I had a pleasant surprise over the weekend; I hooked up the gas to test my appliances. Much to my surprise the 50-year-old Astral frig not only worked, but it worked well. I thought for sure it would be junk. Rather than dropping $$$ and loosing some of the retro look of the interior I decided to give it a good cleaning and a paint job. I cleaned up the sticky seal with a bleach solution, which worked well. Then I disassembled the front, gave it light sand, and then several coats of enamel. Here is the result, ready to install. The only problem is the freezer door is missing. If anyone has a door they don’t need I’d love to get my hands on one. If not I’ll try to make something that looks decent.