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Old 11-07-2016, 04:46 PM   #841
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You guys separating the painted items like the frame and axles or just unpainted items?
Everything underneath gets coated, especially the inside of the frame.

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Old 11-07-2016, 07:30 PM   #842
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Did my FF (3 cans on JKU) this past Sunday, smell was strong, but not bad. I had white burnoff smoke on the drive to work this morning and a couple of funny looks lol.

What do you all do when spraying near the front underbody? I gave it a light coat because I was afraid it would creep into the engine bay. Should I just not worry and give it a heavier coat with my 4th can?

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Old 11-07-2016, 08:32 PM   #843
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Did my FF (3 cans on JKU) this past Sunday, smell was strong, but not bad. I had white burnoff smoke on the drive to work this morning and a couple of funny looks lol.

What do you all do when spraying near the front underbody? I gave it a light coat because I was afraid it would creep into the engine bay. Should I just not worry and give it a heavier coat with my 4th can?
Im not careful at all. Normally when I get done it looks like I drove though a pool of the stuff at speed.

I spray in a garage on a lift. Mist from the the HVLP gun gets all over the paint, on the roof, windows...my lungs

One time we did my brothers truck and he forgot the heat was on full blast. When he started the car it ended up fogging the interior
Nasty but didn't seem to damage anything.

I try and avoid the exhaust but it gets on there anyways. I just quickly pull it out of the garage and let it burn off. Smokes alot but it does stop eventually.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #844
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Everything underneath gets coated, especially the inside of the frame.
Thanks and I bought the sprayer adaptor with the long hose and metal end to insert into the holes. Used 4 cans on my 2dr. Worked great. Stunk bad and garage floor took some cleaning. Now I'm going to use this on the other 2 cars!
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:40 AM   #845
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Just a comment on application - and after 29 pages, I'm sure it's been mentioned.

I have a lightly lifted 2 door. I'm a big guy but can fit under it on a creeper without jacking it up at all. When I FF'd mine this year, I put on a paintsuit and a face shield (having no idea if it can easily wash off) and used a few spray cans.

To prep the area, I laid down two 9x12 tarps, overlapping. I had very little on my driveway when I was done. After spraying, I parked it on my lawn for an hour or so, then ran an errand. There were no more drips after that.
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Just a comment on application - and after 29 pages, I'm sure it's been mentioned.

I have a lightly lifted 2 door. I'm a big guy but can fit under it on a creeper without jacking it up at all. When I FF'd mine this year, I put on a paintsuit and a face shield (having no idea if it can easily wash off) and used a few spray cans.

To prep the area, I laid down two 9x12 tarps, overlapping. I had very little on my driveway when I was done. After spraying, I parked it on my lawn for an hour or so, then ran an errand. There were no more drips after that.
I put mine in 4L took my foot off the brakes and it went right up onto 4 ramps. I hung two large clean soft drop cloths covering the entire vehicle and had two harbor freight tarps under the ramps covering the driveway. I suited up and went to town spraying, and just left it on the ramps until the next morning.

Much like your experience, no mess, and zero over spray on my Jeep.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:06 AM   #847
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Did my FF (3 cans on JKU) this past Sunday, smell was strong, but not bad. I had white burnoff smoke on the drive to work this morning and a couple of funny looks lol.

What do you all do when spraying near the front underbody? I gave it a light coat because I was afraid it would creep into the engine bay. Should I just not worry and give it a heavier coat with my 4th can?
I spray the engine bay, too. Not the engine or exhaust, but the inside of the fenders, the underside of the hood, inside the grille (TJ, metal grille), etc etc. If it doesn't get hot and it is metal, I spray it - except for the outward-facing parts of the body panels. I wish I could do that, too, but I think a good wax coat is more appropriate for the outside. lol
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:44 AM   #848
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In the middle of doing my sons Jeep. I can get into everything but this spot.

What is the best way to get access to protect this area?
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:20 AM   #849
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On the inside of the rocker/door sill you could drill a hole, allowing access with the straw or extension tube. Spray it up, then plug the hole with a rubber grommet. That's what I did, and I'm counting on FF's ability to creep all through the sill area. Having the grommet in place allows for additional treatments, if any OCD symptoms crop up. (They did for me)
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:42 AM   #850
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Thanks for the advise. Thats what I was thinking but I dont have the heart to drill. I wanted to make sure I wasnt missing something.

I will spay up into the drain holes best I can and call it a day. I will consider the drilling at a later date. Maybe next year.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:18 PM   #851
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I was able to get it pretty well going though the drain at the pinch seam.
Interesting thing is on my 2016 the pinch seam is sealed from the factory.
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Just remember when it comes to drilling/cutting, the very first one is the most difficult. Once I made the first cut on my flare trimming, everything else I've done has been MUCH easier. I did have a tad bit of apprehension before I installed my hood louver, but just forged on. It's not too difficult, once you take the first step!
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:01 AM   #853
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I purchased a kit from Kellsport and sprayed the underside while the Jeep was on 4 jackstands. I did the application inside my garage. I used 3 cheap box fans blowing out and lined up side by side along the garage door opening. I lowered the garage door on top of the fans and blocked off the remaining openings with cardboard. I opened a window in the garage opposite the garage doors and created a gentle draft from the window, through the garage and out through the fans. That worked great and carried any overspray mist outside. I also wore a respirator so I didn't inhale any mist. I have come to really like the smell of FF because I associate it with taking care of my stuff.

