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post #1 of 8 Old 12-11-2014, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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First snow with my new Honda HSS928TC (with PICs)

Yesterday and today was the first big snow storm of the year for us Montrealers. We had around 30cm of snow in a 48 hours lap. The big downside is the temperature was always surrounding the +2'C. So the snow was wet and heavy.

But guess what, my snowblower took it like a champ !!

I did my first 2 scratches on the housing and I was pretty pissed off since I'm so meticulous, I had to take a flashlight and bend underneath to notice them.

I did the scratches by mistake because first, I'm new to snowblowing with track, I'm really a newbie with the commands so far but after 2-3 hours I'm getting much better. And my Honda dealer ordered the wrong front skids and I will only receive them tomorrow! With the front skids in place, the scracthes wouldn't occur (but still it was my fault )

What do you guys do when you notice some scratches?
  • Repair them right away with paint and clear coat.
  • Wait for storage season (summer) to repair them.
  • Put WD-40 or Silicone Lubricant to avoid the metal to rust.
  • Wait for a couple of years to accumulate many scratches and repaint the whole housing.
  • Cry in a corner.










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post #2 of 8 Old 12-11-2014, 11:05 PM
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Nice with a good machine don't sweat the scratches in 10 yrs I'll come personally and see if there will be none.

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As far as scratches go, I spray mine with wd-40 and keep on keeping on. Unfortunately it's the nature of the tool. In a few years I might take the bucket off and get it powder coated, But no rush.

HS 928 TCD. It's Canadian eh! (Sure I'm done modifying it, for now, until next time.......)
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keep exposed metal covered with oil or grease, grease may stay on longer. This will help keep salt and rust away from metal.

After winter is over wash area with dawn soap to get all oil and grease off, the spray with honda oem touch up. order this paint now bc is can be hard to find.

I touch mine up after every winter so the metal is not left exposed through spring, summer, and fall.

another thing you can do is spray the entire blower off with a water hose after each use. The road salt from the end of drive will make it rust faster then anything.

If you want to be even more meticulous coat the blower with wax before winter but i don't do that personally.

you paid enough to for that 928 to do these things imo

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I got scratches on my new Toro when I was blowing the frozen wet stuff the next day. Glad to here you and Honda had a great time.
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they will buff out anyway.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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I would sit in a corner and cry.

Man....is there any spot left that you missed around the house while you were blowing?
You should have did the whole front lawn too, get that weight off of our grass!
Did you do the street too?

I hate shoveling SNOW!
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As for the scratches, I don't sweat the little stuff. If it's a big dent or gouge, that's a different story.
As for the pictures - nicely done!
And the last (elevated, nearly aerial) photo... That is 1 proud snowblower guy right there! I could totally see me doing the same thing - as my wife stood behind me rolling her eyes.. lol!
It's such a "guy thing". The ladies just don't get it...
Great pics Karlitos!
Thanks for sharing.

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