Coating steel blades.

Got Grass?

Senior Member
Western New York
Just wondering if any of you coat you blades with anything to help rolling and less sticking?
Is so what do you use?
There are so many "non-stick" things out there, I'd like to use something but dunno what.

Also is there anything you would avoid using?


Western CT
I have heard of WD40 which would be even more $$$. Like Plowking says it would probably wear off. I have never really used anything just lived with it.


Senior Member
Philadelphia, PA
I agree with Dino..... cooking spray. You also might want to try marvel mystery oil in a small handhelp sprayer. We use this stuff in everything from fuel (gas and diesel), oil, plows and spreaders.

thelawnguy Addict
Central CT
I tried cooking spray, for me it seemed to make the sticking worse.

What I now do, is coat the blade with used motor oil applied with a rag, if theres no oil left handy I'll spray the blade with silicone spray that I use for the blowers (more $$$ tho).


Senior Member
Phila, Burbs
This year if we get any snow I was going to try Armorall on the blade.

Last year I did the cooking spray (Pam), wax,(spray, rub on, & car wash) & wd40. They all worked for a short time but didn't last. A good size bottle of Armorall pump spray is around 5-6 bucks and easy to re apply. The pressurised cans don't work in the cold. If we should get any snow this year I'll let you know how it worked.

Losing faith in mother nature!!




I have a poly blade. Went the oil, wax, silicone way in the past. Even poly blades will lose their slickiness. Found out that Armour all works best. and can be re-applied as the season wears on.

Tried it out after reading what kayackers use on their polyethyline

Before the season starts, I spray on several coats, about 2 days apart.

When the season begins, I re-apply as necessary. So far, only to the cutting blade, which is metal. Has worked very well for me.
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BRL - Veteran
Somerset, NJ
I have used WD-40 & motor oil. The motor oil was cheapest & quickest and they both seemed to be equally effective. I have also installed the plastic "plow shields" available from the online parts suppliers (about $50.00) & that worked great.

Got Grass?

Senior Member
Western New York
I expected a lot of diffrent answers. Not sure what one I'll try. I also realized that fresh snow sticks and old snow dosnt.
Dont really have much of a problem yet as my plow is still new only pushed 7ft total.:) A couple guys asked me if I used anything becasue not much was stuck to the blade, while thay had 1ft hanging off the thing.

thanks guys and keep em comming.