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Old 12-04-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Got a free Kegerator - needs cosmetic repair though

does anybody here have a good site that shows how to repair cosmetic damage to kegerators (i.e. the door is dented, scuffs all over and the stainless top has some dents in it.). Also, does anybody know a good reputable site for ordering replacement parts for these things? The unit works great, just looks bad and thought that I could clean up a little if I could find some information on going about it.

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Old 12-04-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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Post a picture.. I'm sure you can buy replacement parts form the manufacturer, like doors, seals, trimming, etc.. You will probably want to replace your tap with a new one. We're going to need to see it to make suggestions, other than go buy stuff from the manufacturer.

I'm planning on replacing my appliances next year, I will use my current fridge as a beer fridge, eventually make it so I have kegs/taps on the bottom, and bottles on the top. This way when people bring crap it doesn't need to go in my main fridge. I will have my artist air brush, or paint it. I may just end up painting it mat black myself and having a few magnets made.. One large one with the brewery name and maybe roman numbers along the bottom.. Chalk board on the side with what beer is under each roman numeral.. Just an idea..

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As far as dents and stainless there isnt much you can do other then replace it. There are some pullers out there depeding on the size of the dents that you might be able to pull them out. However, most if not all body repair requires a bit of putty to smooth the finish which you obviously can't do with stainless. As for as the scratches if it has a brushed finish you could sand and attempt to put the same finish on it.

I think your best bet is just to hide it and use a tower for serving and keep the kegerator out of site.

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Old 12-04-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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Damn, contact one of those Dent Specialist. There is a dude around here that does paint-less dent removal. Just thought of that..

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I thought of that also. I will try and get a picture of it tonight for ya'll (sorry, from Texas). The kegerator came from a bar in Austin somewhere and it appears to be pretty old (10 years or so). I figured I would just sand down the sides (currently it's a fake wood color) and paint it black or something. Mainly I just need a new door and a reasonable place to buy new lines and hardware.

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How about body filler and a coat of paint......

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yeah, that's probably what I will do for the sides, but I would like to get a new door for it.

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Talk to ollllo I think he has some glass doors he would be willing to part with.. if you want to do something custom..

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Most fake wood finish is actually laminated, you should try to peel it off, then remove the glue, then sand, then fill the gouges, then sand, then paint, then apply sealant. Don't forget to seal it!

I actually recently sanded down my chest freezer filled the scrapes sanded it down again then painted it a nice high gloss black using my friends pneumatic paint gun. I brought it home and it was beautiful for about 2 weeks, I forgot to put a protective sealer on it, and it scratches through to the metal very easitly. Despite this shortcoming, I think it is still good looking.

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