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#1 MrFixit1599 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 02:20 AM

Ok, so I took my snowblower off the 1050 a week early here in Wisconsin it appears, but that isn't the point.  I started to take it apart and fix it up just a little bit.  

 

The chute coming out of it was black and pitted pretty bad, so I decided to start sanding it down, and smooth it out.  Once that is completed, how would you recommend painting it.  I did the end of the chute with just Rust-o-leum spray paint, not really thinking about the rest of it, and i had it on hand.

 

I don't really care if it stays yellow.  I am not really a traditionalist, I just want it to last as long as possible.

 

Thanks for your advice.

 

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 06:29 AM

If you can get it blasted to get the rust out of the pits, that would be the first move.  Then spread a thin coat of fiberglass resin over the inside of the chute.  It is hard and slick and can be painted.  If it isn't painted it won't hurt a thing.



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Posted April 03, 2016 - 06:38 AM

I just sand them as smooth as possible, prime and paint. Lots of paint.

 

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Sand prime and paint.

The key is not letting the rust get back through after its been blasted and painted, touch ups are much easier then.


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Posted April 03, 2016 - 10:14 AM

As others have said,get it sanded and cleaned real good,you could always go to an automotive finish with hardner,ya,more expensive but would last longer IMO



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Posted April 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

I received a square back snow caster with some other attachments last summer.  Someone had cut and attached thin sheets of smooth plastic (appeared to have a Teflon like coating) to the inside of the chute on it with rivets - not sure how well it worked but it would protect the paint and metal.  Another item that used to be offered at automotive stores was a clear plastic film ( I believe it was made by 3M) that had an adhesive back that you could cut and apply over painted areas on vehicles to prevent stone chips.  Not sure how cost  effective they would be but they are ideas that might keep the wet snow from sticking and the paint from being scratched up from stones and other debris.  


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Posted April 03, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Thanks for all the advice.  I have to say the aluminum casting Bolens used for the output of the snow caster is an impressive piece.  Back when they made things to last obviously.



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Posted April 05, 2016 - 11:21 AM

I use Rustoleum both spray and paint  brush. I just slop it on nice and thick every spring. Smooth is all you need to keep the snow from sticking in there. Has worked well for years for me using that method.






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