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Old 08-14-2006, 05:25 AM   #1
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The stainless steel top on the stove of our '71 23 foot Safari has had rust spots on it ever since we have had it. I tried spraying it with silver but it didn't last. Finally, I found a company locally that powder coated it silver for $50. They could have done it in any color. It now looks great and seems to be wearing good.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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We have the rust problem on our '66 Safari stove top. What type of company does that kind of painting?
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If your stove top is real brushed stainless steel, her is a suggestion. We have owned a DeLorean Automobile for the past twenty years, and rust spots and stains do appear on the surface. These spots are easily removed using 3M Heavy Duty Stripping Pads (3M product number 10112NA). Many DeLorean owners do their whole car every few years to renew the pattern and depth to the SS. The pad MUST be used in the direction of the surface pattern ONLY.
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where can you get these stripping pads? (is this something like a "scotch-brite" pad??). auto parts store? NAPA?

My stovetop has the same problem...mostly around the burners. But the oven door has got some blemishes on it too. I was wondering if these things are really "stainless steel", or something else.

is there anything you can do to inhibit this in the future? wax or something?
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They look like heavy duty ScotchBrite pads, but are actually designed for paint stripping. I have always bought mine from DeLorean Motor Company in Houston, Texas. They are probably at Lowes, etc. Many years ago, I was cautioned NOT to use ScotchBrite on the Delorean because it has a tendency to "spot Polish" the finish, and is not as effective in restoring the depth of the finish.
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The is also a product called Sheila Shine used by DeLorean owners to maintain the finish. You can usually find this product at Marine Supply Stores. It has a rather strong wintergreen smell which may not be appropriate for an indoor application. Sheila Shine is made by the Sheila Shine Company in Miami, Florida.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:38 AM   #7
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Look in the Yellow pages for Coating companies in your area. It will probably have to be a small company that offers powder coating. Large ones don't fool with such small jobs.
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Powder coating is very common to an inexpensive, the yellow pages is a good source.

To clean SS on everything I use bronze wool is will not leave any rust spots from the wool itself.

All boat stores sell it.
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My 71 safari is missing its cover-does anyone know where a fellow tuber could find a new one?-jim
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For a quick fix until I can get a new one, I sanded the rust off of my stove top and painted it with a high heat black paint. It looks really nice and the paint is suppose to stop any further rust from forming.
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How long ago did you paint the cover black? Have you used the stove since. That sounds like something we should do, as we have the same problem.
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My stovetop is in worse shape than Nubie2006, more rust and some pitting from the rust.

A few years ago I wet sanded with 600 Grit to get rust off then painted with high temp paint, it only lasted a short while then started rusting again.

Has anyone used any of the POR products like POR 15? I know it works great on rust on my frame.

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Sorry so long to respond! Actually this paint in the camper is still fairly new. However I painted the drip pans on the stove in the house with the same High-Heat paint, got tired of trying to keep them clean. Anyway we use the stove in the house all the time and this paint has held up very well! It still looks just as good today as it did when we painted it. You can use this paint on all kinds of applications, it should list these on the can.
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The stovetops on most trailers are chrome or nickle plated steel, not stainless consequently will develop rust. Frequently it is due to a leaking fan vent cover admitting water to the the stovetop.
A magnet will not stick to stainless steel, but will to any steel product. That's your homework for tonight. Tomorrow they'll be a quiz.
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