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Hello all,

new to the forum, just got to put my snowblower to the first real test here in Brooklyn, NY.

Last time I used it in heavy wet snow it clogged up immediately and could not be used. From reading this forum i bought some Fluid film and used it for the first time today, probably not needed but used it anyway and it definitely worked. I sprayed down the chute and housing and there was a quarter of the snow that was usually in there. was curious how often those of you that use it spray the chute and housing, before each use and in between snow clearing outside, once before you use it ? or just keep spraying every time i use it ?

Thank for the help guys

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Hello all,

new to the forum, just got to put my snowblower to the first real test here in Brooklyn, NY.

Last time I used it in heavy wet snow it clogged up immediately and could not be used. From reading this forum i bought some Fluid film and used it for the first time today, probably not needed but used it anyway and it definitely worked. I sprayed down the chute and housing and there was a quarter of the snow that was usually in there. was curious how often those of you that use it spray the chute and housing, before each use and in between snow clearing outside, once before you use it ? or just keep spraying every time i use it ?

Thank for the help guys

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To save wasting money and emptying the $10-12 can I would suggest applying it only if you have a clog. I use it and it was applied once this season but I have had only three snow falls with the last one that was a wet snow, sleet and frozen rain. No clogs, but I do have an impeller kit as well.

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Hi Robdog
Welcome to the Forum. I use silicone spray lubricant...what you use is not as important as how often. I spray before each use. I don't have an impeller kit so I am being proactive. When the snow is slushy, I do get a packed chute. I have a broomstick handle to unplug the snow pack. I always shut her down and pull the plug wire before clearing, for safety sake. MH

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thank you guys,

ordered a impeller kit, have not installed it yet, gonna wait and see how the machine performs a little more. only used it a few times

have a can of sno-jet that I forgot about. will have to give that a try my next go around.

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Hi Robdog
Welcome to the Forum. I use silicone spray lubricant...what you use is not as important as how often. I spray before each use. I don't have an impeller kit so I am being proactive. When the snow is slushy, I do get a packed chute. I have a broomstick handle to unplug the snow pack. I always shut her down and pull the plug wire before clearing, for safety sake. MH
Good idea my sister is a nurse and says her hospital always has a few people there who have had fingers chopped off clearing chutes
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Fluid film is great, and I use it. However, I think it is too expensive to use all the time. I've had good luck with cheap silicone tire shine. Whatever you use, it will need to be reapplied every storm.
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Fluid film is great, and I use it. However, I think it is too expensive to use all the time. I've had good luck with cheap silicone tire shine. Whatever you use, it will need to be reapplied every storm.
Fluid film is great. I learned about it here on the forum. It could have been you. If so, thanks. It works great coating powered garden tools such as hedge trimmers whether powered or manual. It coats and protects plus it will stop rust in its tracks.

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Fluid film does work but it is expensive to use.
I use it on my motorcycle chain ,mainly the reason I buy it and yes its $ 10.00 a can./
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Fluid film does work but it is expensive to use.
I use it on my motorcycle chain ,mainly the reason I buy it and yes its $ 10.00 a can./
You go the Fluid Film website and they talk about how Fluid Film is used to protect the chains on the salt boxes. Now that's a test.

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Fluid Film is great stuff but you can't beat the impeller mod for helping with slushy snow.....;- )
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