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Fluid Film Uses and directions

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Apr 6, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    csuviper

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    I purchased some fluid film based on recommendation. Haven't ever used it. For those that have used it I'm curious on how to use it?
    What can it be used on? Types of material?
    Can it be used on shock body's?
    What prep needs to be done before?Spray and let dry?
    How many coats?
    Does it dry like a clear coat or is it a wet feel?
    Do you need to follow up with additional costs down the road?
    Tips and tricks?

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  2. Apr 6, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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  3. Apr 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM
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  4. Apr 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    I bought this from @YotaDan to help repel water from my shocks. Wonder if it can help prevent rust?

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  5. Apr 6, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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  6. Apr 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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    I have used it and I think it has done a great job with rust prevention on my Tundra. I sprayed it on metal including my shock bodies, frame, UCA's, pumpkin, etc., basically the entire undercarriage. I avoid electrical connections. They say it is great to prevent corrosion, like if you spray it on your battery terminals AFTER the POS and NEG wires are connected it will prevent corrosion on the terminals, however DO NOT spray it on the terminals before connecting the POS and NEG wires, as it is an insulator and could interrupt the flow of electricity. Based on that, I keep it away from electrical connections BC it seems to seep into areas well.

    It is an excellent lubricant so keep overspray away from brake rotors. Great for household squeeks too.

    For rust prevention they say to spray every fall. One heavy coat, i dont do any prep, just careful of overspray. I use a few rattle cans and sometimes i spread it with a rag. Some guys get really into it and drill holes and spray it in the holes to coat the insides of things. They also can use an air compressor and spray gun to apply it. It has an odor to it so if you spray your truck in the garage amd keep your truck in the garage, your garage may smell for a few days until it dries completely. It dries an off white color, somewhat sticky.

    It also works great as a wheel cleaner believe it or not. Spray it on the wheel, let it sit for a few, then wipe it off.

    I think that's about it...
     
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  7. Apr 6, 2016 at 11:38 PM
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    And it's bad for some types of rubber.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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    I got a can of Fluid Film that came with an applicator brush since there are times when I apply it and don't want any overspray. I use it on my battery terminals to prevent corrosion and on any exposed nuts and bolts I use on my truck. It is lanolin-based, non-toxic, and doesn't contain any solvents. It can be used directly over rust, but, if the rust is flaking you should wire wheel/brush it off first before coating. Using the brush applicator, I apply a liberal coating just short of running/dripping off. It is pretty thick stuff and adheres well to whatever you are applying it to. It is non-electrical conducting so, if you are using on your battery terminals, just apply lightly over the already connected terminals.
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2016 at 8:15 AM
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    I have both the Fluid Film and the MavCoat at home. I do really like the fluid film. It works great. Only downside is the thick yellow residue. So for shocks, coilover or anything nice or that is visible to the eye I have been using the MavCoat on. It is almost like using a clear coat except that it is also a lube, and better a preventing rust and corrosion.
     
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  10. Apr 7, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    Going to have to check out this MavCoat. How's it applied? Yeah, that's the reason I only use fluid film on select areas. It's like smearing maple syrup all over your nice truck.
     
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    I use a couple cans of Fluid Film on the underside and under the hood of my Truck every year.Snow Blower chute,impellar,mower deck and everything else that I think needs rust protection and/or long lasting lube.Lanolin Base means no Haz-Mat charge when shipping too.Can't speak about how this product harms rubber.God knows, I've loaded-up gaskets,seals,o-rings and spacer/bushings with it for several years.....no damage yet.
     
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  12. Apr 7, 2016 at 5:57 PM
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    It sounds like a win win with either product.
     
  13. Apr 26, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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    And don't forget....Fluid Film is good for treating ringworm on your sheep and goats.:rofl:
     
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  14. Aug 14, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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    Had it on for a year now . Works great. Stayed the crap out of my rails and under side of the bed. I use an air compressor. One guy said it is lick smearing maple syrup on a new truck. Well yes almost but you don't see it under there and it keeps the frame and bed like new . I don't want my frame looking like these

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  15. Aug 14, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    How many cans does it take to spray the underneath of the truck?
     
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