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Old 11-02-2015, 06:24 AM
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Fluid Film and car washes

Just looking to get some opinions from Fluid Film users. My question centers around whether you routinely hose off the undercarriage at the do-it-yourself car wash (or even at home) to remove salt and/or brine if you already have a coating of FF on there. I'm a big fan of getting anything corrosive off the underside throughout the winter months by regularly going to the do-it-yourself car wash, but am concerned it will also deteriorate the layer of FF and defeat it's purpose.

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Just looking to get some opinions from Fluid Film users. My question centers around whether you routinely hose off the undercarriage at the do-it-yourself car wash (or even at home) to remove salt and/or brine if you already have a coating of FF on there. I'm a big fan of getting anything corrosive off the underside throughout the winter months by regularly going to the do-it-yourself car wash, but am concerned it will also deteriorate the layer of FF and defeat it's purpose.
It is recommended that FF be applied every 6 months period. That factors in whether u hose off the underside or not. There is nothing to prevent you however from applying more often. Bottom line, are you seeing rust or not?

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The Hotter, Soapier and Higher pressure the water is - the more it will negate the positive effects of a coating like FF AND it doesn't get the salt off any better.

Just use a garden hose with a lazy sprinkler head (if you can) slide it under the Jeep and let it run for 5-10 minutes. Salt gone. FF still in place.
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As long as the above is active, I don't think you will find more about Jeeps and rust and what to do about it. I didn't mean to sound snarky in my first response but by starting threads on the same active subject it just requires more time to find what you need. I love the one stop shop approach. But that's just me.

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As long as the above is active, I don't think you will find more about Jeeps and rust and what to do about it. I didn't mean to sound snarky in my first response but by starting threads on the same active subject it just requires more time to find what you need. I love the one stop shop approach. But that's just me.

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It's been my experience with any forum that tagging on a separate question to a somewhat related topic is considered inappropriate and referred to as "hijacking." Sorry to cause you such distress.
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I have found that FF washes off quite easily with soap & water, even without any scrubbing. So, if you only use water you should be OK - get an extension wand and a 'shower' type end for your garden hose - works great. I clean my undercarriage this way after every off-road trip and it is relatively quick & easy.
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Rule of thumb for me ... Apply Fluid film to all my rust prone areas every oil change.
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A hose or sprinkler hook up could be difficult during the winter months. I know I remove my yard hose, and shut off water to the outside faucet.

If taking trips to the 'do it yourself' wash, I would recommend using the Spotless rinse mode for the under carriage if you have fluid film. Not only is there the lack of soaps, but it uses less pressure in the cycle. (at least the local one I go frequent). It's more like a heavy mist rather than a heavy pressure spray in the rinse cycle.

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