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Old February 11th, 2016, 10:41 AM
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Fluid Film?

FLUID FILMĀ® | Corrosion Preventative, Lubricant and Rust Inhibitor

Seems like a Waxoyl type product, sort of.

Anyone use it?
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Old February 11th, 2016, 10:46 AM
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It's Lanolin based, stays very wetish, has quite a distinctive smell when applied. I've used it for years inside steel bicycle frames, and then on the Rover. Apparently it can swell certain rubbers and plastics though.

I've switched over to Corrosion Free - Rustproofing Rust Cure Formula 3000 which is very similar in terms of wet finish, but has no smell, is safe on rubber, electrics etc. Also top rated by the Canadian forces on their vehicles in salty areas.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 10:50 AM
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I used it on my Pickup. Works well. Was about 50 dollars for a gallon. Easy to wash it off if you need.

Never used Waxoyl.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 11:00 AM
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I used it on my Pickup. Works well. Was about 50 dollars for a gallon. Easy to wash it off if you need.

Never used Waxoyl.
Doesn't seem like a helpful feature...
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Old February 11th, 2016, 11:03 AM
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Doesn't seem like a helpful feature...
It certainly doesn't have the longevity of a hardwax, but it is self healing and won't trap moisture between it and the metal. I'd say you'd be re-applying yearly. You can see through it so you know what's going on under it, and if you need to do a repair/modification you can get it off.
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I guess that's nice, but would it come off during a water crossing?
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Old February 11th, 2016, 11:09 AM
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I guess that's nice, but would it come off during a water crossing?
It's a good question.. I think it would mostly stay on, the stuff doesn't really drip after application so it's got some staying power.
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no. but it does seem to evaporate over time necessitating re-application.
I buy it in aerosol cans.
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Doesn't seem like a helpful feature...
It is. Its kind of greasy so if you want to wash it off to do work it is nice. Hot water and detergent gets it off. It wont wash off with day to day driving. You do need to re-apply periodically. How often probably depends on how much you drive and the driving conditions.

I used this other stuff called CorosionX on my outboards and the non-galved parts of my trailer. It is really great but expensive.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 11:20 AM
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It is. Its kind of greasy so if you want to wash it off to do work it is nice. Hot water and detergent gets it off. It wont wash off with day to day driving. You do need to re-apply periodically. How often probably depends on how much you drive and the driving conditions.

I used this other stuff called CorosionX on my outboards and the non-galved parts of my trailer. It is really great but expensive.
Corrosion x is the shizz. I buy the 16oz cans from these guys.
https://www.charkbait.com/cs/maintena.htm
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I was thinking it might be good for use on the leaf springs, etc. My parabolics sure squeak a lot when they dry out. I've simply sprayed them with WD40 in the past, but after a good rain, that wears off.

The frame on the Series was Waxoyled when I bought it in 1999, I'm sure it has been on for 30 years or so. Some is beginning to wear thin. Would want to look for something to replace it now.

Oh, and CorrosionX is what I used to use to spray around the insides of my aircraft wings -- probably good enough for an old Rover then, hu?

Doug, what would you say is the application difference between CorrosionX and this Fluid Film?
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CorrosionX is less viscous. I had to warm the Fluid Film before applying. I used CorrosionX in an aerosol can. FF was applied using a spray gun and compressor.

This is probably not 100% correct but it is my simplified view of them- FF forms a mechanical barrier; CorrosionX forms a chemical barrier. CorrosionX is a freak of nature - it really is amazing.

CorrosionX technology Polar Bonding Fluid Thin Film Coating FTFC
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I used fluid film on my 95 LWB and have been very happy with the results so far. Planning on putting it on the other rovers and my wife's car too.

I received the recommendation from a neighbor back in NY- The highway department he works for uses Fluid Film on all their dump trucks especially when they're converted for Plow-Duty in the Winter.
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It might actually be a thing to have the Series smelling like a sheep barn.
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Corrosion x is the shizz. I buy the 16oz cans from these guys.
https://www.charkbait.com/cs/maintena.htm
Would I be able to clean the coating off with a steam cleaner? I like to clean frame/undercarriage off every few weeks. So as to prevent any buildups.
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Would I be able to clean the coating off with a steam cleaner? I like to clean frame/undercarriage off every few weeks. So as to prevent any buildups.
FF can be cleaned off but CorrosionX is a bit different. You can probably get some of it off, but it bonds with the metal so you would probably have to wheel it off.
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FF can be cleaned off but CorrosionX is a bit different. You can probably get some of it off, but it reacts with the metal so you would probably have to wheel it off.
Both of my rovers have Galvy chassis, what kind of reaction is it? I use FF and WD-40 right now, I dont like how thick the FF is though so I dont spray it inside the frame.
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Both of my rovers have Galvy chassis, what kind of reaction is it?
Edited "reacts" to "bonds". See here - CorrosionX technology Polar Bonding Fluid Thin Film Coating FTFC
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How about this -- how about using one of these products on the inside of a stripped bulkhead?

I'm painting mine, not galvanizing it. The only 'issue' I might have with this is the interior spots. So trying to figure how I might deal with it.
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