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Rusted spots on outer tub lip.
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Post# 1071762   5/10/2020 at 10:35 (1,051 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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Waiting to have the spanner nut unlocked I was examining the outer tub and found the outer tub lips to be rusted and consumed by humidity and water seeping into...all enhanced by the force applied by the clamps as the tub collar ring is held by the snubber pad.
The collar ring and its seals already went into a cycle in the DW with vinegar and became brand new.
Now when I will manage to take the dear outer tub out, any tips for how to address and fix these holes?
I see one spot got a bump and probably the previous owners welded it in the past or maybe it was a defect.
I was thinking about sanding down rust and filling holes using a epoxy putty or epoxy liquid stainless glue that i will sand down smooth when dry by putting a rubber round band under the lip holding a piece of plastic food wrap that i will then leave glued to create a base.
Clamps eventually will go right next the area trated.
Do you think it will work?

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Post# 1071889 , Reply# 1   5/10/2020 at 22:02 (1,051 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        
Rust Hole

Sand the entire surface,glue section of rubber tubing under hole with rubber cement,then cover tub lip with clear silicone the same silicone you seal the tub center seal and drainhole with.

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