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Old August 10th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Paint/coating to protect zinc?

So here is the story: My GE washing machine started banging when spinning and had smoke inside when I opened the door. Its a front load so the drum is supported only by a spindle at the back of the tub. There are 3 spokes that hold the spindle to the tub. That piece was completely caked in soap residue (like i was chipping it off with a screw driver) and found that one of the 3 spokes had cracked thru. I had a service tech over yesterday (turns out there was a recall on this one), I was hoping that they would replace the tub assembly but no luck, just a software update.

We were talking about the real problem and both think that the metal used for this piece is zinc which in our opinions is really stupid since I have well water and a softener. My broken one is badly pitted and it obviously failed on me in 3 years of use. The tub is listed at $400+, somehow he got me one ordered for $190 but still I am not very pleased and do not want to go thru this again. I guess I should have been running the basket clean cycle that I did not know about but will do now. I also want to paint or coat this new zinc piece in something that will keep it protected to hopefully never have this problem. What do you guys think I can use for this? Just some random rustoleum? maybe pasti-dip?
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Old August 10th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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There is a shit ton of products out there to get the job done. I work on boats in salt water all day and here is my recommendation for what it is worth. Get a spray can of zinc chromate and follow up with three or four coats of POR 15 or chassis savor. I would not be shy with the coats of paint you want a nice solid build up.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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Contact the manufacturer. Tell them you need your shit fixed. Oyherwise you will divulge what a douche bag company they are with a 40k strong forum that knows another forum 200k strong.

Always threaten with rape to fix your shit.
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Epoxy or Imrom paint is tough stuff.
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Old August 11th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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So here is the story: My GE washing machine
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #6
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I found your problem.
And front loaders seem to have problems. I have 15 years on my top loader and it it about ready to be replaced.

My mom used to buy top of the line front loaders and had problems but always had the extended warranty and used it, the last set she bought were at least $2000 and still working well. And well over my budget,
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #7
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I wish I hadn't bought the front loader. it does ok, no problems with it yet but I've never been 100% satisfied with it
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