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Fluid Film ???

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by KCAPXIS, Feb 5, 2006.


    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    I found in the product showcase: Fluid Film, Looked instreating , so I found a place that sold it (40 miles away) with nothing better to do I picked up 3 cans. WOW this is neat stuff, seems to work great on every thing I try,

    Now here is my question, I read some where that it works good as a underbody spray??? and I am thinking of using it. ordered 1 gal. & will use a HP spray gun. Most of my trucks are newer, but not all. I was looking under a one ton dump to day, found lots of rust, break cables,areas around the frame where braces are bolted on and the undercoating just aint doing well.

    Has any one tried this ?? and is it a good idea?? PLEASE NO DEALER RESPONSE! Thanks
  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 324

    I haven't used it on my truck underbody but it has worked very well on the conveyor chain on my sander. If you can get past the smell it works great, it bubbles up like peroxide on a cut too.
  3. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    It will work very well for that application. The stuff was originally designed to rustproof farm equipment being shipped overseas. Hard to imagine a saltier environment than a container ship at sea.
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    yes it will work great on both trucks.

    Read the "freebie" thread (In commercial plowing) about it for info from Dan, the company rep, about spraying it. (something like a Wagner was recomended not a traditional air paint sprayer)

    Planned on doing the same thing to all our vehicles but a few personal issues have pushed it off until spring.
    I have used it since around November (I think) and so far am really impressed. Penatrates rusted steel well, stays on well, resists the elements, does a great lubrication. Useing it to lube the liftgear and coat the whole plow assembly.
    I have discovered only 2 drawbacks- and both are minor. The spray can nozzle places alot of the contents on the can lip in use- so does cheaper spray paint- oh well.
    It does not work as well as a penitrating lube for breaking away rusted nuts and bolts as I was expecting- and that was probabily MY fault for expecting. I have replaced several other chemicals in my tool box with FF, but had to restock PB Blaster as a break away agent (much better than Liquid Wrench or WD).

    Try it, you'll be impressed
  5. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I like it, seems to do a good job...:)
  6. PaleRider

    PaleRider Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Where can I purchase ??

    :waving: ALL,
    I've been looking for this stuff and my area but, noone carries it. Where are you guys getting it? Maybe I can order it over the phone?

    Pale Rider :gunsfiring:
  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 324

    Check with your local John Deere dealer, they all seem to have it here
  8. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    I did the phone order, worked out fine. I got a case.
  9. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 217

    Check your local John Deere Dealer, that's where we get it.:cool:
  10. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Click on the link to my website. I can help you.
  11. green leaf

    green leaf Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Best stuff since Duct tape!
  12. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I will 2nd that.

    I was at my equipment dealer and I saw they had 3 cans on the shelf. I said how many you got? 32 , Give me 12. Wow they are priceypayup but worth it:rolleyes:
  13. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Is it similar to Amsoil's HD Metal Protector? That even smells like Ziebart rust proofing. I use it a lot.
  14. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    no- nothing like it.
  15. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I'll have to try it.

    But from everything I read, it looks to be the same or similar to that Metal Protector stuff.

    Sprays like WD-40, yet protects with a waxy film when dry, right?
  16. Keltic

    Keltic Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Works well as an undercoating, my employer Nova Scotia Dept of Transportation uses it no all our snow removal equipment. And we use LOTS of salt and the entire province is surrounded by salt water! Been using it for a number of years on my own gear. FMK
  17. battags

    battags Member
    Messages: 65

    Has anyone ever tried using a small tank pesticide sprayer to apply Fuid Film to underbodies?
  18. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    Just curoius, we plan on steam washing all of our equiptment after every storm. If we use this fluid film, will it just wash off with the steam pressure washer?
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes and no. If you keep replying it it soaks into the metal and when you reply it it helps it from starting to rust.
  20. berkshire

    berkshire Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Works great, just did my truck for winter. I sprayed it with a air powered paint sprayer and it worked great. Do it twice a year and your truck will look good for a long time. Best product around, I order it on line, do a Google search and it will give you a number of companies to order from.You will find it cheap on E bay too.