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Anyone ever try teflon....

I was reading on what people use to make the chute slick and there are a number of products suggested. I was wondering if anyone ever took the chute off and had the inside Teflon coated, sprayed and baked. Seems like a permanent solution. Is there a down side?
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Where would you buy the raw product that can be baked? Who would bake it? Then the cost? Teflon is not very resistant to abrasion. A better choice for abrasion is the material you use for frying pans. But isn't UHMW cheaper And easier? And you can do the impeller area.

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I'm just looking into it now, reading up. Could be all folly, that's why I asked the question.

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Please report back with what you find out and if you try it, how it works.
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There are many low cost and easy to do solutions that work. My preference is to wax the snow blower at the start (and end) of the season. Doing so substantially reduces snow accumulation and protects the snow blower from rust, as well.

I've found the snow sticks to the snow blower when it melts (because the snow blower is warm) and refreezes as the snow blower housing gets cold. The best thing I do, therefore, is simply bring the snow blower out of my garage before I start. It gets cold before use so the snow doesn't melt and refreeze, making it easy to throw.
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Supposed to be some very slick snowplow paints out there. You could look at that.

I tried some Rustoleum Neverwet 2 part spray. Maybe if the chute had been new and wasn't contaminated with wax, fluid film, Pam etc it might have not been as worthless as it was.
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Please report back with what you find out and if you try it, how it works.
It would be a summer project. I have a lot of learning to do and read up on. Could be a total waste of time. I don't know yet. I'd like something bonded to the metal, that never has to be re-done.
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