Edge molding for snow blower

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I'm not one to usually spend more on a machine that is purposely built for it's use from the beginning, but it seems we need to reinforce the fronts of our snow blowers to help with the bangs and dings from the current storms. My idea is a simple edge guard similar to the ones used on car door edges. I'm going to get a pack from autozone and let you guys know how it works, maybe ego will be willing to create a kit to add to the snow blower later on. Wish me luck!
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I too experienced some early wear-and-tear around the edges of the metal hosing. It looks a lot like pics others have posted, and only after two runs. I had scrapped up metal and powder coating around the edges, especially along the bottom. I suppose it is to be expected on a machine that gets this much abuse. Still, it is a hard pill to swallow after shelling out $600. Nonetheless, using edging on the snow blower was a great idea. If nothing else, it should help limit the damage. I ordered something similar on amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NL3Z6Y8/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_3_w

It was very easy to install, and looks great. I'll be out there again in a few hours to see how it holds up. I'm expecting it to work well. Thanks everyone!!

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@jonny2H - so, it's been a week since you put this on.  Have you had an opportunity to run it and see how it handles being banged/scraped now?  How's the trim look afterwards?
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The trim is working like a charm. Like Greg said, it snaps on almost like it belongs. I have been out there a few times, and the trim has some dings and scraps in a few key places. But, the trim has an aluminum center and really holds up well. I can see the aluminum from the trim after some abuse. But, it is not rusting out like the metal on the snow blower seems to. In all, I think this is an obvious purchase with this particular snow blower, and ideally placed on before taking it out there for the first time.