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Old 04-23-2018, 01:48 PM
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Fluid Filmed this weekend!

I know there are already enough posts about fluid film on here but this one is just to show off the results. No questions or FAQ’s. This is a must in Vermont if you don’t want your nice new vehicle to rust away in a few years. I bought the fluid film kit from amazon for $150 (which is what a garage charges here for one application) and did it myself. It comes with a gun that you attach to an air compressor. Also came with hoses to spray in frame rails and such. Took me about 2 hours but I took my time and made sure I did a really good job. I used about a half a gallon, if that much. Super happy with how it came out. I did it early because I just bought the jeep and it had not been done (hence the minor surface rust) so I’ll do it again in the fall.

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I love that stuff!!

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Looks great! I just bought the same kit myself.
Are there any concerns about overspray on tires, brakes, paint, etc? Thanks.
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Looks great! I just bought the same kit myself.
Are there any concerns about overspray on tires, brakes, paint, etc? Thanks.
Since I was avoiding the brakes, I didn't really get any overspray on the tires. That would be the inside of the tires obviously. Even if you did overspray on the tires, it would wipe off. I was able to hit the control arms a bit without hitting the brakes as well. Fluid Film states that it does not harm paint, and I sprayed all the painted body seams and whatnot on the underside without any concern. I also sprayed the tailgate hinges and the seam that goes from the top to the bottom of the rocker which is all painted. I personally wouldn't worry about it harming paint at all but that's just me. I oversprayed on the tailgate hinges and it wiped right off of the paint. I've read about people avoiding rubber components but I didn't avoid them completely. I can't imagine it will do any harm but I'm no professional. Fluid Film states it can cause swelling on non oil resistant rubbers and plastics but I have a feeling all the bushings and what not are oil resistant. Even if they aren't, again, I cant imagine swelling would cause any harm. I could be wrong. I basically sprayed everything but the exhaust and the brakes directly. (which I did inevitably get some overspray onto the exhaust. Aw well). I also didn't spray the transmission but maybe I should have. Hope this helps.
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I have 14 cans new that are waiting to be used. Need to move into a house before I can even start this project
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Did you flush it with Salt Away to neutralize any melting agent first and let it dry?

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-SA32M-Co...DPP4EZMCJ6Y4Q6

We have that liquid calcium chloride crap here too and I have been spraying the truck, jeep and kia every spring with Salt Away....so far no rust. I think Fluid Film is also a good idea.
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I had a TJ literally rot out underneath me do to my ignorance, and not treating the frame. My 2010 JK gets treated every 6 months. Usually with 3 cans of Fluid Film each time. I hit everything metal, and the results are awesome. Living in New England, salt is so heavily used in the winter that if left untreated, your Jeep's day's are numbered from day one. Best tip I could give to a new Jeeper. TREAT YOUR FRAME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!!!!!
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You did a nice thorough job. The application looks sharp. I personally went with a professionally applied Noxudol treatment (undercoating and cavity wax) for the same reasons. While I live in Virginia, they still go overboard with the salt and chemicals in the winter. You may want to also look into the cavity wax, which I believe can also be purchased on Amazon. I have a 10 year no rust warranty on this stuff so it must be decent. I’m in my JKU for the long haul so this was worth it to me.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:21 AM
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Did you flush it with Salt Away to neutralize any melting agent first and let it dry?

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-SA32M-Co...DPP4EZMCJ6Y4Q6

We have that liquid calcium chloride crap here too and I have been spraying the truck, jeep and kia every spring with Salt Away....so far no rust. I think Fluid Film is also a good idea.
I only pressure washed the undercarriage before applying the fluid film. It was really clean before anyways. I've never heard of Salt Away but it looks like something I would use! I'm not sure if its completely necessary when using fluid film, but it looks like it would only help at the least.
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You did a nice thorough job. The application looks sharp. I personally went with a professionally applied Noxudol treatment (undercoating and cavity wax) for the same reasons. While I live in Virginia, they still go overboard with the salt and chemicals in the winter. You may want to also look into the cavity wax, which I believe can also be purchased on Amazon. I have a 10 year no rust warranty on this stuff so it must be decent. I’m in my JKU for the long haul so this was worth it to me.
I'm in VA too, where did you get this done and how much?
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Sorry just saw your post. It was $600 and I went to APS in Fairfax. Well worth it.

https://www.apsrustandtint.com/servi...-undercoating/

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