how well does fluidfilm hold up to underbody washing

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by Boosted Thrills, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. dieselplw

    dieselplw Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    I've been using fluid film for years as undercoating on plow trucks. I still have rust. It makes everything extremely dirty and slimy. Everything sticks to it. Always wash the trucks after every time they go out. It is a pain to work on something after it has this stuff on it. It really is tough to say if this stuff works or not as a rust preventative. It seems to work better as a lubricant
     
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  2. Joneill

    Joneill Member
    Messages: 34

    I just ordered a gallon and spray gun and gonna give it a try on the truck, plow and boat trailers for the winter.
     
  3. bmc1025

    bmc1025 Member
    Messages: 42

    Aluminum has been used for over a decade on Ford Explorers and other SUVs. Just because it is aluminum doesn't mean it will not corrode. Google search Ford aluminum corrosion. Now every time you see an explorer thats more than a few years old, look at the front of the hood and the rear hatch.
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer Banned
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,739

    Boycott aluminum trucks .
    Request American steel.

    Your country mey depend on it.
     
  5. Joneill

    Joneill Member
    Messages: 34

    I got mine today and sprayed the easy spots on the truck, hope it stays on for a while. It does have a strong smell, lol
     
  6. Joneill

    Joneill Member
    Messages: 34

    Plowed with the truck over the weekend and washed it Wednesday and FF seems to be looking great still, I'm very happy.
     
  7. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 298

    I doesnt work for me. Rust under the truck. I had better results with spraying used engine oil under my truck. I only use it to spray the engine compartment. But it attracts dirt like a magnet. BTW dont use it on ANY rubber items
     
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  8. EurekaJC

    EurekaJC Sponsor
    from 94080
    Messages: 22

    Hello John,

    If there is existing rust on the truck Fluid Film will soak into it and penetrate to the base to cut it off. I'm sorry to hear you were unhappy with our product. I'm curious about the frequency of washing and what type of washing you do as it can affect the life of the product.

    We recommend rinsing with water as some undercoating washes with detergent or heated pressure washers can break down the product quicker. the Fluid Film should also work as a release agent making whatever dirt gets stuck to it easier to wash off with water.

    If you have any other questions please feel free to ask
    -James
     
  9. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Fluid film is great! Use it all the time. I need to buy a gallon and a spray gun to do my truck underside this season.
     
  10. EurekaJC

    EurekaJC Sponsor
    from 94080
    Messages: 22

    Even once the snow is melting, the salt and brine are on the roads. it is splashed onto the frame even throughout spring when things warm up.
     
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,564

    im spraying it on certian parts on my plow
     
  12. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    What detergent do you recommend? Since I don't have a heated pressure washer- just a regular power washer.