In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

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One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Determination and a Fire Exinguisher

I posted about blistering paint in a microwave and went on to rant how we throw too much away.

Anyway, I searched high and low, looking for the right paint. Then I checked out manufacturers web sites and it was always the same answer: throw it away and buy another.

I'm not easily led to waste, so I bought some good high temperature paint for barbecue pits, some sandpaper and waltzed from the box store with an expenditure of less than ten dollars.

Using my pocket knife, I removed any paint that would flake away. Then, I used a 400 grit sandpaper to remove any loose paint and rust to where there was only clean steel.

Next, I placed a coat of paint on the bottom of the microwave at the exposed locations, waited 24 hours and applied another. After another 24 hours, I was ready for the test, with my fire extinguisher handy.

Placing a microwave safe glass filled with water, I tested the microwave at one minute, then two and finally for four minutes. The result? It's like new.

So, there you have it. I'm now an expert on fixing peeling paint inside a microwave, and you are too.

Do I recommend this? Not on your happy ass. I'll never recommend such a thing. If you think it's something to try, go ahead, but don't point at me as some kind of expert. I'll deny everything.


  1. I wasn't here. *wink*

    I didn't read that. *elbow nudge*

    But what the heck did you DO to your poor microwave in the first place?

    1. It's not what I did, it's what I spent. Inexpensive microwaves are such because they don't manufacture them very well.

  2. On an old microwave I had, the paint started blistering in little spots that exposed the steel. Of course it sparked, so I just put some Scotch tape over the spots and never had a lick of trouble after that.

    1. I never thought about tape. Then again, the sound of the lazy susan might have driven me to distraction, as it bumped and made noise.

  3. I've actually known other people who have apparently repainted the interior of a peeling microwave with success. But I'm not mentioning names and if you don't ask I won't tell.

    1. I'm glad you didn't mention names. I worry enough, without adding thoughts of people out to find me.