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#3287113 - 02/19/14 11:12 AM Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel
danthaman1980 Offline


Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 917
Loc: SE Wisconsin
Wasn't sure where to post this, but here goes...

So I'm new to the midwest and this is my first winter in a house - so the past few months have been my first real experience shoveling snow. As was shoveling snow yesterday evening, the snow kept sticking to the shovel, so I'd have to stop every 3rd shovel-full or so and knock the sticking snow out. So I got the idea to try to apply some kind of non-stick coating to the inside of the blade.

I had a can of PB Blaster handy, so I cleaned off the shovel and applied a coating to the inside, then started shoveling again. For the next hour, I had NO problems with sticking snow, the shovel was clean after every toss. In addition, it seemed to make the job easier by allowing the shovel travel across the driveway a bit easier and reduced the amount of force necessary to push the shovel into the snow.

I would have tried silicone spray, cooking spray, or WD-40, but I used what I had nearby and it worked well. Anyone else try something like this?
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#3287119 - 02/19/14 11:14 AM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
you just need an improved technique ;p

pam works ok though
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#3287125 - 02/19/14 11:18 AM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 2474
Loc: Kentucky
Originally Posted By: danthaman1980
Anyone else try something like this?



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#3287126 - 02/19/14 11:18 AM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 3377
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
I normally use whatever car wax I happen to have around (mostly NuFinish). Having said that, I can't say how good that works and for some reason that hasn't been an issue this winter yet.

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#3287150 - 02/19/14 11:39 AM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: Ramblejam]
danthaman1980 Offline


Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 917
Loc: SE Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Rand
you just need an improved technique ;p

I am working on my techniquie - currently focusing on 'less back, more arms', but I learn something new after every snowfall.



Originally Posted By: Ramblejam


Thanks! - I've never seen that before, but I'll be on the lookout.
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#3287170 - 02/19/14 11:57 AM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
Lead Shoes Offline


Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 2433
Loc: Mn
You can usually find that stuff at the smaller hardware stores locally, its hit and miss and the bigger box stores.
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#3287177 - 02/19/14 12:02 PM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13031
Loc: Chicago, IL
If it's a plastic shovel, be careful with what you spray on there. You don't want to melt the plastic or release some crazy fumes.
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#3287192 - 02/19/14 12:14 PM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
I use a spray similar to a previous post on my snow blower chute.
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#3287272 - 02/19/14 01:46 PM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
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Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 1676
Loc: Waldorf, Maryland
I have used PAM with success. Don't seem to have that snow sticking problem with plastic shovels like we used to with metal shovels.
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#3287279 - 02/19/14 01:55 PM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8252
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Any Silicon spray works
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#3292193 - 02/23/14 09:05 PM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 1694
Loc: West Michigan
Never used a spray on a snow shovel. I could see why somebody might, but I have never felt the need.
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#3308416 - 03/11/14 03:29 PM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
camelCase Offline


Registered: 07/11/13
Posts: 170
Loc: Southeastern, USA
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-St...74232/204216476

This stuff was developed by a group at MIT (I think, I know it was a group of "younger" students doing some kind of capstone project)

It's a 2 part spray that is absolutely mind boggling to see work in person. Makes teflon looks like paper towels in terms of hydrophobicity.

It's a little pricey, but one kit should coat a snow shovel a few good times. Give it a shot!

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#3551707 - 11/30/14 04:42 PM Re: Non-Stick Coating for Snow Shovel [Re: danthaman1980]
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Registered: 06/08/02
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CRC Heavy Duty Silicon Spray
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