Snowblower maintenance after 2 seasons! Need recommendations!!

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I need to know what you guys recommend for this kind of wear.  I have used the snow blower for 2 seasons on my residential property and never used it excessively.  Do you find the wear normal?  Would you recommend covering the wear with paint.  If so wich kind?  (web link if possible).

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The rotor looks mainly cosmetic (no corrosion), so I’m not sure I’d worry about it.

On the housing perhaps some sort of heavy duty enamel? I have no experience with such paints. If you do repaint it you may want to cover that edge with a rubber trim to keep the new finish intact. Looks like it’s seen some hard contact.
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I dont understand why there is so much wear.. mostly on the sides.  I mean this is on my residential pavement and I try to be gentle with it and dont bash into anything.  Snow sometimes here can be more hard than soft so I am leaning more towards snow that caused this.  I really dont know what I could of done to have prevented this (except modifying EGO's housing).
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For what's it worth, the wear and tear you're seeing in the auger housing (as far from what I can tell) looks like what my traditional gas two-stage looked like after four winters. The good news is most of it appears to be cosmetic. The wear and tear on the edges is somewhat concerning as it's not just paint being removed but looks like rust is entering the picture. Whether this is "normal" or not "not normal" wear and tear for an EGO snow blower, I do not know. 

Any chance you or your neighbor throw salt on your sidewalks or your driveway and then followed by the EGO snowblower? If so, I wouldn't do that.
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Thanks.

For the salt question I never used any abrasive, salt or sand on my driveway.
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I was just cleaning up my shed and putting my ego snow blower away for the season (purchased 11/17).  My housing has the same damage as your pictures, paint worn off and rust starting.  Works great but I am worried about the condition after only used in 3 storms.  Any recommendations Ego?
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After 2 seasons mine looks the same. I’m not impressed, mine is also used residentially on new asphalt and new sidewalks. I have a feeling the sides of this blower won’t last long.
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Same problem here.  Plan on sanding, painting with rust-oleum and covering edge surfaces wirh rubber trim