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#4579158 - 11/19/17 04:00 PM Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts?
Kabanstva Offline


Registered: 01/02/17
Posts: 14
Loc: Illinois
On the Fluid Film website, it says Fluid Film may cause swelling on "natural rubber".

I don't know what that means. I also don't know what kind of rubber is used on your typical Toyota vehicle on rubber mounts,bushings,boots, etc.

Has anyone had any issues with Fluid film damaging these areas of the undercarriage on a vehicle?

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#4579171 - 11/19/17 04:13 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
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I have always used Wurth HHS spray with outstanding results.
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#4579195 - 11/19/17 04:27 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
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Try CarWell instead.
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#4579220 - 11/19/17 04:40 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
Kabanstva Offline


Registered: 01/02/17
Posts: 14
Loc: Illinois
Please respond if you have experience with Fluid Film.

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#4579242 - 11/19/17 04:59 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
doitmyself Offline


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Loc: MI
Sorry, no experience myself. Their website leaves one wondering.

At the last 20 seconds of this following video, this guy claims he got about 15% swelling after 2 years use. Hope this helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4npPOrVtjyc

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#4579291 - 11/19/17 05:47 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
JC1 Offline


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I haven't experienced any swelling with fluid film. I've been using it for the past three years.
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#4579368 - 11/19/17 06:50 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
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No problems so far on 3 vehicles over 5 years of use
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#4579382 - 11/19/17 07:00 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: DallasTexas]
leje0306 Offline


Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 59
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: DallasTexas
I have always used Wurth HHS spray with outstanding results.


Did you completely ignore the original post, or do you just not understand it?

I accidentally get fluid film on this components and have not had issues. Perhaps they are a synthetic rubber?


Edited by leje0306 (11/19/17 07:01 PM)

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#4579415 - 11/19/17 07:30 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32635
Loc: ME
Used it on "todays" (well, 15 years old) "rubber" without problems. I just hit stuff once a year in the fall, and don't deliberately aim for bushings... b/c FF's expensive. laugh

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#4580799 - 11/21/17 08:26 AM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: emmett442]
penguin Offline


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 20
Loc: Idaho, USA
I use a front end loader for snow removal. I spray it every fall with Fluid Film. The fluid film has softened the rubber and made wrinkly the rubber strips used as cushioning and seals around the battery boxes. I still use the fluid film though. I can easily replace the press-on rubber molding if need be. I would advise to avoid spraying it onto rubber.

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#4582332 - 11/22/17 08:04 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
A310 Offline


Registered: 04/16/15
Posts: 331
Loc: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Originally Posted By: Kabanstva
On the Fluid Film website, it says Fluid Film may cause swelling on "natural rubber".

I don't know what that means. I also don't know what kind of rubber is used on your typical Toyota vehicle on rubber mounts,bushings,boots, etc.

Has anyone had any issues with Fluid film damaging these areas of the undercarriage on a vehicle?


I sprayed my neighbors car and got Fluid Film on his lower door seals. This caused them to swell up and I ended up having to replace them. All the other rubber on the car was fine and shows no sign of swelling. Just my findings.:)

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#4583682 - 11/24/17 01:08 PM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: A310]
Kabanstva Offline


Registered: 01/02/17
Posts: 14
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: A310
Originally Posted By: Kabanstva
On the Fluid Film website, it says Fluid Film may cause swelling on "natural rubber".

I don't know what that means. I also don't know what kind of rubber is used on your typical Toyota vehicle on rubber mounts,bushings,boots, etc.

Has anyone had any issues with Fluid film damaging these areas of the undercarriage on a vehicle?


I sprayed my neighbors car and got Fluid Film on his lower door seals. This caused them to swell up and I ended up having to replace them. All the other rubber on the car was fine and shows no sign of swelling. Just my findings.:)


I emailed FF and they said hte same thing. To just watch out for weatherstripping, but everything else underneath and in the engine bay should be fine.

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#4612690 - 12/24/17 05:16 AM Re: Fluid Film safe on rubber bushings,boots,mounts? [Re: Kabanstva]
xtell Offline


Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 520
Loc: ohio
I use it on my plow trucks. Never had an issue with any rubber going soft. When I spread it around, I invariably get it on radiator hoses, rubber suspension bushings,etc. Never a problem. Someone also mentioned on another post from last year if Fluid Film harmed paint, no issues with paint on my trucks either.

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