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Chute finish (smooth, tough and slick)

I'm trying to squeeze some time into painting a few parts before it gets cold.
I worked on my chute yesterday. I didn't take any photos of the inside while it was bare, but it had more time invested than I care to admit smoothing the inside. Wire wheel, flapper disk, blast cabinet. the works. It still had some texture. Bear in mind this machine spent many years in service with a lot of gravel going thru it. I had to do a lot of work to the impeller housing from all this gravel damage.
When it was bare metal yesterday, after hours of grinding and sanding the inside I thought I was going to be able to remove the remaining texture with some simple wet sanding of the primer. Today I realized all these gravel marks are way deeper than it looked when it was bare metal. We all understand the advantages of a smooth slick chute.

I don't really think have any question or am seeking any advice, I'm just realizing the dilemma. I could spend a bunch of time filling and sanding this surface, but the filler may contribute to an early failure of the finish as more abrading takes place in the future. If you cant stop it from happening, how much effort is it worth?
Example photo of outside since I don't have one of the inside which had much more time and effort involved.

What I had this morning after letting the primer cure overnight.

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That looks to be a good surface texture texture for applying a two-part epoxy and a sheet of Teflon. I've never done it but I imagine it's a pretty smooth, slick surface to get the wet stuff from plugging up the chute.

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I would LOVE to install a teflon liner. I've given it a lot of thought. I've got a little experience with thermo forming some plastic. that was stuff that would fit in a kitchen oven however.
What I believe would be the big challenge here would be the compound curve. Getting it to bend inward along one plane would be easy, but this needs to bend along two.
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Attn all snow blower manufacturers. Make something like this that fits your chutes and a simple (couple of clips or something) way to attach them.
Plastic liners.
If I had to replace it every year, no biggie.

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You should be able to find 1/16" thick sheets of Teflon, so compound curves aren't an issue.

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they wouldnt make a liner even if they could make it it just gives you another reason not to buy a new blower, sad to say but true nowadays
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If you're feeling adventurous (and rich), McMaster-Carr sells adhesive-backed PTFE (Teflon equivalent) film: McMaster-Carr

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they wouldnt make a liner even if they could make it it just gives you another reason not to buy a new blower, sad to say but true nowadays
If they make it a consumable needing emplacement every year or 2 it becomes an annuity.
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I've used UHMW in the past. Pop it in the oven @250 or 275 and it's pretty easy to form
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Your answer is POR-15. Did this to a taller chute I picked up cheap and the inside is as smooth as a baby's bottom. Do just the inside and let it self-level and it will fill in all of those holes.
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