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Old 02-01-2003, 06:43 PM   #1
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Question Refrig-how do you remove the shelves?

I went to remove my shelves from the frig, but didn't know how to do it and didn't want to break any of the retainers.

I looked at both manuals, A/S & Dometic, and didn't see any infor on how to remove them.

Could someone be kind enough to share how to do this?

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Old 02-01-2003, 07:00 PM   #2
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John,

Some of it depends on the age of your refer.

If it is newer there are clips on one side that wedges the shelf between the walls. On the older dometic there should be a little square box that seems to hold the shelf in place against an inner side wall. The center portion of this box can be popped out. The removal of this cover will allow the shelf to slide out. The back side of the box will fall off the wall as the shelf is removed.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-01-2003, 07:14 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Brett,

I have the small boxes with a cover that encases the shelf siderail.

Do I take a small screwdriver and prey it off?

Do they come off with little force?

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Old 02-01-2003, 07:18 PM   #4
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another question

The shelves have a decent amount of surface rust and I'm wondering what is the best way to clean them up?

Paint? or Replace? or Sand and coat with oil?

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Old 02-01-2003, 07:25 PM   #5
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I have thought about sanding my fridge shelves and spraying or dipping them in some sort of rubber, kinda like the racks in a dishwasher. I know you can get the rubber stuff in a can for dipping or touching up but haven't really found it in a spray as of yet, maybe bedliner in a can? You might have to worry about too much buildup which would make them not slide in as well.

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may want to consider new, or take them and get them powder coated in your color of your choice.

you will never have to fix 'em again.

or better yet, get 'em chromed!

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Old 02-01-2003, 07:46 PM   #7
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Auto body?

John,

Would a auto body shop do something like that?

Chas idea is cool too if it could be sealed well because I could see rust getting back in if it wasn't totally sealed.

Also, do you just take a screwdriver and pop off those covers that Brett was talking about?

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yes, pop 'em off.

an auto body shop would be able to tell you where to get either chrome or powder coating done.

that or let yer fingers do the walking.

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We found a place here in Denver called Ajax Custom Plating. We had our door handles and license plate light re-chromed, as I recall it was less than $40 and we were quite pleased with the results. Check your yellow pages for a similar business in your area.

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Thumbs up Nice work

Shari,

Nice job! How would that hold up on the shelves? You know, dragging stuff across it.

I'm looking in the yellow pages and nothing under "plating". Any other suggestions in what to look under?

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Try looking under "chrome", "metal refinishing" "auto restoration".

Unfortunately, the EPA has probably restricted these businesses to near-extinction. Anyplace that restores cars would probably have resources you could tap into.

Good luck!

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Old 02-01-2003, 09:17 PM   #12
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I found a local company called "Premier Power Coating & Custom Chrome".

I'll call them Monday and let them tell me which would stand up to everyday useage!

Thanks to all for your input!!

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Good. Glad you found something...I think either powder coating or chrome plating would hold up just fine. That's what's used inside fridges all the time when the shelves aren't glass.

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nice knobs!

shari

looks like you got a deal!

you are right about the e.p.a. i had my rear crash bar rechromed for my '55 harley.

it was 170 bucks!

small local company, called northern plating. it is a mom and pop outfit.

moral, make sure to ask price. then consider buying new or repo.

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