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Impeller paint

Yet another paint question.

My new this year, Deluxe 28 SHO has thrown the odd piece of gravel, and ingested at least one almost rock solid piece of ice from a car dropping.

I've read all of the paint related threads here, and while I've seen a lot of discussion about painting the impeller housing, I haven't noticed much if anything about the impeller itself.

My impeller blade leading edges no longer have any black paint on them, one of them blasted back about a half inch from the edge.

My general questions are first, is this is normal wear, and second, should I even consider repainting in the spring? I can't imagine that any paint is going to stick there no matter what, and obviously, a new machine will have paint there, but it's not expected to stay through normal use.

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I would say it's normal, I'm rebuilding one and plan to sand blast the impellar and I'm using epoxy paint, NO it won't last forever but it is a lot tougher than standard paint, Best bet would be to use some rust inhibitor at the end of the season for storage, I can't remember the name but there is a thread on it around here some place.
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Normal that the paint on the impeller will come off. Too much mechanical forces going on a the edges of the blade to ever hope to hold paint for very long.

The inside of the impeller housing will have the same fate in various spots. Nothing to really worry about though . . .

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I had considerable rusting on the impeller shaft and minor issues with the auger blades and impeller so I took the front end apart and painted everything with primer and Rustoleum gloss black. I better product is POR15 but I just felt like using Rustoleum. If you have bare metal, it may rust which leads to extra work.
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Found the thread with the rust inhibitor brands.
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...after-use.html
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Just hit it with WD-40 or silicone spray. Don't think so much about it.
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