What Anti-stick spray to use for mower? WD-40? Silicone llubricant spray?

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You mentioned once to relieve grass clogging by using an antistick spray. What anti-stick spray do you mean to use? WD-40? Silicone llubricant spray?    Home Depot has no idea.
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I bought WD-40 for that, but I haven't used it yet.
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I use a pure silicone spray, liquid wrench makes one.  Sorry, I don't know how to rotate this image.

  

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Does it work pretty well?
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I had marginal success with a silicone spray, but it did work better than WD-40. I found a spray in the outdoor section at Home Depot called "Armortek Non-Stick Outdoor Power Equipment Spray" that seems to work better than either though. It is about twice the price for half as much, but I think it's worth the price. Applying a cheaper silicone spray before every use is also effective, but much more time consuming.

The Armortek spray is a graphite powder, so plan where you spray and aim carefully. It is basically like black spray paint. I have an outline of two blades painted on my driveway that I can't get off with anything from where I sprayed the back side of both of my blades while they were off of the mower. Oops.
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This spray is on clearance at my local Home Depot for $2. They still sell it online for $10, so the clearance price is definitely a deal. I just bought two cans.
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David, what size are the aerosol cans? I wonder if they would be restricted from carry on baggage for flights...
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Never mind... 5.25 oz, too big to fly.
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I was advised to use Meguiar's Mirror Glaze synthetic sealent 2.0.  I used a rag to put it on the blades and around them, polishing, and letting dry.  I did that twice, before even using the mower.