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Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by RacingZR, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    Hey all,
    Gearing up to buy some Fluid Film for the vehicles and plow this winter. I already purchased the spray gun with 2 bottles and 1 gallon earlier this year. I am wondering how much more I have to order........or roughly. I want to do them all at once.
    I have 1 full size truck and 2 mid size SUV's to do. Any idea or estimate of how much it will take to do the undercarriage and the rocker panels??
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    Come on, I know a few of you guys have done your fullsize trucks before. What did it take?
     
  3. Dano50

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

    Sorry about the delay in responding. I've been on the road. I'd order a five gallon pail and you'll be more than covered.
     
  4. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I sprayed a truck today and used 1 gal. I put it on pretty thick and did the bottom and inside the of the body panels. Used the fluid film spray gun at 80 psi, that seemed to work the best.
     
  5. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    Thanks for the info, I now have 2 gallons. I'm going to do the Dodge first and see how it goes.
     
  6. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    that much? I,ve been using less than a quart a truck. this is my first time trying it. Am I putting enough on?
     
  7. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    We are putting it on every thing, top and bottom of frame, suspension, fenders, truck bed, drive train and the plow. Our trucks are crew cabs, and spraying you may use more? This is our first time using fluid film so we may be going a little crazy with it.
     
  8. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    I have not even gone through a gallon doing frames and rockers on 2 chevys and 2 plow, a loader and a tractor spraying at 80psi. Great coverage to. Not sure how thick your putting it on but might be a touch thick?!
     
  9. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    The other day I was playing around with the spray tip and used a smaller tip and got better spray. The spray gun that came with the fluid film kit that i bought was an under coating gun which put a lot on. The last truck I sprayed took about 3/4 of a quart.
     
  10. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    Thanks for the info guys. I bought a "kit" as well so I'll see how it goes after doing the Dodge.
    fci- where did you find dofferent tips??
     
  11. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    If you got the same kit (I bought mine off ebay.) It came with a 1/4 inch screw on tip/tube. I put the spray tip in the vise and squeezed it almost flat so it was just a thin opening. Still using 80 psi it worked pretty good I then went to 90 psi and it sprayed better. And I am using a lot less fluid film per truck. The over spray is not too bad but you may want to put plastic down under the truck.
     
  12. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    It could very well be the same kit, got mine on Ebay too. Thanks for the tip.......no pun intended!
     
  13. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    To help answer your question, here's my thread on using Fluid Film.

    1 gallon of Fluid Film = 2.5 Trucks

     
  14. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    what kit???????
     
  15. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    wow this is the most polite and informative thread I have ever read on plowsite. I just bought a proper undercoating gun today and was wondering what to use once my gallon of generic undercoating runs out. I'll have to see where I can find this stuff.
    Pete
     
  16. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Sometimes the moon and the stars align. :)
     
  17. blue sky guy

    blue sky guy Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Hey someone enlighten me please! This is an interesting product that I had no idea existed until now. Maybe I should do some research about this stuff first? However, I gotta get it from the source of people who use it first hand. Does it work? Does it need to be applied each season? Can it be used on an older truck??? Thanks for any input!
     
  18. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Its been raining here all day...and I just sprayed one of our trucks yesterday. While running some errands I haven't noticed anything "dripping" or "running" where there's excess amounts that I applied. So so far, it seems to be pretty tolerant of rain and high speeds. As well as no drip puddles on the concrete where the truck gets parked.