weather because the paint can bubble if it's too cool.

  • Random Chance
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Use sandpaper starting with 200 grit, then 400 and finally 800 (the larger the number the finer the grit). Don’t use a lot of pressure so that you don’t dig into the undamaged surface.

    Once rust free and smooth you can use automotive spray paint, first a primer and then a color coat. You may also be able to find appliance paint that contains primer and color in one.

    If the surface is badly rusted you can use a “rust reverser” like “Naval Jelly” to turn the rust back to metal first. Read all instructions carefully.

  • Pamela
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Maybe lightly sand then seal with clear spray. Then you might tape off all but the top and get a spray paint that matches as well as possible, or go with a contrasting color.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jan 5, 2019

    You could try brasso but be careful not to remove paint

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