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#4571722 - 11/12/17 11:17 AM Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean
MasterSolenoid Offline

Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 160
Loc: One Step Beyond
When I get done using the snow-thrower, I always spend a couple minutes brushing the snow off.
I found a good toilet-bowl brush that I can brush and jab at the packed snow.

I'm always looking for some type of spray that would make this easier & quicker.
Not necessarly for keeping the chute clean, but for all the other surfaces - so I can park the S-T
in the garage and not have it dripping for days.

A couple years ago, I sprayed it with a product made by Rust-o-leum.
Today, the remaining film does nothing.

I've also tried Windshield Deicer.
That's to expensive to use all the time.

This Winter I'm going to try Rain-X.
Question: Anybody ever spray their snow-throwers with this stuff ? How'd it work ?

#4571727 - 11/12/17 11:21 AM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
LAGA Offline

Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 454
Loc: IL
Spray silicone lubricant works for me. I spray the entire machine whenever it is dry.
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#4571731 - 11/12/17 11:24 AM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Curious about Rain-X, since the snow is a powder and not liquid.

I used to use Turtle Wax on mine. Apply heavy & leave it. Snow won't stick.
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#4571732 - 11/12/17 11:24 AM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
EdwardC Offline

Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1862
Loc: Chicago, IL
I've never used rainx on my snowblower, but many people have used fluid film or cooking spray.

#4571739 - 11/12/17 11:35 AM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
JTK Offline

Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10559
Loc: Buffalo, NY
I try to clear the saltiest of areas first, like the plow mound at the end of the driveway, with the hopes that the rest of the "clean" snow will get rid of much of the corrosives.

I do like to spray the inside of the auger/impeller housings and the discharge chute, axle bushings, etc. with silicone spray, etc. Problem is, if it's really cold out, you have to remember to keep the can of spray indoors as they'll loose their ability to 'propel' in the cold.
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#4571790 - 11/12/17 12:42 PM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
Spartanfool Offline

Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 262
Loc: Michigan
Here's exactly what you're looking for...

DuPont Snow & Ice

It goes on clearance every spring, and I clean them out at 60 cents each.

#4571831 - 11/12/17 01:36 PM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
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Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 166
Loc: AZ
Pledge spray on wax for wood furniture.
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#4571873 - 11/12/17 02:15 PM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 1934
Loc: Pennsylvania
I either use silicone spray or Pam kitchen spray. Both work well for me and make it easy to clean off the surfaces.
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#4572004 - 11/12/17 04:25 PM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
Driz Offline

Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 259
Loc: northern NY
If your chute keeps clogging up make a couple impeller seals out of an old mud flap or similar. The difference in wet snow really is amazing and you won’t be tempted to knock out that clog and put a few fingertips in the yonder snowbank cry.
This really does more to solve the sticky plugging chute problem than anything and costs about nothing Here’s a great snowblower site with extremely helpful members. YouTube has some good tutorials , just search snowblowers seals there.

#4572036 - 11/12/17 05:06 PM Re: Keeping Snow-Thrower Clean [Re: MasterSolenoid]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5506
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Boeing Boe-Shield TO9. Amazing and it does not hurt the paint smile

Used on aircraft landing struts to stop "stiction" and crevice corrosion. Works well smile
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