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fluid film + 3 inches of snow on blades

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by americanlawn, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 24

    3 of our trucks have just pulled in tonight (finishing our 2nd snow event). Last time, as well as tonight,, the plows came back with 3 inches of snow on their blades. I sprayed a full can of fluid film on all our plows (front & back) about a week ago. Now I'm thinking I should have not sprayed fluid film at all. What's up?. Did I do something wrong? Cuz fluid film has treated us right in all other applications.

    rscvp, thanks
     
  2. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

    Ya I had the same problem today.I am thinking it doesn't work on v plows very well.
     
  3. hardpac

    hardpac Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Same here.Brand new Boss V plow. Used a full can of Fluid Film. Had snow stuck all over the front of the blade.
     
  4. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Just out of curiosity, are you guys storing your trucks / plows indoors? If so it could be caused by the temperature of the blade causing the snow to freeze. Especially if you are pushing your own lot first.
     
  5. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I was never big on spraying the front side of the plow for non sticking issues, same with under mower decks but its great to spray on moving parts and to keep bare metal rust freeish
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Snow will stick to your blade no matter what, I do like FF for all other applications though,
     
  7. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Just wondering poly or steel I dont like spraying anything on my blade, but did last year with FF and never had that problem.
     
  8. hardpac

    hardpac Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Mine is steel. I agree with Stroker. Have been happy with FF as an anti-corrosive,but I haven"t had much luck with it when it comes to keeping grass off the underside of my mower decks or snow off the snow blades.
     
  9. hardpac

    hardpac Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    It's kept outside, so temp. is not an issue. That's a good point, though. I remember one time last year, we had to haul snow from a lot just a couple minutes down the road from our shop. The dump truck left the shop (60 degrees) and the outside temp was - 5 :eek:
    We ended up scraping about half the load out with the back-hoe. :mad: :angry: :drinkup:
     
  10. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    I was going to ask if anyone else had this same problem. Clearly it is a great anti-corrosive but not good for non-stick purposes. I used it as that based on another members post saying it was great for 'keeping snow off the blade'. It acts more like a glue than a wax when on the front of the blade. I've got to clean it off and wax the blade now :rolleyes:
     
  11. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    i dont think there is anything out there that will keep snow from sticking completly fluid film does a good job to help it but snow will stick sometimes no matter what you spray on it... JMO