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Protect engine exterior from corrosion, spray?

I haven’t used Fluid Film, which seems to protect everything including warn out knees. But it does mention to keep it away from non-oil resistant rubber. With a spray it would be difficult to avoid all rubber components.

Are there any other sprays that I should consider for general corrosion protection for a blower that lives in a shed that are okay on all engine parts (exterior).
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I tried Fluid Film on an engine once and its not ideal for this app IMO. Its too thick and makes a mess and attracts dirt.

But I am pretty convinced it works at deterring rodents because they dont like to crawl on the goo that never evaporates.

Happy using WD40 on OPE and motorcycle engines since the 80's and they look like new and dont get any rustier than when I purchased them (if pre-owned)

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thanks, I was wondering about spraying the rubber parts with a silicone spray first and then followup with WD40 while trying to avoid the rubber. This would be easiest since I have both.
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sounds like the perfect combo

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So am I reading this right? I can spray WD40 all over my engine, including the muffler, and it will be safe and protect it from rusting more than it has already?

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thanks, I was wondering about spraying the rubber parts with a silicone spray first and then followup with WD40 while trying to avoid the rubber. This would be easiest since I have both.
I am not sure if anything is good to apply on Honda tracks. I have had tracks that are 25 years old that look good as new. the machine is in garage and not left out in the sun which is the rubber killer.

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So am I reading this right? I can spray WD40 all over my engine, including the muffler, and it will be safe and protect it from rusting more than it has already?

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Yes, been doing it my entire adult life.

and including the muffler

when the OPe is washed (1 or 2x yr) and when every dirt bike owned since the 80's is washed after every ride (XR350, HUS 400WR, SUZ RMX250, Yam WR426).

No ADDITIONAL problems with corrosion and looks great

keep it off the brakes and tires and use simple green on these

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the sun which is the rubber killer.
Some protects like Armor All pitch their UV inhibitors, although not sure about it's use here.

So I took a look on the shelf and my silicone spray is almost empty. So with a quick search I found a WD product that aims to protect all materials.. metal and rubber and has a high temp rating too. And seems to be lowcost too:

https://www.wd40specialist.com/pdf/s...t-silicone.pdf

maybe?
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I'm not too sure about silicone on tires, or tracks, it might make them slick. but it will make them look good.
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Ive only recently been given my first snow blower but Iíve started using silicone on all the auger bits and housing as well as inside the chute. Iíve also sprayed and wiped it on the outter painted bits and pieces as well to try to help protect them a bit almost like a wax.

I havenít thought yet of coating the engine parts but thatís a great idea especially since I currently store mine in an outdoor shed that stays cold. I try not to put it away wet but itís nearly impossible. The last storm we had I was out there with a blow dryer making sure everything was dry.

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