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Axis


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What to use in a chute to prevent clogging?
Original Message   Mar 4, 2013 10:31 am
Using a circa 1968 Ariens.  The inner part of the chute, especially at the angle, is a rusty and heavily dimpled area. 

What's good to coat the inner part of the chute with so snow, especially slushy EOD snow, won't stick to and clog it.   Am I better off using a really slippery high gloss paint first, just coating the rust with silicone... what's a good prep and finish?

I've read of after market impeller kits that'll throw snow a great distance and imagine that'd help, but that's a lot to add to this old guy.

Thanks.
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Axis


Joined: Dec 25, 2012
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Re: What to use in a chute to prevent clogging?
Reply #6   Mar 20, 2013 2:58 pm
JB Weld!

It can be thinned with acetone or lacquer thinner, and I've found an unneeded credit card to be the perfect applicator.  I'll go that route, and then do a few coats of some leftover high gloss marine epoxy paint. 

Thanks for the great idea.  The wife will be happy that I'm not using anything from the kitchen on this one.
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Bill_H


Location: Maine
Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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Re: What to use in a chute to prevent clogging?
Reply #7   Mar 20, 2013 8:07 pm
I used the putty, not the liquid in tubes. I would be afraid the liquid would run before it set up.

Who the hell let all the morning people run things?
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