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post #1 of 4 Old 11-04-2019, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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First Time Undercoating

Hey Everyone,

So I just recently got a brand new Jeep, and am beginning to prep for winter. Obviously it is brand new so the underbody is very clean, and the goal is to protect the frame as much as possible.

The plan is to undercoat it with Fluid Film...I've read a good bit about it and that seems like the way to go. Does anyone have advice/ or advice on going about doing this? Anything in particular I should know?

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-05-2019, 09:26 AM
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Hey Everyone,

So I just recently got a brand new Jeep, and am beginning to prep for winter. Obviously it is brand new so the underbody is very clean, and the goal is to protect the frame as much as possible.

The plan is to undercoat it with Fluid Film...I've read a good bit about it and that seems like the way to go. Does anyone have advice/ or advice on going about doing this? Anything in particular I should know?
What ever you do keep up with it. I just use spray paint and I get underneath my jeep and old truck and clean really well at least twice a year and repaint about everything. I use what ever paint I have handy. There have been times the undersides look like the Partridge Family bus. I usually keep a few Rustolium cans of black around but sometimes I run out. Other than actually doing a good jog clearing on a regular basis the next most important is using a sprayer that can spray at all angles.

You will be surprised at how many places there are that mud and grime will get into that just power washing won't get clean. Through the year I do clean and paint but to a lessor extent than my bi annual scrub fest.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-08-2019, 10:14 PM
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X2 on the fluid film. Check out You tube for some good info.

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-09-2019, 01:15 AM
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I am really happy with Fluid Film.
Do you own a compressor?
If so can it run this?

https://www.kellsportproducts.com/Fl...-Gun_p_16.html

Gallons are cheaper then spray cans IMO.
Plus those wands are pretty cool. I use the one that sprays in a 360 degree pattern and do inside my uni-body in my '00 XJ.
I power wash underneath and let her dry good.
Then I go to town. I use about a 1/2 gallon at a whack.
IMO Fluid Film is not a less is more thing.
Every once in awhile during the winter I run my Jeep through the $5 automatic wash bay at the car wash.
I do not pay the extra $1 for the undercarriage. Fluid Film will eventually wash off.
So Fluid Film will stink for about a week.
Also when you first start up the Jeep it will smoke like all hell. Burning off the engine, exhaust, and whatnot.
Every piece of crap on the road will stick to it.
If you have to go underneath to work on something after the Fluid Film is applied it is messy as hell. LOL.
Come April I power wash again. You will never get every last bit of Fluid Film off.
I think there are nooks and crannies tucked way up underneath that still have Fluid Film on them from the first time I applied it 5 years ago. MLOL.
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