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Anyone spray WD40 on the underside of their trucks?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by oldmankent, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    I know fluid film is the thing to use, but anyone use WD40? How flammable is that stuff in terms of getting it on the exhaust pipes?
     
  2. marcd97

    marcd97 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have used it I found it would wear off quick
     
  3. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    While it will do the job for a short time, there are far better and less expensive products that are designed for that job. Fluid film, Krown, Rust Check etc...
     
  4. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I used transmission fluid.

    Not on purpose.
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    You would be aboot as well off to piss on it.
     
  6. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Lol been there too hahaha
     
  7. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I use PB Blaster. Little more oil in it than WD40 and seems to stick around longer
     
  8. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Cheap way to undercoat your truck , bar & chain oil . A gallon will do two trucks , with an undercoating gun !
     
  9. Bigrd1

    Bigrd1 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Amsoil makes a product called "heavy duty metal protector" It's just like WD40 when it comes to protecting electrical but dries to a wax like film. I never thought about undercoating my truck with it but I do spray the inside of my bed under the bedliner with it. Keeps it from rubbing on the paint!
     
  10. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Fluid Film for me. WD-40 is to thin, and would require 2 to 3 times the amount of applications to do the job of 1 coating of Fluid Film.
     
  11. rock18201

    rock18201 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 40

    just so we are clear here. FLUID FILM & WD-40 are not even close to the same thing. They are two different chemicals all together. They both have differnt properties, Go with the Fluid film you will not be disappointed.
     
  12. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Absolutely agree. Fluid film 100%
     
  13. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Just curious when you say undercoating gun, is that different than a air/ paint spray gun? Different tip size maybe...?
     
  14. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    We have been using Rhomar products the last few years. All truck frames get coated with armour seal, and all moving parts and sander parts get coated with the lubra seal. I have been very happy so far with their product.

    http://www.rhomar.com/products/armour-seal/
     
  15. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

  16. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

  17. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    No , undercoating guns aren't like paint sprayers . all the ones I've seen ( I used to sell them ) draw right out of whatever bulk container you are using , from gallon jugs to 55 Gal. drums . They work on the syphon system . You can buy them at autobody supply stores , maybe even parts stores too .
     
  18. Jacobsmovinsnow

    Jacobsmovinsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    WD 40 doesnt do the job, it actually seems to evaporate. Use the professional undercoating rustproofing material and you cant go wrong
     
  19. buildinon

    buildinon Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    I will say this...I sprayed Fluid Film on the moving parts of one of my plows today and one of my trucks to do a test run (got the test run free from the sponsor on here just shot him an message and he sent me a small can)...and when I sprayed it I was amazed. It does not comapre to WD-40 in any way shape or form. It almost looked like a glue sticking to the areas I spayed so I am assuming that it will hold up pretty well. Now that we are expecting our first plowable snow of the season finally here in Chicago, I will be able test out the product.
     
  20. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Wd-40

    WD-40 is good for two things , drying electrical wires and connections , and gathering dirt ! People have misused it so much that they actually list it as a lubricant on the label now , didn't originally ! . WD stands for "water displacing" and the 40 comes from the success of the 40th formulation they tried . It's only lubrication properties come from the fact that it's a liquid , whick is one step better than bone dry .