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post #1 of 16 Old 01-18-2018, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Snow chute and WD40

Does it really help to spray the chute with WD40 to help keep it from sticking or is this just nonsense?
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use the right lube that says water resistant. i think regular wd40 just washes off.

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Orangeputeh is correct about WD-40,

Fluid Film, Pam (in a pinch) and cheap cooking spray from wally mart are good as is paste car wax. if you use PAM blame the dog and say you saw the Pam can by the ripped open box of Milk Bones.

If your willing to invest in a quart or gallon can of fluid film you can dilute it fifty fifty with water and coat the chute and spout with a hand squirt sprayer to coat everything that contacts snow while you work and do it several times in the off season and let dry between coats as well to make it stick.

Using Slick Plate Paint from Tractor Supply is also good as you can use a paint mitt if you cannot get the cross augers out to paint the back of the cross auger housing to coat everything including the impeller and impeller housing if you do not purchase an impeller kit.

The main places are the impeller housing and the chute and spout as they are the real business end of things and if you have to spray them a couple of times while clearing its not all that bad as long as you keep the cans warm.

Fluid Film and WD-40 do not spray well when cold so if you can keep them in a warm place between uses great.
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I had good luck using silicone spray in the polymer chute of my old MTD, it worked well and didn't have to be reapplied too often.

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A neighbor just moved out, and in his hazardous-waste pile was a vintage can of good old Johnson's Paste Wax. I've been treating the wetted parts with paint sealant with good results. If/when we get some snow that's work for the machine, I'll put a couple thick coats of the Johnson's paste wax and see if it helps over just the paint sealant.

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A week prior to the last storm I applied FF

What little effect it had lasted for about one pass

Next storm I'll be trying the product that has extra VOC's


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I put FF on my vehicle frames when new to prevent rust. I don't see it working as a friction reducer on a snow blower because it really doesn't dry. Has any one had good results with FF on the chute? I just use car wax.

I don't mind spending money, I mind wasting money.
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I use Silicone Spray (it's more water resistant than WD40)
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I used the DuPont Teflon spray. No idea if it help or not, first time I used it. No snow in the chute though. Applied it around 15 F, no idea if that matters.


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