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post #1 of 27 Old 11-30-2014, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Silicone Spray on the whole snowblower ???

Hi everyone.

As you may know, I bought a Honda HSS928TC last week with all your great advices.

Today, I decided to wax all the metal parts that I could reach by hand. (Housing, auger, shaft, gaz tank and the frame)
I also sprayed the whole blower with silicone spray...I mean literally the whole blower except the handles and the gaz cap. I used almost the whole can on the blower, inside the chute and on every parts that can rust.
  • Was that a bad idea?
  • Could I have damaged something or mess with the pullies or the straps? (I didn't remove any covers)
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That's something that you have to judge yourself, with the next snowfall.
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Should be set to go. Now you're ready.

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Hopefully you used genuine Honda branded silicone and not that stuff you might get at a big box store. Don't get me started on the cheap silicone sprays out there....
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A friend of mine has a twenty year old hs 828, sprays the whole thing with wd-40. Still looks like new. So, I think you're off to a good start. I spray mine at the start of the season, and pressure wash it at the end. As long as you have something on it for protection, you are miles ahead.

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I wouldn't get anywhere close to the belts with that stuff. Other than that it shouldn't be a problem.

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Hopefully you used genuine Honda branded silicone and not that stuff you might get at a big box store. Don't get me started on the cheap silicone sprays out there....
I put some silicone from Canadian Tire. What is wrong with that?

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I wouldn't get anywhere close to the belts with that stuff. Other than that it shouldn't be a problem.
Thank you very much, that was the answer I was looking for.
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Not gonna hurt anything with what you've done. I really thing any spray wears off the chute pretty quick with the amount of snow flying through it buy that's just my opinion
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Not gonna hurt anything with what you've done. I really thing any spray wears off the chute pretty quick with the amount of snow flying through it buy that's just my opinion
How can a protective spray wears something faster?

Do you mean the spray will be removed faster because there is a lot of snow passing i to it? Sorry I have hard time understantind what you mean.
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Karl, the snow and ice crystals are highly abrasive. They will remove many of the products we may apply. Some products suggest they be re-applied at the beginning of every session.

You may wish to investigate the "Fluid Film" spray. Supposed to be quite good. I've got the stuff in my basement but have yet to try it on the snow blower...still hoping for a snow fall

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