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I started getting into vehicle exterior detailing for myself this summer so I have a few waxes and sealants kicking around. I plan on putting some Meguiars Ceramic liquid wax on the outside of my blowers with FF for the inside of bucket, chute and augers.
I always wax the blade on my plow truck and ATV but its effect is generally gone after the second use. I try and top them up with a spray wax during the season when a sunny and somewhat mild day arrives.
Can't go wrong with Meguiars. I buy all their products.

I use Fluid Film otherwise. Nice and shiny and keeps snow from sticking.
 

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I guess I should have been more clear on the request.
I usually wax the interior of the auger, chute, and auger flights to keep ice and snow from building up, I was wondering if anyone else did the same and if so, what product they used.
I prefer shiny so I wax the exterior as well, I don't do it for show, I do it because I like it that way.
I would also if I took 1000 hours building that beautiful 50. I'd be afraid to even use. it. Would park it in living room so I could admire while watching NFL football.
Wife would let me too ..........otherwise I could live in garage ( which I practically do anyways )
 

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I would also if I took 1000 hours building that beautiful 50. I'd be afraid to even use. it. Would park it in living room so I could admire while watching NFL football.
Wife would let me too ..........otherwise I could live in garage ( which I practically do anyways )
Thanks for the lulz orangputeh.
I put a couple scratches on it while fine tuning the cables, probably going to put a lot more on it this winter, I rebuilt it to use it. Fortunately I took a bunch of pix with it in pristine condition so I can go back and remember when...
I plan to use it for the walkways, back porch, and pathways to woodpile and for the dog [that's why I got it in the first place], not going to be a very glamorous life for the 50. It will also serve as a backup for the driveway if the newly "reconditioned" Ariens falters somewhere. Or if I just don't want to lug the big Ariens out of the crawlspace I'll use the 50, it is quite a bit lighter and works very well [just will take longer as the 50 is a 22" where the Ariens is a 28".
But, last year it got a lot of snow/ice build up in the auger/auger flights/auger fan [most likely due to the rust on them] but every little bit helps. I generally wax the whole thing with good ole Turtle wax but figured I would ask around for what others did.
 

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Griots 3 in 1 ceramic wax. I used it on my car. Great protection.

I live on Long Island. For the cars I used Zaino waxes and sealer. They would last around 4 months. So I tried the Griots 3 in 1 ceramic wax. Spray on, wipe off. Last for months. With one bottle I do my Tundra and Corolla and Ariens blower and have plenty left.

Catch it on sale.

BTW: for you car (if you want to try it) work in SMALL areas like the instructions say.
 

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I ended up just using the Turtle Wax I use every year, it was convenient and the weather lent itself to an old school wax application this morning. Did both machines.

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I had a problem with icing in the Honda auger last year, mostly due to surface rust, I don’t think that will be an issue this year.
 
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