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Did I apply it wrong?

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by AndyTblc, May 14, 2010.

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  1. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok so, last friday I cleaned and power washed my mower deck, sharpened the blades, and the bottom was completely clean. I sprayed about $4 worth of FF on my deck.
    Yesterday it was a rainy day and I needed to get under my mower, so I had to take off my mower deck with no intention of cleaning the bottom, and I have NEVER seen so much grass packed under there, and it was caked on the bottom, and it was only 6 days since it was cleaned.
    I know I had a bad sample can, but did I get a bad regular can?
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  2. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I never liked fluid film for under mower decks-I only use it on them to winterize them so they dont rust

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am completely baffled!:hammerhead: There are three things that come to mind though. After you cleaned the deck....was it completely dry (for a little while) when you applied it? Or maybe you possibly did not apply enough for the first application. I usually put a pretty heavy coating on the first time after I clean my decks and than reapply with lesser amounts. Or maybe you were just cutting that much thick, wet, soupy grass that it was just too much for the deck and fluid film to handle. The only other thing I was thinking was I noticed you were using gator blades...maybe that has something to do with it. Just thinking out loud!
  4. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't spray my deck with anything, and have never had enough grass built up that I have had to scrape it. Usually I am looking at shiny metal. I don't understand how so many have problems with buildup?
  5. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here is what I did, I took the blades off, then I put the deck in the trailer, took it down to the car warsh, sprayed it off. Then I let it sit in the sun for a few hours while I did other stuff and got my blades sharpened, then I put the blades on, sprayed almost half a can on the bottom. This was a week ago Friday, then the next Monday and Tuesday I did all my mowing, it was dry out Monday, and just as I was finishing up on Tuesday, it had started to sprinkle.
    Early in April, I did the same thing, except for FFing it. I cut in wet grass and stuff, and it wasn't till last Friday when I cleaned it, and then I had to take the deck off for another reason, and 6 days later I ended up scraping more grass off.
    Maybe I got a bad dose of it that might have had some adhesive in it, idk

    SKYNYRD LawnSite Fanatic
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    andy i really dunno what to tell you. if i don't fluid film my mower the grass sticks like mad. especially if i have to cut tall wet grass. my couple of lawns are bi weekley so their always tall. it takes me up to 20 minutes(sometimes longer) to get it cleaned off. when it's coated with ff it only takes me around 5 to clean it off when grass gets caked on there. i don't know anything about all the different types of grass out there so maybe it's the type of grass your area has?

    this is how mine look after mowing.....


    bout the best thing i can come up with andy is like deere said, he don't care for it on the deck so if u find that's not a good place to use it for your particular needs then don't use it there. ff still has millions of other great uses:cool2:
  7. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think I will leave it off my deck and just attack other things with it. I have used some on my truck, the tongue on my camper
  8. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Try checking out this thread for some info on how to apply.

    The product can work quite well for this application.

    SKYNYRD LawnSite Fanatic
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    how did you turn the link into the words this thread:confused:
  10. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In the reply box, click on Go advanced, type the words in, highlight them with the mouse and then hit insert link.

    I got skills.:laugh:
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