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Applying fluid film in my basement #4608924
12/20/17 03:02 AM
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Will it make a cloud and cover all my valuables with corrosion preventative? How much of a work space do I need to not get things greasy?
Sorry, first time applicator here...


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4608926
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Are you using spray cans or do you have a compressor? Any hints on how you got your vehicles in the basement?

Some more clues on 'what you are doing' will be handy.


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4608928
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I'd look at the solvents involved. I like Fluid Film, but I believe it's intended use is in a well ventilated / outdoor environment. Using it indoors will lead to a concentration of solvent vapors and odor.


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4608956
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What fluid film are you using? The small Areosol cans or one of the one gallon pails? What are you using to apply it and what are you applying it too?

For my application using the fluid film fun and wands, the product doesn't drip and for the most part it doesn't release a mist into the air.

You won't like the smell in your basement.


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: JC1] #4608961
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
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Are you using spray cans or do you have a compressor? Any hints on how you got your vehicles in the basement?

Some more clues on 'what you are doing' will be handy.


Heres a picture of my work space. I will be using a compressor.
Originally Posted By: JC1
What fluid film are you using? The small Areosol cans or one of the one gallon pails? What are you using to apply it and what are you applying it too?

For my application using the fluid film fun and wands, the product doesn't drip and for the most part it doesn't release a mist into the air.

You won't like the smell in your basement.

Ill have the basement door open to help with ventilation. Want to coat the truck first and foremost, then possibly the car. Ill prob throw a tarp over some of the belongings. I have a 8 gal compressor and the fluid film pro kit with 360 wand and extension


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: Rick in PA] #4608969
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Originally Posted By: Rick in PA
I'd look at the solvents involved. I like Fluid Film, but I believe it's intended use is in a well ventilated / outdoor environment. Using it indoors will lead to a concentration of solvent vapors and odor.

They say its non toxic, but what does that really mean...


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4608986
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Its like applying any other spray - there will be overspray and it will travel several feet.

But there is NO WAY I would apply it indoors. The lanolin makes it smell like sheep, and the smell was strong on my truck for days afterwards. Applied in an enclosed basement, it would be awful.

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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4608988
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Last year I applied fluid film using an 8 gallon compressor. It was doable but a pain. This year I used a 20 gallon and that was much better. With an 8 gallon, you will be constantly waiting to build pressure.

Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4609050
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Originally Posted By: pda1122
Will it make a cloud and cover all my valuables with corrosion preventative?


Yes, it will cover everything. I did my cars outside and I had to wash them afterwards because the overspray cloud gets on the body and glass. Fluid film will get on everything in a 20ft or so radius. I applied with a 10 gallon compressor and the Fluid Film "pro" gun. Worked like a charm and the compressor kept up very well. I sprayed at around 40 psi.

I like the smell myself, so I wouldn't mind a basement smelling like it instead of a typical basementy smell. grin


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4609066
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I can't stand the smell of the aerosol. It bothers me, and quick. I think I must have gassed myself the first time I used it or something.

I wouldn't use it indoors, as overspray is bound to go everywhere. I usually do it on grass, and put on a painters suit while at it.


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4609136
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I wouldnt do it for all the reasons above plus if your furnace is nearby that stuff will be going all throughout the house not to mention the flammability issue.


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4609156
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I don't use it at all anymore. For all the reasons above, and the soot and sand mess under the truck it creates. Working underneath your vehicles will be miserable, a messy sooty sand in your eyes nightmare. Gotta be super careful jacking the vehicles up, they gonna be slippery. Doesn't last very long in splash areas. Now i use a combination of cavity wax, rustoleum and corroseal rust converters, then some type of covering depending on location. its dry and clean under there. The cost is approx the same.


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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4609166
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Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: pda1122] #4609230
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Get a proper respirator if you do this.

Re: Applying fluid film in my basement [Re: Astro14] #4609244
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Originally Posted By: Astro14

But there is NO WAY I would apply it indoors. The lanolin makes it smell like sheep, and the smell was strong on my truck for days afterwards. Applied in an enclosed basement, it would be awful.


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