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Old 01-11-2017, 11:33 AM   #31
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Ive been using it as a coating on plastic and coated fenders. Its been over a year and the fenders still look great.
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Looks good, nice Jeep!

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So just to be clear, you put Fluid Film on the painted body panels like a wax? I've looked at your build thread TurkTTR, your Jeep always looks remarkably clean! Mine is always a mess from the fluid film and the dirt that it accumulates. That's why I was worried about using FF as a wax. I really want to because it protects against rust so well and will creep and reseal any areas that get scratched, which I don't really trust a typical wax to do in the winter. How do you keep yours so clean underneath and up top with FF on it?

kjeeper10, I too love the smell.
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400,000 miles is incredible... do you have pictures of that Cherokee? My first vehicle was a Cherokee and I miss it every day. The reasons you stated are why I would love to submerge my Jeep in a huge vat of Fluid Film lol. If I start putting it on the painted body panels like a wax then I have basically done just that. Rust destroyed my Cherokee and I don't want that to ever happen again.
we have too much good discussion occuring at once here, lol
I think you, @Mobusaki , were talking to Ken ( @kjeeper10 ) about the smell of FluidFilm.

Then you hopped right into asking about the Cherokee with nearly 400k on it and that is me, ha!

Regardless of if you were talking to Ken or myself, I will gladly share what images I have . She i a work in progress. The first is at 374,000 she got some overdue love and attention. My JKUr is an attn wh*r3!
Anyway, here she is with the original 1995 upcountry leaf packs and suspension and wheels a few years ago...

and the work still in progress. She has had new headlights and headliner as well as many other upgrades since this a year or so ago. I am going o tan-bedliner all you see that is the original bronze/beaige color trim this Spring.



and one more 'cuz she deserves it...


She DDs and is at 389,xxx now? Jeep ON!



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Ive been using it as a coating on plastic and coated fenders. Its been over a year and the fenders still look great.
your whole freakin' JEEP looks great... tho' it's cool the fenders are nice and protected.If I had fender that was same material as the door handles and mirror plastics I would be irritated unless I found-out about FF. Isn't it amazing how effective the stuff is for the notoriously easy to fade in UV light stock plastics Chrysler used on the bloody JKs?

That stuff fades as new owners drive the thing home off the lot. In 50 years every Jeep JK not kept inside or coated with FF will have chalk-ish, disintegrating handles..
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we have too much good discussion occuring at once here, lol
I think you, @Mobusaki , were talking to Ken ( @kjeeper10 ) about the smell of FluidFilm.

Then you hopped right into asking about the Cherokee with nearly 400k on it and that is me, ha!

Regardless of if you were talking to Ken or myself, I will gladly share what images I have . She i a work in progress. The first is at 374,000 she got some overdue love and attention. My JKUr is an attn wh*r3!
Anyway, here she is with the original 1995 upcountry leaf packs and suspension and wheels a few years ago...

and the work still in progress. She has had new headlights and headliner as well as many other upgrades since this a year or so ago. I am going o tan-bedliner all you see that is the original bronze/beaige color trim this Spring.



and one more 'cuz she deserves it...


She DDs and is at 389,xxx now? Jeep ON!



Sorry, I hop on here during micro-breaks at work so time is limited and it's hard to form a coherent post sometimes. I have to say, WOW. That thing looks amazing, and with 400k miles? Just incredible. It looks new. Good work! Thing about Jeeps is more often than not, if you treat them right they will treat you right.

You're making me want to scour Craigslist trying to find a good used XJ again.

Did you do anything special other than fluid film to prevent rust?
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Sorry, I hop on here during micro-breaks at work so time is limited and it's hard to form a coherent post sometimes. I have to say, WOW. That thing looks amazing, and with 400k miles? Just incredible. It looks new. Good work! Thing about Jeeps is more often than not, if you treat them right they will treat you right.

You're making me want to scour Craigslist trying to find a good used XJ again.

Did you do anything special other than fluid film to prevent rust?
i will admit to also lubricating everything on the unit body ( hinges, plastics , seals and roof mounts ) with CRC-242 as well as the annual FF but other than that I think the need to replace her oilpan gasket for past three seasons has aided in rust prevention by coating everything in 15w-40 Rotella ! ( that weight and brand oil has more to do with the 400k imho) . Thanks , I appreciate the compliment and will tell Cherry you said some nice things ...smile
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anyone considering "waxing" thier entire Jeep body may be well informed by something I discovered last evening due to a heavy rain splashing much FluidFilm off my underside upon my entire rig ; the parts covered with FF act like dirt and road or trail debris magnets & whatever is coated will soon be top coated in more grime than most could deal with. I have a black JK and have long ago given up caring about her paint ( Tennesean so trails are rock AND trees with limbs ) but if it were any other color the fluid film would capture and change color to dirt , heh. Just a heads up !
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That's what I've noticed. Parts coated with fluid film attract all kinds of gunk and eventually you have a thick, dry layer of dirt and grime. I was hoping this doesn't happen if you "wax" it on, just a thin layer of the stuff, and still get the protection. I'll have to do some experiments to be certain. It probably will never be better at protecting paint than an automotive wax, but it'd be nice for convenience sake if I could just wipe it on there when I'm touching up the rest of the Jeep, without having to go through the whole wash/wax ritual that is impossible in the winter time.
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So just to be clear, you put Fluid Film on the painted body panels like a wax? I've looked at your build thread TurkTTR, your Jeep always looks remarkably clean! Mine is always a mess from the fluid film and the dirt that it accumulates. That's why I was worried about using FF as a wax. I really want to because it protects against rust so well and will creep and reseal any areas that get scratched, which I don't really trust a typical wax to do in the winter. How do you keep yours so clean underneath and up top with FF on it?
While I appreciate that my efforts to post good pictures of DUX have paid off, I can guarantee you that my jeep is very, very rarely anything near what can be considered "clean". The FF actually helps a lot with that illusion- I put it on the fenders to black them out and it really shines everything else up too! (not windows though) But, yes, I do put it on the body panels, and yes I do occasionally buff it out and it seems to work kinda like a wax I guess (I also don't wax the jeep- I figure when the paint gets too bad, I'll vinyl wrap it). Mostly though, I just spray it wildly around the entire jeep (read:fill the garage with a cloud of FF to totally coat everything) until nothing looks dry or dirty anymore, lol. The underside is constantly covered in a thick layer of grime and dirt stuck to fluid film, and sometimes I'm too lazy to clean it off and I just slap a little black paint over it (rear fender wells) and I figure I'll deal with it in the spring when I have access to a power washer again. Currently, the outside is covered in the grime too because all of our snow melted and I have 37" MTs that stick out real far and throw everything all over, always.
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While I appreciate that my efforts to post good pictures of DUX have paid off, I can guarantee you that my jeep is very, very rarely anything near what can be considered "clean". The FF actually helps a lot with that illusion- I put it on the fenders to black them out and it really shines everything else up too! (not windows though) But, yes, I do put it on the body panels, and yes I do occasionally buff it out and it seems to work kinda like a wax I guess (I also don't wax the jeep- I figure when the paint gets too bad, I'll vinyl wrap it). Mostly though, I just spray it wildly around the entire jeep (read:fill the garage with a cloud of FF to totally coat everything) until nothing looks dry or dirty anymore, lol. The underside is constantly covered in a thick layer of grime and dirt stuck to fluid film, and sometimes I'm too lazy to clean it off and I just slap a little black paint over it (rear fender wells) and I figure I'll deal with it in the spring when I have access to a power washer again. Currently, the outside is covered in the grime too because all of our snow melted and I have 37" MTs that stick out real far and throw everything all over, always.
hahaha, OK, thank you for the clarification! That is the fluid film I know lmao. And that is exactly the experience I have with my Jeep, minus the body panels. The underside (mostly the fender wells...good Lord the fender wells...) is coated with a thick layer of grime and dirt stuck to fluid film as you say.

I think I'll do the same thing you do though with coating the body panels outside as well. These things rust everywhere...
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Been using Fluid Film for 10 yrs. Works best inside body cavities & metal seams. Good sprayed ion frames & wheel wells also.

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