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Old 01-10-2010, 01:47 AM
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Anti Rust

Looking for something to help protect my trucks and equipment from salt when we do snow removals. WD40 would be a rather expensive route to spray down the frame, bed and other surfaces. Options?

Is diesel a possibility? Yes, let it dry before operating.......idk, what can I use besides WD40?
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:51 AM
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i've been hearing fluid film is excellent. been dying to try, closest dealer is a ways out for me.
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:14 AM
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WD40 is a waste.. I just bought fluid film cant wait to use it on monday
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:29 AM
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Fluid film is the most enviromentally friendly but hydraulic oil works good aswell. You can get Fluid film in gallon jugs and get one of those pesticide sprayers it works at applying it.

Fluid film is fairly common here I use it all the time its not cheap the d*mn stuff went up in price

My dad uses hydraulic oil because it is cheaper again uses a pesticide sprayer you know the ones you pump up.

Get the thin light viscosity hydraulic oil the 10w stuff will do all you are doing is preventing rust.

I would avoid using diesel fuel the stink will drive you nuts.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:58 AM
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WD40 actually contains water, so thats a negative in my book..

Fluid film is awesome and like GR said, buy it in a gallon can and spray it on. Its real thick and will stay for a while..

I wouldnt use any oil just for the fact thats it sticky and could make a mess of a truck..
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:37 PM
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I vouch for Fluid Film also

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:32 PM
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I tried the sample of fluid film and used it on my hitch ball and for lubricating the slides on my chipper rollers which get a lot of dust and debris. That stuff does hold up very well.

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:42 PM
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I use hydraulic oil ,I save all my hyd oil when I change it on my machine and from my dump trucks, it works well ,I don't drive on snow but I live in a salty enviroment all year round .
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Road salt has destroyed the powder coat paint on my truck's dump body. To the point where the body needs removed from the chassis, sandblasted, and re-painted. And the truck has barely been driven on salty roads!

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Old 02-26-2011, 12:52 PM
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Fluid film is the best!!!! If there are no dealers in your area call fluid film and become a dealer. All you have to do is buy 2 cases and your in. Thats what I did.
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