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Archive for February 14th, 2013

Dishwasher Rack Pins: More Plastic

Those 3D printed dishwasher rack protectors solved the problem on the bottom of the pins, but the tops also had some rust. I dosed the pins with Evapo-Rust to stabilize the corrosion:

Dishwasher rack - rusted pins

Dishwasher rack – rusted pins

After that picture, the pins soaked for a while, got a rinse & blotting, then sat for a while to dry. I can’t say that’s in complete accordance with the directions, but it’s close to the spirit of the thing.

Meanwhile, the MEK / xylene / acetone I added to the bottle of stiffened ReRACK repair coating had softened it up pretty well.  They recommend several coats at half-hour intervals, of which this was the first:

Dishwasher rack - first plastic layer

Dishwasher rack – first plastic layer

I probably should have chewed off the corrosion bulging the OEM coating, but, given the number of pins that needed chewing, that started looking like a major project. Let’s face it, I can always touch things up if the pins continue rotting out.

The next morning, the rack was back in service:

Dishwasher rack - recoated pins

Dishwasher rack – recoated pins

One advantage of a big blob atop each pin: the printed rack protectors might not wriggle off quite so easily.

 

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