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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 04:08 PM

I posted in a thread a while back that I was going to try a coat of clear lacquer on the chute of the single stage snow thrower on the Elec Trak.

I used the machine today and I have to say, I think it worked. I only got the chute plugged once. When I finished using it, I looked at the chute. No snow clinging anywhere.

The snow condition was wet, somewhat pellet like, snow with powder underneath. I'm gonna give it a few more coats when things get a little warmer in the garage.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 04:16 PM

Glad it seemed to work for you, Dave. It sure is a pain when those chutes plug up!

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 04:26 PM

I wish I could remember who suggested the idea, I would like to thank them and give them credit.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 04:27 PM

That's good to hear Dave.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 12:08 PM

Glad to hear it dave! now that it worked for two of us we know it's not a fluke, lol. The single coat out of the rattle can is still holding up on mine. although after all the ice I chewed through this morning it might need another.
I'm pretty sure I was the first to mention it but can't remember where, most importantly we all know something that works now. :thumbs:
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Posted February 03, 2011 - 12:20 PM

Glad to hear about a possible solution for clogged chutes. I have had some problems with the blowers on the Bolens. Most of it I attributed to some rust. Bolens 1000 also had a post about taking a blower from a warm garage to the cold outside. It certainly made sense. The warm metal melts the snow and first thing you know, it freezes up and clogs.

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Posted February 05, 2011 - 11:47 AM

I might have to try that with my snowblower. I've also sprayed WD-40 in the chute of mine after it kept clogging andit worked great also, but probably doesn't last as long as the lacquer.

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Posted February 05, 2011 - 03:22 PM

When its cold enough sometimes just take a spray bottle with some cold water which will freeze making it real slick

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Posted February 05, 2011 - 03:29 PM

When its cold enough sometimes just take a spray bottle with some cold water which will freeze making it real slick


Believe it or not but in one of my Massey MF620 snow thrower manuals it says to do that, spay fine mist of water so it freezes on the auger and shoot.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 11:05 AM

I was wondering about using a spray wax designed for automotive finishes.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 04:30 PM

I have used silicone spray on mine but it comes off really quick. When the shoot gets rough from rocks hitting it then it gets worse. JD makes a spray graphite paint that some people use around here. I use it on imatch hitch bushings but have never used it on blower chutes.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 10:29 PM

Head into the kitchen, and steal the wifes can of spray "Pam".
Works great, and comes out of the household budget, not the tractor budget.LOL

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Posted November 30, 2011 - 07:06 AM

WD-40 will freeze. Found that out years ago. Squirted it into the door locks on the cars. Couldn't get the key in until they thawed out.

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Posted November 30, 2011 - 11:03 AM

Kenny, we have a product up here called rust check. It's an oily undercoater for cars that you apply yearly. It's great for locks. I got that directly from our locksmith here at work. Once the wd40 solvent evaporates it seems to get pretty sticky and I wouldn't put it in a lock myself.

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Posted November 30, 2011 - 11:14 AM

That was years ago when I didn't know better. Locks get graphite now. But I found out that stuff freezes, so it got used accordingly.




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