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Application of Fluid Film

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BBYE V8, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Jul 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    BBYE V8

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    You are right, those cheap $15 guns are gravity feed. I'll re-edit my post above.

    Nice find, I've never been unhappy with anything I've purchased from Eastwood. Besides the splatter problem you mentioned all undercoat guns will have, it's kinda pricey at $64; it could be a justifiable expense if used a lot. But I was hoping a cheaper way for to spray it on, something that is cheap enough to use only for Fluid Film and its yearly re-application. Any ideas?
     
  2. Jul 23, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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  3. Jul 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    Hello,
    I'm Bob from Kellsport Products. We have received several calls from Tacomaworld members so I thought I'd just stop in, say hello, and talk a bit about Fluid Film undercoating guns. We have had a ton of experience spraying Fluid Film over the past 8 years, and we supply Fluid Film to undercoating applicator locations all over the country. Fluid Film "NAS" formula can be a bit tricky when it comes to spray guns because the viscosity changes so rapidly. Fluid Film is thixotropic, which means it will get thicker as it sits, yet thin out immediately when shaken or stirred.
    Below are a couple tips for spraying Fluid Film.
    a) Store at room temp.
    b) Stir or shake really well before you transfer into the gun cannister or container. Shake again before you spray.
    c) There is no need to thin Fluid Film. To add another product to thin out Fluid Film will only make it less resistant to washoff. Stirring Fluid Film is more than adequate to make it easily sprayable.

    Most standard spray guns will work with Fluid Film and get the job done. Some better than others. If you have a gun, give it a try.. it may work fine. We find that 60-80 psi works well, but every compressor output is different and you just need to find what works best. Personally, I put a small regulator on the gun end, and find that about 100 psi works great for me.

    Over the years we have had dozens of guns that we tested and supplied to dealers. We have narrowed it down to (2) guns that have been modified by the manufacturer's to work specifically with Fluid Film NAS.
    We feel that these spray guns have been "tweaked" as much as possible to get the best possible solution for Fluid Film applications. You can check them out at the link below:
    http://www.kellsportproducts.com/undercoatingguns.html

    As a small "thank you" for your interest in Fluid Film, we will offer all TacomaWorld members a 15% discount on all Fluid Film Products. Simply enter coupon code "tacoma" at checkout, and your discount will be applied.

    If I can be of any help at all, please feel free to contact me.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    Wow, thanks Bob! That's a good deal that I hope a lot of TW members take advantage of.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    Badass, i am going to look into doing my frame!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    Dammit, I just ordered the undercoating kit last week! :(
     
  7. Aug 2, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    Next time you need to order send me a pm. I'll get you the double discount. :) Thanks very much for trying the kit. Please let us know how it works out.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    Thanks! No worries though, I'm happy with the products I got and the price I paid. I figure the free sample from Fluid Film and free shipping through you guys was worth it :thumbsup:
     
  9. Aug 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Ordered! Thank you.
     
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    Good job figuring out how to apply it without a air powered undercoat gun.

    This stuff is the ultimate in rust proofing period. It's ability to "creep" is amazing. I just applied some to my lower A pillars and cab corners. The only downside to this stuff is you may need to re-apply in areas that see allot of water splashing ie wheel wells, rear suspension etc.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    Thanks for the quick ship of my kit!
    It was awesome, love the little strips you use as packing material.
    Reminds me of the little cleaning strips we'd use cleaning weapons when I was in the service.
    Top Notch service thanks again.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    I have used Fluid Film for years and it is amazing. I have tried many different was to apply it. After using siphon type sprayers and undercoat sprayers that put this expensive product, on much too thick I found what (at least for me) is the best. I have a cheap touch up siphon sprayer with an aluminum bowl. I fill this with the thick waxy fluid film then carefully heat the bowl with a propane torch. It looks like candle wax melting and becomes a uniform dark opaque color like maple syrup only it is very thin and easy to spray. You don’t need to get it hot enough to burn you just liquefy it. It sprays like paint and the overspray gets everywhere you can’t reach directly.
     
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    Definitely hitting up your discount code Bob! Thanks!
     
  14. Dec 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Yes. we have a distributor for the Fluid Film undercoat kits, spray guns, and aerosol wands in Canada. They ship all over Canada.

    www.undercoatmycar.ca
     
  15. Mar 24, 2013 at 2:47 AM
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    Just making sure I can find this thread later. Hopefully someone in the Destin, FL area can help.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    Just a reminder to use your Tacoma discount code when ordering Fluid Film.

    At checkout.. enter "tacoma" in the coupon code field. Tacoma members get a 10% discount and free shipping on all orders over $49.50.

    www.kellsportproducts.com
     
  17. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    Hey Bob, thanks again for the discount you are offering TW!

    I see that Kellsport offers a new product that would be GREAT for the front (fully boxed) section of the Tacoma frame:


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    It would be perfect for inside any truck with a fully boxed frame or even inside the rockers. Eastwood had a similar hose & sprayer for their Internal Frame Coating product; it worked great, but I would have rather used Fluid Film than a paint-like product.
     
  18. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    Thank you for mentioning this wand. It's 24" and has a 360° nozzle at the end. It snaps onto the 11.75 oz. Fluid Film spray cans. This wand was developed to work with the Fluid Film AS11 viscosity. It does a great job of covering the entire surface of frame rails, etc. The link below is a good video of the wand in action:
    http://youtu.be/KzJeEPtvwqw


    Here's a new discount code for Tacoma members. This will get you 10% off on a case of AS11 cans, and a FREE EXTENSION WAND, & free shipping. Use "FF10WAND" in the coupon code box.

    Thanks again for your support of Fluid Film products.
     
  19. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    So Fluid Film is brown out of the can...does it dry to a black color? Clear? bbye's frame has a nice black coating, or is that the eastwood product's fnish?
     
  20. Apr 10, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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    Fluid Film is a straw color in the can, but when applied it is fairly clear. Fluid Film does not dry. It goes on wet and stay's wet. Fluid Film remains soft and active, migrating to inaccessible areas to provide complete protection for a full winter season. Fluid Film is very thick (about the viscosity of a latex paint) and will not wash off easily.
     
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