A possible summer protection product

A possible summer protection product

PostBy: hcarlow On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:58 am

A local car dealer gave me some info on a product called fluid film for rust proofing etc. . I did a look up on the product and found the Navy did some testing with it and found it to work great for salt water protection on some of their equipment .

Another test seemed to indicate it was far superior to lps 3 and wd 40 .

I was wondering if any of you have ever heard of or used this product .
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:59 am

http://www.fluid-film.com/

I've no experience with it. I have used LPS-3 and like that. I'm sure Fluid Film is pretty good as well.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:00 pm

It is an excellent product. We used it for many years on the farm to keep dump wagons from rusting (even slight surface rust prevents haylage from sliding out of the wagon properly). It can used for undercoating vehicles also, forum member Berlin has recommended it on several occasions.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: LiftedAWDAstro On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:27 pm

I buy it by the case at McMaster-Carr and use it as undercoating, on vehicle door pins, hood releases, snowplow pins and pivots etc. Works awesome and doesn't wash away like LPS-3 does.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: hcarlow On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:14 pm

Sounds great I will have to get some
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: 331camaro On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:53 am

lps 3 rocks. i use it on everything.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: baddawg On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:40 am

Never heard of it, going to check it out. Looks like you can use it on almost anything.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:00 am

I've had my vehicles undercoated as well & it makes a big difference, I also have some in the garage that I got just to try out I sandblasted a few things & then just brushed some on & wiped clean a day or so later & they remain rust free for two years now. I don't know how it will react to heat on start up but it may be worth a try, I've had reasonable luck spraying mine down with PAM cooking spray, I figured it couldn't hurt & knew how it was affected by heat. From what I was told the fluid film is more like a penetrating wax & like I said I use it on a lot of stuff & plan to get more.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: hcarlow On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:12 am

samhill I have heard nothing but good reports on the product ,but like you was wondering just how it would be on start up .
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:54 am

Wow, check out this brochure.. Impressive! 8-)
I wonder how much it costs?? I'll be spraying my firebox, water coils and stove pipes with this stuff :D

http://www.fluid-film.com/downloads/ff_brochure.pdf
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: plumb-r On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:01 am

I'd find out how it does under high heat before I went spraying in your stove or boiler . :blowup:
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: hcarlow On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:10 am

I can't imagine it being any worse than lps 3 or wd 40 as they are both solvent based unless the solvent vaporizes over time which it probably does . The solvent based products have a flash point of around 100 while fluid film is over 400 deg f . and non solvent based . It runs around $12 a can unless you buy a case of 12 then it's cheaper.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:55 am

plumb-r wrote:I'd find out how it does under high heat before I went spraying in your stove or boiler . :blowup:


It is not volatile and contains no solvents. I think it is one of the safest products you can use.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:01 am

Lightning wrote:Wow, check out this brochure.. Impressive! 8-)
I wonder how much it costs?? I'll be spraying my firebox, water coils and stove pipes with this stuff :D

http://www.fluid-film.com/downloads/ff_brochure.pdf


What are the other products it was tested against. Products, "B", "C" and "D" don't really tell you much.

I sprayed LPS-3 on my hopper last season and it seemed to help.
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Re: A possible summer protection product

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:04 am

I have no idea. Use whatever you want, I only replied to the thread because it worked good for me in a different application.

LPS-3 is a good product also.
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