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when to spray ff

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by gmcplowtruck, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck Member
    Messages: 48

    bought 2 gallons and sprayer but want to spray the underside of my truck but dont want it to wair off before winter when do i spray and how often to reapply if i wash truck often does truck have to be dry to spray first year using fluid film thanks
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Give the truck a good washing first. Spray it down then. If you are rewashing washing it through out the winter it will come off. But the more you apply it the better it works because it soaks in the the metal.
     
  3. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    EDIT: I glanced down to see half of teh threads are about Fluid Film, haha.

    I have heard of people spraying ATF, motor oil, kero on the underside of their vehicle. Anyone else use it?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I think that's called owning a Dodge!
     
  5. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Upon further reading I see this is a Fluid Film forum, haha.

    So is this the choice fluid to spray to keep things from rusting?

    Has there been discussion of using oil or ATF cut with a little kero?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes,mill likes to soak down his 1979 ford F150.
     
  7. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Who es mill? Is this stuff worth teh $74 for two gallon shipped on ebay?
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    FF is worth it. Mill puts old motor oil all over his truck.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You're killing me......
    Yes

    Yes
     
  10. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    it is worth it and i have heard of many concoctions like what you are asking and I say why f around. I paid way to much for this plow for it to not look nice and not rust so 74 is worth it.
    I use about 10 cans a year per plow truck. i go crazy with the sht and two gallons should last you. I spray it on wet but it prob works better dry
    wash it well at car wash get underside as clean as possible. then coat everything you can
    I remove my bedliner every year and spray my bed and then put it back. looks new and it was filled with organic fertilizer, lime, salt, beer, and deer blood.
     
  11. timberjack

    timberjack Member
    Messages: 96

    I just started using it this year. Great stuff. I use an air compressor, and a schutz gun, that has a adapter to narrow down the spray so you don't just splat it on the metal.

    I used to use a product we have here in Canada called Rustcheck. Also good, but over double the price, though the thin stuff, comparable to the "A" fluidfilm is scented to smell nice, so i still use that in the inner panels, so the cab will smell like cherries for awhile.

    I did some experimenting, and found the fluidfilm A and AR in about a 50:50 mixture sprays on awesome, and sticks to the belly. So far, i've driven through several rainstorms, and am pleased at how it has held up.
     
  12. joyofFluidFilm

    joyofFluidFilm Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    natural green, thanks for sharing that!

    timberjack- awesome testimonial
     
  13. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    hey if it works I will say it. Make a good product and people just say well it works because it is supposed to and keep positives to themselves but if it sucks they cry for weeks.
    Granted There are plenty of products that have duped me and I will really say it then too. which seems to be the way of these forums, especially us plowers are a bitter bunch, too much salt in our blood I guess.
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    FF is great stuff. Everything I work with gets coated or wiped down. I pulled my 10' aluminum trim brake down today to bend a couple pieces. I spent a half hour coating every steel bolt, or lubricating every contact point.
     
  15. joyofFluidFilm

    joyofFluidFilm Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    Fluid Film is by far , an awesome product.

    Here are some applications you guys can use it for, if you haven't already done so...


    • Ice Fishing Equipment
    • Locks
    • Plow Blades
    • Salt Spreaders
    • Ski Bindings
    • Ski Resort Equipment
    • Snow Blowers
    • Snow Climbing Equipment
    • Snow Plows
    • Snow Mobiles
    • Snow Shovels
    • Snow Sleds
    • Undercoating of Vehicles
    • V-Box Spreader


    Fluid film makes a great gift for birthdays, anniversary, christmas...etc..:waving:
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    When do the FF gift cards come out?
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Joy - it would take mulch less time to say what Fluid Film is not good for....

















































    ..Nothing!
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  18. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Come on guys, you know there is a disclaimer list from Dano, that your not supposed to use FF for. If nothing is the correct answer, then why is there a disclaimer? lol
     
  19. joyofFluidFilm

    joyofFluidFilm Senior Member
    Messages: 497


    hey grandview....
    Fluid Film gift cards???? Hey, I gotta ask Dano about that....