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Posted November 14, 2010 - 07:43 PM

Between yesterday and today with dry weather I managed to get our car and truck and 3 other friends' oil undercoated. it is a messy nasty job but around here with all the salt they lay on the roads in the winter it does help save the rockers, floors and doors from rotting quite so fast.... Does anyone else from the salt/snow belt still do it or am I the only crazy hydraulic oil slinger around??
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Posted November 14, 2010 - 07:45 PM

Between yesterday and today with dry weather I managed to get our car and truck and 3 other friends' oil undercoated. it is a messy nasty job but around here with all the salt they lay on the roads in the winter it does help save the rockers, floors and doors from rotting quite so fast.... Does anyone else from the salt/snow belt still do it or am I the only crazy hydraulic oil slinger around??
Peter


With all the salt we get around here, I do not do that but I probably should...

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Posted November 14, 2010 - 07:50 PM

The last vehicle I bought has being oil sprayed it's whole life and it shows, minimal rust for it's age, I get it done every fall now.
4 or 5 years ago I bought a parts truck and it to was oil sprayed it's whole life, while dismantling it every single nut and bolt I tried to remove came off without a problem except for the exhaust they all busted off.

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Posted November 14, 2010 - 07:51 PM

I always undercoat my vehicles every fall.

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Posted November 14, 2010 - 08:45 PM

I know people who do that every year. I'm more of a "one and done" kinda guy. I use a product called "rustfree". I got the tip from my BIL years ago. He works in a body shop that does undercoating commercially and that's what they use. It's available at auto paint stores and sells for about $35-$40 a gallon...but a gallon goes a looooooooong way. It comes in a one gallon, white, plastic jug and it's not a flashy label, so it's easy to miss on the shelf, but it works really well!

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 07:27 AM

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That time of year again, time to try and keep the salt accelerated tin worms at bay. :shoot3::shoot2:warm and dry yesterday so did my truck and friend's Subaru and 67 ford pick up. Got a new "gun" this year, boy did that make a huge difference in time and amount of oil put out!!! Hope for dry weather next weekend and will get the wifes Toyota and a couple more friends' cars done.

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 10:47 AM

I have used Fluid Film. Makes a huge difference. You can put it on bare steel, let it sit outside and wont rust for months

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 04:38 AM

I have used Fluid Film. Makes a huge difference. You can put it on bare steel, let it sit outside and wont rust for months



Yes, I also like Fluid Film,it's really good stuff.
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Posted October 13, 2011 - 04:57 AM

You get caught schlepping that stuff on here in 'assachusetts and your in deep poo poo! You need to basically do it in your garage with all the doors closed and Windows blacked, fellow I know got pinched, cost him over $25k when they finished with him... and he was only doing his old Chevy pickup, never did it on anyone else's rig! And the worst part he was doing it with plastic and paper down so's not to make any mess. Unreal....

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 05:15 AM

Now I understand why you folks slip and slide around so much up there! Guess you have to do something the slow the rust process.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 05:37 AM

Yes, I also like Fluid Film,it's really good stuff.

My 2001 GMC has surface rust on the frame and crossmembers , would this Fluid Flim work on that if it was just wire brushed clean ? Thanks Al

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 06:50 PM

never heard of it , what kind of oil and what do you spray with ? i live on a gravel road wouldnt the dust get all caked under it ?

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:17 PM

Yes Gary it does. You need to apply an oil based product every year. It is common up here in eastern Canada to use a product called Rust Check that you apply every year. I think it may be mineral oil based. At the first application they drill holes in hidden spots of the car and spray it into the body cavities, then plug the holes with rubber stoppers. Another one is called Crown. They work but are messy and expensive - 120$/year. Using used motor oil or hydraulic oil would likely get you into big trouble.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:32 PM

I've used "Krown" same idea as Rust Check, the car smells like Cherry's for a while after it's done.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 07:03 AM

My 2001 GMC has surface rust on the frame and crossmembers , would this Fluid Flim work on that if it was just wire brushed clean ? Thanks Al


The job of any good coating re: salt, is to keep the salt out and oxygen/ water off. If it's scale, a good soaking with used motor oil would help, but if the salt's already in there, all you will do is slow it down. If it's clean metal, you want something a little stickier to keep it there and then some guys run up and dow the dustiest dirt road they can find to film it with dirt... I personally don't, but some do. Regardless of condition, you will add time to the life of any vehicle by doing this. As stated above, it's messy and you have to know the laws in your area.
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