Painting Engel Fridge

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Gday , My 40lt Engel Fridge is serving me well & never had a problem. The casing however is looking pretty bad & im thinking of respraying it.
Has anyone tried doing this?

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Reply By: Graeme B12 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:02

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:02
G'day ss--ss , can you show more of the fridge paint damage . Some extra pics would be helpful .
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Reply By: braincell - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:26

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:26
hi ss--ss, I have one that is looking thrashed as well , thought about just rubbing it down .Then some metal primer and then just paint over that. Not sure if that's right , someone else might have better knowledge.
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Reply By: Notso - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:32

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:32
What about one of those special infra red re radiating paints. Might help it keep cool and use less lec lec!

Astec Paints
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:40

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:40
Hi Notso

That is what the Transit Bags are for.



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Follow Up By: Notso - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 21:26

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 21:26
Yeah, but if you painted it with this stuff it might be even better!
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 18:16

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 18:16
A transit bag is an admission of failure by the fridge manufacturer to sufficiently insulate their product for the conditions to be encountered.
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:46

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 15:46
I thought the more battered and bruised an Engel was the better it worked

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Reply By: ss--ss - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 16:44

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 16:44
Thanks for the replies. Yeah it maybe a sin to pretty it up :).. doesn't really bother me as its in a engel bag.. maybe I'll give it a go by sanding it & giving it a paint. I will post the pics.. My main question should have been how easy is it to pull apart to paint or is it better to just tape everything up...cheers Ss
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Follow Up By: Graeme B12 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 17:05

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 17:05
G'day ss--ss , They are easy to pull apart ,the lid just slides off and the control panel is held on by screws and I'm pretty sure every other fitting on the cabinet is screwed as well .
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Reply By: blue one - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 17:20

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 17:20
Afternoon,
Make sure you don't paint the condenser coil at the back of the fridge, as it will upset the efficiency.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 18:18

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 18:18
Unless you paint it with "stove" black as in original.
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:07

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:07
best thing get a transit bag/cover stops the scratches from occurring admit bit of dents rust on folks add character to unit

Admit theirs is well over 40 years old and still going strong she did however make its own desinger transit bag as back then nothing existed
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:39

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:39
Hi ss-ss

Why do you need to paint it?

From the image supplies you are using a TBAG45G ( for those outside of the trade, a genuine Engel Transit Bag ) which will cover all of those minor marks.


If on the other hand you want to make it look like new, Engel do supply the genuine colour touch up paint to match your fridge.



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Reply By: Hoyks - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:40

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:40
I have an old '76 vintage fridge that I re-sprayed around 17 years ago.

I did it with spray cans or automotive touch up paint. Prep took most of the time, pulling the covers off above and below the motor and slipping strips of cardboard between the case and the condenser tubes as well as latches, hinges and handles off.

Masking tape, news paper and cardboard covered over the inside and lid seals.

After all that, it was scotchbrite and prepsol scrub, wipe down, primer and paint.

It is due for another paint job, so after I drop a motor and condenser in it, it will get a white lid and 'dune beige' to match my '76 model Landcruiser Ute.
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Reply By: swampy - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:42

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 19:42
hi
Using an Engel with a transit bag does not save it from abrasion and dirt etc
The paint still gets damaged .
You need to call Engel for the paint code .
Some body there will have the info .
Costly Watyl industrial
industrial primer sealer 2 part eurathane 250mls
Top coat industrial 2 part epoxy 250mls
reducer and hardner
touch up gun

or
Kill rust 3 step . Use with spray gun ???

The urethane/epoxy would most likely be better than the original

The original paint seems to be top coat only .Believe it or not u can but paints like this " 1 hit wonder" . If this is the case its only a cheap way of painting ,fine for the first few years .
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 11:14

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 11:14
Spray it using cans of Hammertone paint, ss-ss. The finish tends to hide any imperfections in the casing.

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 11:43

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 11:43
Best to brush Hammertone when applying to vertical surfaces; it's easier to get a thick coating that doesn't run before it dries.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:52

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:52
And if using a gun, you either throw it away afterwards or only ever use that gun for hammertone.

You can never get all the silicone out of the gun and it will leave random fisheyes in normal paint from then on.
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Reply By: Member - Russler - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 22:59

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 22:59
Don't worry about it. Dents and scratches on painted surfaces are like wrinkles on our faces. They're not tales of woe, but stories about maturity and wonderful experiences. Go get some more :)
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Reply By: Batt's - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:57

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:57
White would be good to help reflect heat but other than that it shouldn't be difficult rub it back with coarse paper finish with smooth couple of coats of undercoat topcoat, clear. My wife use to go to an art class and do painting maybe you could take it to someone that teaches art and let them go to town on it with some different scenery pics painted on each side and lid make it unique.
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