When I was finished and cleaning up I discovered my dog was licking up the FF that spilled while I was filling the spray gun bottle. I nervously read the can and saw that it states non-toxic and that appears to be true because the dog was nothing but happy.

FF is great stuff!
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:03 AM   #854
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Ive been not only treating the inside, welds and seams of my flares. I also wet a rag and wipe over the surface. Ive been doing this for over 2 seasons and my cheap Chinese flares are 90% rust free. Coating 100% works but these flares usually start to rust at the welds/seams, eventually the powder coat falls off and boom ..a rusted mess. I also did my sliders and heavy on the CA joints.
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Just wondering if anyone can tell me if this can be applied under 30degrees? Winter came quick and now wondering if I missed out on my chance to apply the fluid film.....
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Just wondering if anyone can tell me if this can be applied under 30degrees? Winter came quick and now wondering if I missed out on my chance to apply the fluid film.....
I'm looking at a can now and there's no mention of minimum temperature in the application directions. I always have a can or two in the garage where it gets pretty cold and I've never noticed any tendency to thicken, but if you're worried just keep the can warm inside you house until you're ready to spray.
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Just wondering if anyone can tell me if this can be applied under 30degrees? Winter came quick and now wondering if I missed out on my chance to apply the fluid film.....
Hmmm.... Not a Job I would want to do outside in temps under 30*.
As for whether it "can be done".
If it flows - it can be done.
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If it flows - it can be done.
That's my thought as well. Would suck to do outside in the cold, but worth the effort to protect from the salt and such.
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The thing is, If winter struck early. I wonder "if" the undercarriage is clean-dry-and salt free.
In a perfect world, it's nice to get it on when the Jeep is practically brand new BUT failing that - Apply to a Dry/Clean surface to insure a protective bond.

Anything is better than nothing in the end.
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I had mine done at a Fluid Film Dealer... He did an AMAZING job and only $129CND very pleased. total job took about 1.5 hours.

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Very Cool ( when I did mine, it never occurred to me to look for a dealer)

IF I do now and find one locally Doh!!
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Thanks everyone! All good tips! Also gonna see if any local places can do it too....
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:46 PM   #863
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Just did mine this weekend while changing the tires. Was about 30 degrees and I kept the guns in buckets of hot water. Of the two guns I use, the pressurized atomizer worked fine. The undercoating gun with 24" hose did not. The hose was stiff of course, and I suspect the film cooled off quick inside the hose. It was basically useless. In the summer this one worked great.
If you search back I believe I listed the two spray guns I have.
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I had mine done at a Fluid Film Dealer... He did an AMAZING job and only $129CND very pleased. total job took about 1.5 hours.



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I had mine done at a Fluid Film Dealer... He did an AMAZING job and only $129CND very pleased. total job took about 1.5 hours.
reading this thread I was all ready to drive over to Lowes & pick up a few cans & do it myself until I came upon your post & decided to enter my zip code into the 'find a Fluid Film Dealer' search at least to check the price, thinking maybe get it done right the first time then take it from there myself for future applications; turns out the nearest dealer is 90 miles away & that aint happening.

Back to plan-A, buy 3 cans, one to pre-soak myself in & two for the TJ
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If you read the spray can fuild film is not the same as the pail.I bought a pail for $300,and did three vehicles with enough left to do them again next year.And you should be using a face mask.
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reading this thread I was all ready to drive over to Lowes & pick up a few cans & do it myself until I came upon your post & decided to enter my zip code into the 'find a Fluid Film Dealer' search at least to check the price, thinking maybe get it done right the first time then take it from there myself for future applications; turns out the nearest dealer is 90 miles away & that aint happening.

Back to plan-A, buy 3 cans, one to pre-soak myself in & two for the TJ
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It's worth it in my Opinion, last year I did the spray cans (5 cans) and he was able to get much better Coating and coverage than I could ever do on my own. Just the "mist in the air covered everything, that why there is a blanket on my windshield" he also knew were every drain hole was the spray in
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I wear a respirator even if the stuff is "non-toxic."
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so I picked up 5 cans at Lowes yesterday & cleaned the undercarriage as well as I could, it was about 60 degrees & raining all day so the truck was just soaking wet even inside the garage. Figured I'd wait until today to spray on the film, of course the temp dropped 30+ degrees overnight & when I went out this morning to do it it was around 27 degrees. Regardless, I threw some painter's plastic down on the floor & started spraying; kept the cans inside over night so they sprayed fairly well. After the first can was empty the mist had created a virtual ice rink on the plastic & for the next 3 cans I slid around under there like a greased pig , but it worked! Let it drip dry all day then took it out tonight for a nice 45 minute drive/burn, man that stuff puts off some foulness when it's burning off the exhaust

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