I have a dish drying rack integrated inside a slot above my sink. It is now rusty but I haven't been able to find a new one with the right size, despite searching in many stores.
Since the rusting seems to be only superficial, I have been thinking I might remove the rust then "plastify" it somehow so that it does not start rusting again immediately.
I have found spray products like "Plasti Dip" and "Rust-oleum" but they seem to be for cars and floors, so I am not sure about how safe they are for contact with wet plates and glasses. A person used such a spray on a dish rack but then used the dish rack to store non-alimentary things.
I can't use the solution at How to repair (and is it worth the trouble to) a rusty dishwasher rack? since my rack is totally rusty, I can't just "repair" it with the suggested product that bonds to the remaining vinyl.
How can I avoid rust while ensuring food safety?