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It works! The paint in the bottom is peeling though. Is this a problem? Also, what kind of spray paint might fix it for prettiness if not needed for function?
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The peeling paint shouldn't be a problem as long as the body of the freezer is sound. You don't mention if it is plastic inside or metal. If plastic, scrape old paint, sand it lightly, use krylon plastic fusion paint. If metal, scrape old paint, sand lightly, use regular krylon. It says "no sanding" on the spray can, I sand anyhow for better adhesion. Whatever you do, let it cure for a day or two before plugging it in.
 
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Before you invest a lot of time and effort, it might be worthwhile to check the electrical usage. Most of the newer freezers are far far more efficient than many of the older freezers.


The Kill-a-watt is pretty inexpensive and a very easy way to measure real-world energy usage on 120V appliances. It has a lot of utility at finding (and eliminating) electrical waste.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/P3-KILL-A-WATT-Power-Usage-Voltage-Meter-Monitor-P4400-NEW-/380172111329?hash=item5884060de1

mine paid for itself the first year in energy savings.


Sometimes a deal is not a deal.

Depending on where the evaporation coils are, it may also be possible to add 2" of styrofoam and cut energy use by 1/2.


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