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Stainless steel auger housing extension, good or bad idea?

What do you guy think of a stainless steel auger housing extension......?
I can see the advantage of it not rusting, but I can also see the disadvantage of annoying light reflection. I'd like to hear opinions......
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I really don't see light reflection as an issue - especially in Upstate NY. We don't even have a sun in the Winter. LOL
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I like the idea, just because it's stainless doesnt mean you can't paint it though, The only reason the Delorian wasn't painted any colors is because they wanted the stainless shell to be noticed, They did clear coat them however so you can paint it to match your snow blower.
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I like the idea, just because it's stainless doesn't mean you can't paint it.
You can paint it to match your snow blower.
Smart thought, I did not think of it.
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What do you guy think of a stainless steel auger housing extension......?
I can see the advantage of it not rusting, but I can also see the disadvantage of annoying light reflection. I'd like to hear opinions......

Technically it depends on how 'pure' the stainless is on whether it will rust or not. I have some 'stainless' steel flat bars in the garage that does have surface rust on it. To remove it, you need to use chemical or abrasives to remove it. It's still better than 'steel' for deterring rust but it's not 100% in all cases.
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The only reason the Delorian wasn't painted any colors is because they wanted the stainless shell to be noticed
Nah, the real reason is that paint burns off during time travel.
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Nah, the real reason is that paint burns off during time travel.
Is that what the "paint protectant" they sell at the dealerships is for?

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Technically it depends on how 'pure' the stainless is on whether it will rust or not. I have some 'stainless' steel flat bars in the garage that does have surface rust on it. To remove it, you need to use chemical or abrasives to remove it. It's still better than 'steel' for deterring rust but it's not 100% in all cases.
Thanks for the advise.
I have read about that and found that it is also the reason why some stainless steel can be grabbed with a magnet, which I thought was odd, since until then I believed that one way to identify SS was using a magnet, but I had found a piece of SS that a magnet would grab and it started my search to find that if the SS is "ferritic" will be attracted by magnet and also get some rust on it.
If I go that route I'll try to use the "better" stainless steel to make it worth it.
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JD, I believe you're incorrect. During time travel, only the tires catch fire so go for a solid rubber model. If the paint is failing, it's either because of extreme cold, lightning, or low grade Libyan plutonium.
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