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Undercoat or Fluid Film?

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by Marauder92V, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Marauder92V

    Marauder92V Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi Folks. New to forum. Been a long time plow guy having grown up in WNY and seeing my fair share of snow and doing my fair share of snow plowing. I have used Fluid Film on snow plow blades so I have some familiarity with it.

    In a few days I am going to pick up a new truck. In the past, I have typically had the truck sprayed with an undercoat (Ziebart, Line-X, Rhino, etc.). I know people have used Fluid Film to undercoat their vehicles and was curious how well this worked for the people who have done it.

    I understand it is not a "forever" coating but curious how long it held up for and the challenges of doing it yourself (any recommendations on sprayers, online retailers would be appreciated). Most, if not all of the truck manufacturers are offering some sort of factory warranty for rust issues. That said, I have seen a number of truck undersides that have not been undercoated and the rust comes quickly.

    Your comments would be appreciated.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Fluid film, It covers better, gets into and behind where undercoating never will.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Another vote for Fluid Film. Twice a year if you like.
     
  4. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Can you Define "undercoating" for the readers please......
     
  5. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    ff hands down, i do a once a year application then touch up spots as needed. the problem with any kind of typical undercoating is once you get even a pinhole in it that allows moisture to pentrate and get trapped. it wont dry out and will rot the metal even faster. seen way too many instances of this in the past. aa standard undercoating gun is the best method to apply bulk fluid film. airless sprayers like wagner will also work with the correct tip size but i am unsure what that is. you can get a package deal on the gun and ff from http://kellsportproducts.com/
     
  6. Marauder92V

    Marauder92V Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks for the replies and the links. What is the difference between FF Liquid A and FF Liquid AR? It looks like the AR may be a paintable gel, correct?
     
  7. Dano50

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

    You don't want to head into the AR territory. That is a marine coating designed for ballast tanks. Our regular bulk product is the product to use for undercoating.
     
  8. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    you're very welcome:waving: