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Old 10-02-2015, 07:09 AM   #61
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It doesn't drip generally, but I would spay it away from your driveway because the mist gets everywhere.
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Does b it drip off afterwards, in other words should I keep it off the drive way for a period?
It's fairly thick, but not quite grease. It moves quicker when it's warm. Wherever you pile it on thick, it's likely to drip.

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Can someone either answer this or post a link?

So, I live in the snowy north and want to try fluid film this winter to try and curb the rust.
1. What should I spray and what should I not spray underneath my Jeep?
2. Anyone have any pictures of theirJeep after it was sprayed? I'm curious as to what this stuff looks like.
3. How long does it last?

Thank you in advance.
1. I spray everything but the brakes. You can put it on anything except rubber that isn't oil sensitive (I forget how they word it on the can).
2. I don't have any pictures but it just looks a little wet/shiny.
3. I need the protection in the winter so I applied it last fall and I'll do it again in the next week or two for this winter's salt.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I love Fluid Film!

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It's great stuff and readily available at Lowes (end cap Tools section) It's made from Ground up Sheep testicles and spaghetti.
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Any issue with spraying your drive shaft?
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Any issue with spraying your drive shaft?
I always tell her, "No, no problem"

But seriously, Check this out and my Jeep is a couple months old. I FF'd it (including my Drive shaft(s) as soon as I got it and look how it still looks rain and all.

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I always tell her, "No, no problem" But seriously, Check this out and my Jeep is a couple months old. I FF'd it (including my Drive shaft(s) as soon as I got it and look how it still looks rain and all.
i wish my driveshaft looked like that . I just discovered this stuff last year.
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FF is the shitz. Sprayed down the Wife's JKU before Jeep mutiny and came back home still looking like new.No rust . I am going to do mine asap.
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RubiconSS, wow, looks new. Did you spray it lifted in air and did you use the regular ol cans or a sprayer of some sort. My RHR will arrive in 2-3 weeks and I plan on doing the undercarriage. Thx
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I just layed under the Jeep and sprayed away with the cans. 2 was plenty for a two door but I didn't spray the diffs or the drive shaft. I want to be able to clearly see if I blow an axle or pinion seal. I would rather paint those parts down the road anyway if need be. I would not apply it in the driveway or in your garage. It mists while you are spraying it on and you will get a bunch on the ground underneath the Jeep. It mists so much I wore a mask so I didn't breath it in. I did it in the gravel alley behind the garage. Outside is better because of the stink. It smells like feet, after you run a 10k in your dress shoes and it will linger for several days after you apply it.
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I always tell her, "No, no problem"

But seriously, Check this out and my Jeep is a couple months old. I FF'd it (including my Drive shaft(s) as soon as I got it and look how it still looks rain and all.

Impressive, had my jeep 2 months and my drive shaft is covered with surface rust. Wished I FF'ed it earlier.
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RubiconSS, wow, looks new. Did you spray it lifted in air and did you use the regular ol cans or a sprayer of some sort. My RHR will arrive in 2-3 weeks and I plan on doing the undercarriage. Thx
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i wish my driveshaft looked like that . I just discovered this stuff last year.
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Impressive, had my jeep 2 months and my drive shaft is covered with surface rust. Wished I FF'ed it earlier.
Regular cans, I lifted it and removed my wheels (because I was rotating anyway) it just made for easier access.
I recommend spraying right away and spray everything (sans brake rotor faces and directly on the exhaust) It is as slippery as snot so IF you are in your garage put down some drop cloths or you will break your ass.
That's about it.
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Helpful information everyone, very much appreciated! I'm getting ready to do this today.
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I'm sure this is in their FAQ/docs, but if you've already got surface rust, any prep work to do before spraying it on?
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Picked up two cans at lowes yesterday.
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Picked up two cans at lowes yesterday.
Looking forward to hearing how you did it and how much used, good luck even though it isn't rocket science.
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Two cans will pretty much take care of it. Another can right before Winter for touch up.
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I must have hit it heavy. But I did inside every cross member as well as inside the frame rails and rockers. 6+ cans.
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Fluid Film is a very good product. Military has been using it for years.

