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Old 08-29-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default What to use to make a snowblower "slick"?

During the process of cleaning up a snowblower attachment I recently bought, I got to thinking about how slick the paint still is on my wife's newer car, a year after the dealership put on their paint sealant. On Monday I will try to find out what they used...if they will tell me.

I am wondering if any of you have used, or know of, extremely good products for this purpose?

I would like to coat it all good before putting the auger back into the housing.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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I spray mine with "PAM" cooking spray,works good on shovels too,when we get sticky wet slushy snow here..I've tried car wax and paraffin but PAM worked better..
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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I spray mine with "PAM" cooking spray,works good on shovels too,when we get sticky wet slushy snow here..I've tried car wax and paraffin but PAM worked better..
Buy the big spray can two-pack at Costco.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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If you took the blower apart for sanding and repainting, then how about a few coats of "clear" on the auger and all inside the housing and chute. It's a tough, tough world inside snow blowers because snow is a long way off being clean. So, every time you take it to work, dirt, pebbles and rocks are often grinding away at the edges of the auger, the housing and especially the fan and chute. Pam certainly helps but it doesn't last all that long. Keeping the paint on and the rust off is the key to an efficient snow blower. The thicker the paint coating, the better. At least with the clear, you could wash the blower after every use, let it dry thoroughly and then re-spray the areas that see the most abrasion.
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If you took the blower apart for sanding and repainting, then how about a few coats of "clear" on the auger and all inside the housing and chute. It's a tough, tough world inside snow blowers because snow is a long way off being clean. So, every time you take it to work, dirt, pebbles and rocks are often grinding away at the edges of the auger, the housing and especially the fan and chute. Pam certainly helps but it doesn't last all that long. Keeping the paint on and the rust off is the key to an efficient snow blower. The thicker the paint coating, the better. At least with the clear, you could wash the blower after every use, let it dry thoroughly and then re-spray the areas that see the most abrasion.
Great idea putting extra coats of clear on the wear parts, but washing after every use presupposes inside heated storage for the tractor, not outside under a tarp at -20*C or an unheated storage shed.

I'm definitely going to try the extra coats of clear when I rebuild my blower.

Thanks.

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Old 08-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #6
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I wax before and after each years use. During winter use I spray with WD40 or Pam prior to each use.
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I used WD-40 on my plow last year, after repainting it.
Repainted the blower housing and shoot, after sanding. Maybe repainted it a couple of times. Shoots snow into the neighbors yard, now. I do all my snow blowing at night.
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:44 AM   #8
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I intend to try using ez-slide graphite paint on the interior of mine and the front of my snow blade. Hopefully I'll get the chance to paint them before cold weather gets here. I used this stuff on my mower deck already. I haven't tried cleaning it yet though. Got it a TSC.






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Silicone spray with teflon additive. A good coating before each snow removal session.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:06 PM   #10
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I've heard about easy slide but many have problems with it on mowing decks.I don't have a clue about snow blowers.Seems to me that easy slide is a sacrificial coating.A glossy powder coat may last longer than paint.Using silly cone spray may help it last longer.Just some idears my pea brain managed to squeeze out with the help of other forum members.
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I understand what you are saying about the ez-slide. It was an experiment for me. But I have a paint brush. Every paint I ever met was a sacrificial coating. Especially on a mower deck. That's why they make more of it. Some is just more so than others. Sometimes it comes down to ease of use. I have used some tough coatings that were great until they failed. That's when the real fun begins. Trying to remove that wonder product. DIY bedliner stuff comes to mind. I have read on another forum that it(ez-slide) works well in the snowblower chute. If it's just a matter of some pressure washing and hitting it with another coat every couple of years I can live with that. I'll let you know how it worked out next spring!
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