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Repainting SnowBlower Tips

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I have a used craftsman, some rust, but I am looking to repaint and make it look newer and prevent more rust. Any tips for me? Do i have to disassemble the entire housing to repaint it? Or can I use tape to cover areas?

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It doesn't look that bad IMO. It's "patina".

FWIW, in October and April I would spray the entire bucket (inside and out) and the wheels with Fluid Film so the rust doesn't advance any further.

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It doesn't look that bad IMO. It's "patina".

FWIW, in October and April I would spray the entire bucket (inside and out) and the wheels with Fluid Film so the rust doesn't advance any further.
I know it's not that bad, but I bought a new Troy Bilt unit last March, and am looking to fix this up so I can hopefully sell it.
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Hopefully you can find a matching color. If you really want to, it’s important to remember that painting is 90% prep.

If I were looking to buy your snowblower I’d care less about the paint and more about the completely worn out skid shoes, and likey worn shave plate.

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If selling don't bother painting it.

To do it right would require much more labor than the machine is worth.

If done half-assed it will reduce value off of current condition

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to do it right i would take augers and housing off to paint the whole thing. depends how much you value your time. probably more trouble than it's worth to get $50 more.

I did this for a Honda ....pounded back into shape , welded , ..bead blasted and powder coated.

but I'm a nut.
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I just finished off some painting one of my Ariens. The engine housing and handlebars were badly rusted. I completely stripped off the rust with a grinder wheel, red oxide primered and then Krylon over that. 2 coats primer, 3 coats paint.

It looks beautiful compared to how it used to look. Unfortunately, I had a very slight leak of gas at the carb (just a few drops really), which dripped onto the left handlebar where it mounts to the frame.

Peeled the paint right off.

In one of Scot's restoration narratives on his site, one guy says to "bake/heat treat" any painting you do if possible to toughen up your average rattle can paint job to gasoline. In retrospect, I wish I had a way to do that after I painted.
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IMO classic Ariens and Honda's are worth re-doing. Maybe not for reselling but for pride of ownership

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I just finished off some painting one of my Ariens. The engine housing and handlebars were badly rusted. I completely stripped off the rust with a grinder wheel, red oxide primered and then Krylon over that. 2 coats primer, 3 coats paint.

It looks beautiful compared to how it used to look. Unfortunately, I had a very slight leak of gas at the carb (just a few drops really), which dripped onto the left handlebar where it mounts to the frame.

Peeled the paint right off.

In one of Scot's restoration narratives on his site, one guy says to "bake/heat treat" any painting you do if possible to toughen up your average rattle can paint job to gasoline. In retrospect, I wish I had a way to do that after I painted.
could you bake them in an oven?

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