Besides your actual brake rotors and pads there is not anything you have to worry about getting FF on. It is not a petroleum based product so it is safe on all the plastic components and electrical connections and contacts. Great for all your plugs and connectors. Similar to the bulb grease they always try and sell you at Auto Zone.

I would not spray it in your garage. Do it outside on a calm day and either lay down a large tarp or find a spot on your neighbors driveway. It will drip but don't worry about that. It will stay wet looking for awhile but then will eventually attract dust and road grime. Do a good job of power washing the underside if needed and allow do dry completely. You'll want to wear eye protection and a mask so you're not inhaling all the mist.

A wand or longer hose is nice for getting into tight spots, inside door and body panels and into frame openings.

If you are treating a brand new vehicle that has never seen a Midwest winter, using FF will prevent any rust developing in the future. However, depending on your environment you will need to reapply as needed to make sure you are always fully protected.
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Just did my 2 jeeps today. I buy it in the gallon cans and spray it with a FF sprayer hooked up to my air compressor. Set at 90 lbs it goes really fast. I have a lift and I could get it everywhere it needed to go in short order. It's amazing stuff.
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I have a buddy who has a lift in his garage. I put a $2 plastic paint tarp on the ground and ended up using 3 cans on my 2-door. I sprayed pretty much everything except my exhaust and brakes. I feel I got a good coat on everything, however another can or two would have allowed me to spray more in the frame holes.

P.S. this stuff smells like a barn or a pasture! Wear a mask lol.
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How about spraying over light surface rust that has already started? Picked up my Sahara on Friday, and it rained the entire way back home. So got small patches of surface rust underneath. Do I need to do something about the rust first, or will the Fluid Film stop it in it's tracks, as is?
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How about spraying over light surface rust that has already started? Picked up my Sahara on Friday, and it rained the entire way back home. So got small patches of surface rust underneath. Do I need to do something about the rust first, or will the Fluid Film stop it in it's tracks, as is?
Nope, just spray over top of it. No prep work is needed.
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I know the smell of the fluid film has been mentioned (kind stinky).... I sprayed mine yesterday... and have been trying to place that smell. Then I got it!
Any Catholics out there? Fluid film smells like the incense used for Catholic masses at the Holidays and Holy Days as well as funerals.
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Just did my 2 jeeps today. I buy it in the gallon cans and spray it with a FF sprayer hooked up to my air compressor. Set at 90 lbs it goes really fast. I have a lift and I could get it everywhere it needed to go in short order. It's amazing stuff.
Sorry, but what is a FF sprayer?
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So this stuff doesn't do well on exhaust pipes? And I suppose I have to be careful around the brake rotors. Does it tend to get slung all over the place when it's applied to the drive shafts? From what I understand, it tends to always remain runny in consistency.

And this is preferable to just rattle can painting the exposed steel parts?

Anyone used this stuff and then wished they hadn't?
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Just did my 2 jeeps today. I buy it in the gallon cans and spray it with a FF sprayer hooked up to my air compressor. Set at 90 lbs it goes really fast. I have a lift and I could get it everywhere it needed to go in short order. It's amazing stuff.
The Fluid Film sprayer they sell, does it work while sideways and/or upside down? I ask as I will have to crawl underneath the jeep and try to shoot upwards, but can see where the spray gun will be sideways most of the time.
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The Fluid Film sprayer they sell, does it work while sideways and/or upside down? I ask as I will have to crawl underneath the jeep and try to shoot upwards, but can see where the spray gun will be sideways most of the time.
The Fluid Film Sprayer (FFS) will work for a short time upside down, but the cup is not pressurized so it will spray until the pickup tube is empty then need to be righted to fill the tube back up.

You could buy a cheap pressure pot and gun from Harbor Freight and it might work better for spraying upside down and sideways than the FFS. The fluid is fairly thick and it is not supposed to be thinned so spraying upside down will be a trick. Better to lay on your back and shoot up. Eye and mouth protection very important! It does stay where you spray unless you really lay it on heavy.

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