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undercoat on truck body and frame?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Milwaukee, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Well there are lot stuff I heard.

    Some people use old motor oil or transmission oil to spray on frame and body.

    Does it work? We have 15 gallons of motor oil so how to thin oil to get work in air gun?

    Is there another way to spray motor oil on frame? DO we need drive on dirt road to get dusty on oily frame to hold?

    Just want know before do on 01 F250 and 91 Bronco.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Little late for those trucks
  3. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    nah if we do it would slow down rust little better.

    Plus Bronco have less rust than F250.
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Some guys thin it down with diesel.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Use a paint brush
    The rust will hold the oil in place anyway.
    coat at least 5 times a year and maybe the rust wont spread as fast plus your oil will get used twice as fast
  6. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    oil coat

    farmer's under coating .get's rid of the oil and keep's the rust down .caoat it and run down a gravel road for a while .:nod:
  7. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I do the same with used oil. I bought a Schutz Gun 15 yrs ago from JC Whitney. Do a web search, and ebay.
    I don't thin the oil either. Just fill the cup and spray.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  8. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Couple of guys I know use hydro oil with some marvel mystery oil in it and spray away.Told me wont hurt rubber, wiring, They do it every year
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Fluid Film works much better.
  10. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Fluid Film...:drinkup:
  11. Fire Guy

    Fire Guy Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Fluid Film for sure! It works great.

    Messages: 69

    "where i come from" quote allan jackson.... thats called a farmers undercoat.... old timers swear by this.... everything from tractors, dump trucks to old corvettes have recieved this in my area....all with no to very little rust if any... ftw imo!!!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Alright what's ftw?

    Messages: 69

    sorry, forgot i was typing and not texting......
    FTW = FOR THE WIN....
    as in, good stuff it works...