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Old 08-06-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,
Working on restoring my kegerator. Got the new lines all hooked up, but my question is about it's appearance.
The top in Stainless steel, but the rest of it is a dark 70's brown. The inside looks as it it was galvanized metal. There is some surface rust. My question is about painting it.
What do I use so it will look decent? I think I'd like to paint it black or a metal finish (maybe aluminum wheel paint). What should I do with the floor on the inside?



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Old 08-06-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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Sounds like yours is the same as mine.

Do what I did... sand the outside and clear-coat it, and scrub out the rust and corrosion inside and epoxy/enamel it. Here are photos.



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Old 08-06-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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I have never restored a fridge but Ospho is good to paint on rusted metal before you put the finish paint on... http://www.ospho.com/

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Old 08-07-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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thanks! I'll keep you posted on the progess.
I think I'm going to go with an aluminum finish color.

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Old 08-08-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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Picked up some Appliance enamel rustoleum paint from Lowes for the keggerator restoration. I'm going to get it all preped and taped off this weekend. Hopfully I'll get a few coats of paint on it too.

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Old 08-08-2007, 11:18 PM   #6
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Kvh, your old Bev Air unit looks pretty good.

I've got a BM23C that I'm fixing up. Thread is here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=34684

I painted the bottom with charcoal grey Rustolium.... Gonna be painting the galvanized inside with white appliance paint when I can get to it.

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Old 08-08-2007, 11:27 PM   #7
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Thanks - it does the job certainly.

I haven't taken any photos since I bought my last two Shirrons. A friend who works in a furniture shop is making tap handles for me. I also custom-etched a zinc plate and enameled it for the front door, which hides where the old Beverage Air tag was...

all in all, i'm rather proud of it. When I move to NYC in 6 months, it's coming with me.

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Aaaaakkk! I just read some of the posts with the pics you posted. Latex primer?? I didn't prime the bottom, just sanded it and sprayed it with the Rustoleum. Am I gonna have large flakes of charcoal grey paint peeling off in a few months? Glad I saw the post before I sprayed the inside.

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Old 08-09-2007, 01:36 AM   #9
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Actually, my primer did nothing.

The inside scratches when I nick it. It's easy to touch up as the epoxy enamel blends in rather easily. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just be sure it's clean and dry.

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Old 08-09-2007, 03:02 AM   #10
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I too have an old kegerator that I'm fixing up. It's actually in decent condition, but could use some paint on the inside and out (Thinking about Candy Apple Red), and I need to replace the rubber stripping that helps seal the door. I assume I can get this at a local fridge repair shop, but am not 100% certain... Anyone else have to replace this part due to mold, and if so what did you do?

Also, is there anything special to prepping the inside galvanized for primer and appliance paint? What special stuff should I used? There is one corner in the bottom that has some pretty stubborn rust spots. I don't know what I need to finally get that taken care of unless I can just paint over it... Some reason I'm guessing not...

Thanks in advance!

Here are a couple pics, although I haven't gotten a new one since I cleaned it up some...





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