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A "handy" fluid film tip

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by streetsurfin', Dec 22, 2007.

  1. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    I use fluid film on a job of replacing bearings once and having it on my hands kept them from getting embedded with grease and getting dry and cracked from the cleaning solvents used. Remembering that, coupled with the fact I ran out of spray cans, I came up with this idea.

    I filled an old hand cleaner pump dispenser with bulk FF. A rag can be treated to wipe down the rams on the plow upon parking, wipe tools off as they get put away, fill a small can and brush onto shovels and spades after cleaning and sharpening. This little pumper comes in handy. I'll try a trigger bottle next.
    Here is a video of filling an electric sprayer, from the gallon.
    Not exciting I know, but I was going to use some of it to edit with spraying the truck down. It comes out about like a light latex paint. The sprayer comes with a small viscosity cup with which you time how long it takes to drain out a hole in the bottom. I suspect that it will shoot better after some thinning as a result of it not draining in the alloted time frame. This sprayer worked pretty well for undercoating my truck. I think I could dial it in a little more or thin the FF some and get better coverage...got about 1/2 gallon left after quickly and not so thoroughly, doing a shortbed 1500 with one coat. I may be coating my summer wheels soon and will try to get a video of spraying them with this Chicago Electric Sprayer.
  2. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Thats it, I gotta start buying this in the gallon pails. Looks like the way to get the job done.
  3. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    As an Air Filter oil?

    edited because I meant to start another thread, not reply here.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2007
  4. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    Awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing.:drinkup:
  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2007
  6. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    I missed that post. Thanks. I don't think I'll be getting the 5 G. for a while but that is a good idea.
  7. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    This might be a stupid question but,what exactly is this stuff?What can you use it for on a snowplow?I've never heard of it.