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BHeinrich 02-25-2012 10:02 PM

repairing small dents in stainless steel refrigerator door?
 
How does one repair dents in stainless steel refrigerator door?

BHeinrich 02-25-2012 10:04 PM

We have a stainless steel refrigerator that a tenant put three small dents in the door. Is there anything I can buy to pop these out or a repair solution? Thank you for any advice.

TarheelTerp 02-26-2012 02:17 PM

In short... no.
This is the major drawback to s/s appliances (and DeLorean cars).

BHeinrich 02-26-2012 07:27 PM

Ouch!

joecaption 02-26-2012 07:37 PM

If you can remove just the SS skin off of the door an auto body shop my be able to make it look better by running a roller from the back side.
Now I said better not perfect.

MalibuM 02-27-2012 11:37 AM

darn....I just got one because my friend swung it open to hard and it hit the wall.

BHeinrich 02-27-2012 12:28 PM

What about dry ice to repair dents?
 
Does anyone know if dry ice will work on repairing small dents in a stainless steel refrigerator door? Thanks.

Thurman 02-27-2012 05:09 PM

Each type of metal, therefore sheet metal, has it's own peculiarities. Stainless has a uniqueness like no other sheet metal. You probably will not be able to completely remove any dents in a S.S. piece of sheet metal but there are ways to make the dents smaller. One of the best tricks is to warm the dented area up with something like a hair dryer, set on high. As warm to the touch as you can get it. Then--shoot something cold on the dent like automotive freon (I know it's not environmentally cool to do this), or use a can of "air" such as you use on a computer keyboard that has been in the fridge for a few hours. You may be able to rub dry ice on the spot, I've not tried that one, but it would be cold. The purpose is to warm the metal to obtain some flexibility, then introduce the cold atmosphere to shrink the metal just a bit. I have used this on auto sheet metal with good success. This is not fool proof, but works most of the time.


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