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undercoated the truck

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by SKYNYRD, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    aint the easiest thing to do or photograph without a lift but here ya go. this was the second time the ford has been coated. first was last jan when we got it. these were taken back on 11/14. i started painting the drivers side of the frame back in the summer but never got a chance to finish.

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  2. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    more......

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  3. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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  4. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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  5. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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  6. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
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    last batch (for now) and 2 bonus pics =)

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  7. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
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    Did my new truck the same way, on my back! I should have done my old 2002 Silverado, maybe i would still have it.
     
  8. joyofFluidFilm

    joyofFluidFilm Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    Omg. General, nice pics!!!:salute:
     
  9. blackjack219

    blackjack219 Member
    Messages: 46

    just got my 2 gallon undercoating kit in the mail today, should i crimp the end of the tip, it seems big let me know if you have any suggestions, thanks and the trucks look great
     
  10. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    if you have the luxery of a nice warm garage then i would def crimp the tip a lil bit at a time til you're satisfied with the way it shoots. if you have to be outside then you may want to leave it uncrimped for now. it will shoot too much too fast uncrimped but it wont take long for the cold air to thicken the ff in the cup to the point it wont want to shoot so the bigger openning may become beneficial. i made custom tips for my gun and a lil while in the cold makes it almost impossible to shoot out the small openning. have to keep shaking the gun as if it were a paint gun with a heavy metallic paint inside lol. of course at the same time i'm 175-200' away from the compressor which doesn't help things. best of luck to you

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  11. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 866

    I love fluid film. But this is one instance where I don'y use it. I've found good old fashioned rubberized undercoating works better and lasts MUCH longer.
     
  12. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    to each their own. the major problem i have with any form of rubberized undercoating is once even a pinhole is made in it, the moisture ges behind it and is trapped. trapped moisture rots frames faster than they would rot with nothing protecting them at all. can not tell you how many instances of that my father has seen in his 30+ years doing autobody. also can not tell you how many instances like that good friends at a local salvage yard have seen because of that. no rubberized crap for me. i'll stick with my once a year ff application
     
  13. blackjack219

    blackjack219 Member
    Messages: 46

    hey skynard thanks for the advice i'll let you know how it works out this week
     
  14. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    no problem :waving:
     
  15. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I will add.....

    FF can be applied to the frame/body in almost any condition, even damp metal. It will soak through rust, dirt, mud, and of course moisture.

    For traditional undercoating to be most effective, the surface needs to be very clean. And any moisture present will be trapped by the undercoating.

    While the FF needs to be freshened every year or so, it's not expensive and not too mulch work.
     
  16. Dano50

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

    Couldn't have said it better myself. :salute:
     
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Also FF will run behind, under and between things, something undercoat will not do.
     
  18. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 866

    Very good points. I should've been more specific. It's easy to undercoat a new vehicle. But just like 2COR517 said, Ifthere's already rust or moisture there it has to be removed first. I use a pneumatic wire wheel to clean off existing rust first before undercoating. Very informative thread gentleman :salute:
     
  19. Dano50

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

    You could actually apply over existing rust, as long as it is not loose or flaky. It gives the product something to really bite into.
     
  20. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    ok, here's a question for the experienced- how well does FF apply in low temps? In other words, you said it thickened as you were applying do to cold- how cold was it when you did it? I have no access to a heated space to apply and it's going to be below freezing for the forseeable future...have I missed the opportunity until we get back into the "warmer" weather?