WD 40 versus Fluid Film

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by jweiner, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. jweiner

    jweiner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Pardon my stupidity, but what is the difference between these two products?
  2. hurrikanelandscaping

    hurrikanelandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 76

    fluid film is thicker and better to use on your equipment than wd40

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,218

    The main difference is wd40 isn't a waste of money.
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  4. dahammer

    dahammer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    Ouch! Here we go. :laugh:

    I'm a PB Blaster guy myself.
  5. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,279

    Can't beat PB for bustin rusty bolts. Wd 40 is a great all around lube. Fluid film smells nice but I personally saw no advantage. My favorite multi lube is break free clp.
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  6. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Night and day.
  7. weeze

    weeze Banned
    Messages: 17,196

    wd-40 doesn't cost as much and has been around for ages because it works.
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  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 22,263

    I like Fluid Film, but not for the underside of my deck like so many buy it for. It used it before winter set in to protect my trailer hardware and the hinge pins. It is still providing protection, and a lot better and longer lasting the WD-40, which I also use regularly. WD is great stuff, but FF lasts a lot longer when exposed directly to the weather, and it does appear to stop rust from getting worse, or new rust from forming. My trailer's hinge pins are still very slippery after almost 6 months of being out in the weather. The tailgate goes up and down much easier, and comes off the pins much easier too. I also like JD Superlube. It seems to work better for some applications than WD-40, and penetrates rusty/stuck hardware better.
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  9. weeze

    weeze Banned
    Messages: 17,196

    i had a masterlock on a building that was rusted up and the key would hardly turn and unlock it so i sprayed some wd-40 in the keyhole. 6 years later it still turns like butter after only spraying it one time.
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  10. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    While I'm here though... I don't really have time to look it up, but from what I understand WD40 is a "Penetration oil" and the Fluid Film stuff is a lubricating oil. They both function a little differently. I know this just from gun care. You can get a little rust off of a gun with WD40 but you have to oil afterwards to actually seal the metal from moisture. You can't just use WD40 as a gun lube. I know some people do but they probably keep their guns in good atmospheric conditions and coat them every time their used. Which is ok.. just not optimum. that's all i got, look into it further if you want

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