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Used motor oil on a snowblower housing?

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powerking_one

So my Gravely MA-210 blower is subject to clogging up with slushy snow and when the temps are just below freezing. I've used PAM and PB-Blaster to treat the housing but it only works for a few minutes at best it seems. I remember posts here regarding mower deck coatings/treatments and one person said old motor oil worked well. So I'm thinking of brushing the oil on as another test, but it'll probably make quite a mess. Any opinions/experience going with this option from any of you?

Tom(PK)

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Tacey

Anything slick is the trick. I always think of the playground sliding board from my childhood. We'd wipe it down with waxed paper we "borrowed" from Mom's kitchen.

Make sure there is no rough surface exposed like rust or chipped paint. If so, I use a power drill equipped with wire wheel. Once smooth, keep it that way with paint. I like old fashioned oil based Rustoleum. Like was said, perhaps treat it with spray lube like WD-40 or even non stick fry spray like PAM. I like used motor oil because it's cheap and I deplete my old oil pan. I keep the pan, paint brush and rubber glove on my shop shelf. I'm always dabbing it on my mower deck and oiling various parts with it.

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