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Just got a 01 F-350 diesel dually suggestions for coating underneath

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by MSsnowplowing, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 688

    Really didn't need but I couldn't pass on it because the price was right.

    I'm going to make this into my plow truck, taking off the bed and putting a alum. flatbed on it for the sander.

    Before I put the flatbed on it, I want to treat the underneath, any suggestions for long term.

    Was looking at fluid film but wow it has gotten pretty expensive about $50 for a gallon of it.

    I remember looking at a 5 gallon container of it for $90, same one is now $180, double the cost.

    dozens of different products out there so if anyone has had good results please share.

    thanks all.
  2. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Siloxane, solvent based
  3. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i clean, coat real good with ospho, let it dry, then prime and paint.
  4. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 745

    Bar and chain oil heated up.
  5. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 688

    thanks for the suggestions
  6. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Can we get some pictures ... please
  7. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 688

    I well be doing before and after
    Taking it slow so it well be a few months before I'm done.
  8. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    I also would paint it then bar and chain oil. Fluid film doesn't seem to hold up for a full winter
  9. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 688

    Well after putting the work into under coating, a new alum bed, front end work and had it all set for winter some guy pulled in front me with about 5 feet to spare, I had time to hit the brakes and go no no and I tboned him and then slammed into a telephone pole.
    needless to say the truck was totaled.
    good news he was responsible and his insurance is paying.
    bad news I lost my plow truck and now trying to find another one.
  10. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,431

    Not trying to hijack the thread. This is the back of my 02 f-350. Its a work in progress. Right now I'm replacing all the brakes. All lines, everything. I pressure washed, ground the bad spots, pressure wash again. The brushed rustoleum primer, then paint. FPPF Makes a red spray grease. Gonna sray the heck out of it with that and hope for the best.

    Last edited: Sep 7, 2016