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How to Fluid Film your truck

Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by Hemi395, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. srv1

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    looking to fluid film my truck before the snow comes.how many spray cans will it take?is that 360 wand attatchment worth getting?where should i look to find the best price? thanx in adv.
     
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    where might one find fluid film black?the only place i can find it is at summit for 15 bucks a can.
     
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    If you've never done your truck before plan on *at least* 5-6 cans. The 360 wand attachment goes thru the cans QUICK and you're going to want to really soak the rockers, frame rails, door bottoms, etc the first time spraying it.

    Also might want to consider Woolwax for the high wash areas...
     
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    Its kinda hard to find and its definitely more expensive than the original FF. $15/can is about normal....
     
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    Did you try kellsportproducts?

    I use the aerosol cans of clear for quick touch ups and getting into door bottoms.

    To do a whole truck, I'd go woolwax and the spray gun kit.

    Love WW and FF, but I hear noxudol is a better spray can product.
     
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    I'd buy a case of the spray cans and yes get the wand attachment, you'll go through 6 cans easy..
     
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    after a little research i am torn between woolwax and ff.they are the same with woolwax being a little thicker from the info im getting.thicker would be better to help it stay on ,correct?also, i can get 6 cans of woolwax black w/the wand at amazon for 75.00.im sure its going to suck when i have to to wrench under the truck and everything is covered in black shit,or even clear but i suppose thats better than watching the truck rot to hell.with the woolwax black what do i need to avoid spraying?what about over spray on gas tank,rubber bushings,exhaust hangers,plastic/rubber lines.what about dripping on the tires?
     
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    I've used both and my experience with them is Fluid Film creeps better into seems while Woolwax resists wash off better. Ideally you would us FF on the inside cavities and WW on the outside.

    Here's a video that might be of some help on your decision:

     
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    Hey neighbor! I'm just outside of East Aurora. They say FF or WW can swell natural rubber products, but I don't know of any natural rubber on a vehicle these days. It's safe and recommended for electrical connections, wiring, soft parts, etc. Like you say, it does create a dirty, greasy undercarriage, but I'll take that over rust any day.

    I too have and continue to use both WW and FF. I've found that if you are doing the application on an ~80degF day, both products ssem to thin, cover and flow the same. I think I've mentioned it in this thread, but to me, the main difference is WW smells much nicer than FF.

    WW does seem to hang on to exposed surfaces better. They both wash off areas that see heavy road blast.
     
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    Howdy neighbor,thank you for all the good info.appreciate it....
     
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