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CeliaP
Dishwasher trays - plastic missing in spots
CeliaP

We have a few spots on our dishwasher trays where the plastic coating has worn away and the area is beginning to rust. The dishwasher is @ 10 yrs old but it's had a few problem spots for several years. It's the top of few prongs. Can I use something to coat the areas to prevent further rust? Or do I have to buy new trays?

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

You can try using Plasti-Dip, liquid electrical tape, or silicone caulking, The caulking will likely match the interior of your dishwasher best. Your local hardware store should have these products.

keith3267
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keith3267

My vote is Plasti-Dip. First remove the rust, then coat the metal with phosphoric acid for about 10 minutes, rinse off after. You will find that Coca Cola has about the correct amount of phosphoric acid to do the conversion coating, but Naval Jelly or POR-10 work much better. The conversion coating acts like a primer so the Plasti-Dip will adhere better.

dj1
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dj1

On the other hand, at 10 years old, your dishwasher is approaching possible retirement.

If you come across a killer sale on a new DW, don't hesitate to replace the old one.

And it's true - they are not building them like they used too, and doing it with inferior parts.

bill
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bill

Don't flog a dead horse. the life expediency of a dishwasher is 5 years. you got 10, time to move on.

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