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Does Anyone use Pam to keep snow from Sticking?

I took my question regarding snow clogging the exit shoot to a repair shop for snow blowers. I was told by a number of people that you can use Pam or other non-stick sprays on the shoot and also on the tines to keep snow from building up during snow clearing.
Has anyone tried this or other products for this purpose and if so how did it work?

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Yes we do. Actually I use the cheapest generic cooking spray I can find. It all performs the same function. Some guys use all different kinds of stuff. Some use WD-40, pure silicone, etc. Some of that stuff can be really spendy. There are specially made sprays for water/snow repellent that are downright exorbitant in price. Maybe if I were in an area that was bombarded with snow I might use something else but where I am cooking spray is fine. Food Lion.

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I kind of was thinking along the same lines. Get the cheapest stuff available. How often does it have to be applied? With each snowfall? Or when it seems to need re-application?
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Oh. Sorry. Yes. i apply it each time I use any of my snowblowers, single or two stage. If they get used they get sprayed. I spray the chute, the impellers, augers and inside of the bucket. Usually try to have a decent coat of good wax on the outside so snow won't stick as well.

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Chute spray

Would'nt it be cheaper to just get a spray bottle and fill it with vegetable oil? spray that on everytime ?
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Probably right, Mac. Never thought of doing that. But, thinkig about it we don't have any vegetable oil. The little bit of frying we do we use bacon grease. Sometimes I'll cut up a couple potatoes and some onion and have some good ol' fried taters.
But, I'm digressing. Back to the spray bottle. Probably way cheaper than a spray can but I can't tell you how long I've had my can out there in the garage. Probably going on four years.

Maybe when that can runs out I'll try bacon grease on the blowers as well.

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Personally I use spray silicon down in the impeller housing because of the impeller kit rubber contacting it slightly. The silicone seems to help reduce drag, and then I use ski wax on the inside surface of the chute. The silicone probably not any better than cooking spray but I have a ton of it and happy with using it...but the ski wax I am hundred percent sure of the fact that it is actually formulated for cold snow, super slippery, and durable.

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Hmmmmm, ski wax on the outside and just about anything on the inside. Sounds like a plan and I'll bet I won't have the issues with the snow clogging the chute like I did the last time I used it.

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Hmmmmm, ski wax on the outside and just about anything on the inside. Sounds like a plan and I'll bet I won't have the issues with the snow clogging the chute like I did the last time I used it.
No.. Ski Wax on the INSIDE surface of the chute to make the snow fly without friction drag. Of course, the paint should be decent in there for the wax. Ski Wax is formulated for durability and super slippery at cold temperature.

Whatever spray you want anywhere else.

I use regular car wax on the outsise surfaces. Like Kit or Turtle wax or whatever brand you happen to be using.

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I use fluid film. I love that stuff, absolutely amazing

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