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Amount of fluidfilm to undercoat F250?

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by Plow King, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Plow King

    Plow King Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Kind of jumping the gun but I have a MINT 2005 F250 I bought from Florida and I want to undercoat it this fall with fluid film to keep it that way..

    How much fluid film would I need to throughly coat the underside of a F250 supercab short bed?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    JD said about 4-5 cans unless you have it in bulk.
     
  3. Dano50

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

    Oh, I'd say about 3 drums worth. payup

    Grandview's estimate sounds about right. Dang it. :D
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    4 for sure, I use bulk though. I really depends how much time yuo want to spend. I drill holes in my rockers and take my tail lights out and realy spend time on a creaper getting the hard to reach spots. 3 will probably do it but you might as well do your blade also., ao 4. Just buy a case and be done with it. :drinkup:
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    JD, you need to buy 2 cases. Just like a truck you need a backup case .
     
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    you fluid film lovers - i have a question, never used the stuff.... i can see GV jumping all over it... i have watched the videos also... Nice mower blade FYI

    besides the under body of the truck , do you spray down the engine compartment?

    i spray mine like once per month with WD 40 , and notice a huge difference from before... i really would recommend to all ppl in this industry to spray it down with some type of protectent or oil product
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I did my 06 F250 and I used 1/2 gallon. I did the jams, entire underneath, even pulled the body plugs and shot the cab corners and doors. This was 2 years ago and going to do it again thi year.
     
  8. Y-town IceMan

    Y-town IceMan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    In my neck of the woods the general rule is; buy as much as you can afford. you can never have too much FF. you'll find somewhere/something to spray the remainder on. Rust is a disease and the number one killer of vehicles around here. luckily fluid film is the cure..
     
  9. blogsdon

    blogsdon Member
    Messages: 63

    Resurrecting an old thread...but I just had to replace the oil pan on my 2000 Chevy K2500 because it rusted all the way through. Will Fluid Film keep this from happening? and if I do the whole under body how often does it need to be done?

    Thanks

    Brian
     
  10. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Yes,and it depends on amounts of washings or lack thereof,but I just do mine once every year before Winter and it seems fine. I might hit some easily available areas to supplement from time to time.
     
  11. Landgreen

    Landgreen Member
    Messages: 92

    Wish I did this to my Dodge! Great advice. All my trucks will be getting a good dose through the plugs after replacing the rockers on my 00 Dodge.
     
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I used a gallon on my 2011 Dodge.
     
  13. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    My recommendation would be to buy the bulk and a sprayer. The cans are a pain to use with a large area. And I say you will need more then 5 cans for your truck more like 7 or 8
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    :nod::nod::nod:
     
  15. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    what kind of sprayer are you guys for bulk
     
  16. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    Alright, now I have a question. I ALWAYS go to the car wash after each storm and plowing and salting is done and spend bout 8 bucks doing the absolute best (you know darn good and well its not gettin it all) I can to get the undercarriage as clean as possible.

    Now if I fluid filmed the undercarriage of the truck but then went to the car wash and pressure washed under the truck it would wash the f-film right off right???? I mean what do you guys just fluid film the truck but never wash under the truck or what???
     
  17. Landgreen

    Landgreen Member
    Messages: 92

    Fluid film doesnt wash off easily. I rinse the underbody with hot water and no soap. Gets all the salt off and mostof the dirt. I normally dont spray ff again unless I got the truck in the shop for other work and all the ice and snow has melted off.
     
  18. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    So with the hot water your spraying high pressure and you don't think it will take that stuff off huh???? I may try it them but I thought it was just common sense that any oil base is gonna be blown off by high pressure hot water???? Guess All I can do is try huh? Im not questioning you by the way, if this stuff is that tuff then its what Im lookin for......!!
     
  19. Landgreen

    Landgreen Member
    Messages: 92

    I dont use high pressure. I plumbed a hot water spigot to my garage so I can rinse my truck off when I get done plowing.
     
  20. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    Ahhh haaaa!!!!! Now im seein how this may work. I have a hot water spigot but its just my outside hose hookup. That would be so nice to have a garage to do that. One day I tell ya, One day!!!! LOL