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Just wanting to know if this is normal, i mean it seems a lot for a fairly new machine the paint has chipped off around the inside where the impeller is situated, now i understand it's bound to chip and scratch over time, but up here north of Montreal it was meant to be 3 cm's but we probably ended up wit around 20 when all said and done.
and the city passed by with there plows and end of driveway was a sheer mess plus i helped out two neighbors as well.
sorry if photo's aren't that well kind of hard to get into where the impeller is.
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that is the norm. they do not stay showroom pretty for long.

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Give it a spray of WD-40 or silicone spray try to prevent it from rusting the paint will wear off unfortunately that's normal but at least you won't have rust forming and the snow will slide better as a result. Always better to try to prevent rust. You will have to spray it between storms at least a spray can is easy.

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+ 1 on the wd40. After each use, once all the snow is out of it I give it a good spray down to keep the rust to a minimum.

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spray

thanks for the reply's appreciated i actually do spray with Fluid Film between storms, but the plows seem to bring all the garbage to my driveway i'm at the top of a hill to, last house before he turns around and does the other side of street. and here in the last week it's been anywhere between minus 20- 45 bitter and brutal and the EOD is really a mess.
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From what I see, your throwing stones or gravel. Raise up your shoes, give the machine more clearance.
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This is my first season for blowing snow as opposed to plowing. I have a long and wide gravel driveway. My skids are set higher for this reason, but tossing some stones from time to time is bound to happen. I have a new ariens track model that I have used about six times and the interior housing and interior of the chute look just like the photos posted. I can even pivot my housing up and lock it so the skids are even off the ground, but still have dislodged ice chunks from my drive that contain gravel. Figure a light sanding and touch up paint will be part of my off season maintanece program. I use a Teflon spray between uses to protect from rust and prevent snow and ice from sticking. It works so well I spray everything with it. Inside and out. Snow just slids off. Great stuff!
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