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salt damage to trucks/beds

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mike ward, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. mike ward

    mike ward Member
    Messages: 79

    What are you doing to protect your truck/bed from rust and corrosion from salting?

    Thanks, MIke
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Fluid Film!

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    We have an auto shop my dad is 73 and has been pestering me to do it the old school way .. coat everything with used motor oil lol .. i'm first going to try some fluid film if i'm not happy with the results then it will be the old school way ...
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I second the Fluid Film. Available at most John Deere dealers (or GV's shop)
  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    Fluid Film....

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i use new motor cut down with some diesel. in a garden sprayer. also put a tarp under the v-box to catch the spillage

  7. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    I found fluid film at the TSC store too.
  8. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    A rubber flap. Works well. I mounted extra tail lights in the bed because the the flap covers em up.

    salter flap.jpg
  9. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    just to confirm I found fluid film at TSC for 13 a can and at Napa for 15 a can. Or 83.99 for a 3.78L can. Expensive sh**.
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    in my trial use of FF i didn't think it was any better than anything else i had tried EXCEPT for whatever reason i thought it was the best cutting agent for drilling holes in steel and some light mill work
    oil cut w/ diesel through a sprayer is much cheaper and faster
  11. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    www.mcmaster.com.........$3.93 as can
  12. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I would not use "Used Motor Oil" it can be very acidic, tons of better products out there to use.