Recent Topics
do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT?
by HondaBroMike
03/20/18 04:23 PM
Kendall GT-1 5W-30 FS D1G2 NOACK?
by dailydriver
03/20/18 04:17 PM
Phillips 66 Shield Choice
by JPP
03/20/18 04:01 PM
Thoughts on the STP Extended Life Oil Filters?
by johnnyz73
03/20/18 03:47 PM
200,000 miles extended warranty from Kia and Hyund
by 2008wrx
03/20/18 03:12 PM
Pour Point of Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40
by njohnson
03/20/18 02:54 PM
USS Juneau discovered.
by PimTac
03/20/18 02:37 PM
For Those Who Can Drive a Manual...
by Speak2Mountain
03/20/18 01:32 PM
Power Washing Rims/Wheels?
by maverickfhs
03/20/18 01:21 PM
Interior, dash buttons graphics repair
by LeakySeals
03/20/18 01:06 PM
need help with phones
by Dylan1303
03/20/18 12:49 PM
Suggestions for motor oil for towing this summer
by Snagglefoot
03/20/18 12:47 PM
Different kind of chiro adjustment
by Blaze
03/20/18 12:33 PM
Infiniti dealer trying to sell me synthetic oil
by mbres2000
03/20/18 12:07 PM
cars spotted while cycling in Minnesota
by Number_35
03/20/18 12:00 PM
eBAY 15% off everything
by deven
03/20/18 11:46 AM
Richard Petty Museum visit
by gman2304
03/20/18 10:37 AM
Oil filter change ?
by mvent
03/20/18 09:08 AM
Lucas Magnum Synthetic 15w40 CJ-4
by CleverUserName
03/20/18 08:43 AM
Anyone seen a VOA for NAPA Proformer Synthetic?
by Snagglefoot
03/20/18 08:40 AM
Newest Members
rockyraj, Viking1313, Greengo, VooDoo_Pistons, TroubledGnom
64511 Registered Users
Who's Online
101 registered (28oz, Alfred_B, ammolab, 40w8, 46Harry, ardee, 12 invisible), 1828 Guests and 106 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64511 Members
68 Forums
280127 Topics
4676004 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4467645 - 07/23/17 02:01 AM Boeshield T9 vs. Fluid Film
nthach Online   content

Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3502
Loc: California
I just sprayed down the innards of a freshly installed roof rack with Boeshield T9 and I remembered that I told a friend I wanted to treat the more vulnerable parts of his car against road salt before ski season. While I did the T9 treatment to buy me time before I need to replace the crossbars, for some reason Yakima rusts faster than Thule I know that it's wax-based and Fluid Film is based off lanolin. I want to treat the existing corrosion first and then protect it. Does Fluid Film have an edge over T9 or it's all the same more or less?

#4467671 - 07/23/17 04:58 AM Re: Boeshield T9 vs. Fluid Film [Re: nthach]
SilverSnake Offline

Registered: 05/29/13
Posts: 536
Loc: Florida
Don't use either one. Go with S-100 Corrosion Protectant. Amazing stuff. Used it on my yacht engines and other metal parts for years. Not a spec of rust or corrosion even in the highly corrosive marine environment. I also use it on motorcycles, car/truck engine compartments, undercarriages, etc. Sprays on clear. You will be very happy. (or you can get it at any Harley-Davidson dealer)

Edited by SilverSnake (07/23/17 05:00 AM)
2016 Charger, 6.4L-485 HP (PUP 0W-40)
2017 BMW 330i, 2L-248 HP (BMW 0W-20)
2018 Jeep GC, 3.6L-295 HP (PUP 0W-20)
2008 20KW Generac (Amsoil 10W-30/30)

#4467674 - 07/23/17 05:21 AM Re: Boeshield T9 vs. Fluid Film [Re: nthach]
demarpaint Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29122
Loc: NY
I use this which Trav had suggested. It's not cheap it works very well and lasts. It also comes in spray bombs.
God Bless Our Troops

#4467756 - 07/23/17 08:07 AM Re: Boeshield T9 vs. Fluid Film [Re: nthach]
Donald Offline

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20124
Loc: Upstate NY
Boeshield and FF both are excellent products.

On the undercarriage of a car you want some designed for that harsh environment. It's gravel, dust, water, snow and ice, mud, salt and brine. Something that protects a piece of pipe from rusting in your backyard might not be good on a vehicle undercarriage.

But the roof rack is not the same as the vehicle undercarriage. See how Boeshield does.
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)

#4467837 - 07/23/17 09:46 AM Re: Boeshield T9 vs. Fluid Film [Re: nthach]
SumpChump Offline

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1960
Loc: Upper Midwest by the Lakes USA
Either would do very well used inside tubing. The T9 resista spray better in external uses imo. The fluid film "moves" better and flows way better in cold temps.

#4470933 - 07/26/17 11:55 AM Re: Boeshield T9 vs. Fluid Film [Re: nthach]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41218
Loc: New Jersey
Generally I prefer waxy coatings for locations inside of structures and where damage is less of a concern. Inside door skins, frame rails, etc.

I'm not opposed to waxy coatings on exterior surfaces, but I'm not a huge believer in their self healing ability after some time and flashoff. I'm a proponent of following up with an oily coat every so often regardless to help things reflow and cover other spots. The oil migrates into nooks and crannies too, which is where you really want it anyway, since major surfaces exposed usually wash and dry reasonably well.