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Fluidfilm vs woolwax

I’m planning to get underneath my ‘15 next weekend and clean the frame, power wash, apply some type of undercoat. I was about to order fluid film on amazon, then saw a product called woolwax come up as well..

Anybody use this? Is it better then fluid film? They offer a kit with a spray gun that’s run by your compressor.

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The only thing I have used that works amazing, is Amsoil HD metal protector, sprays on and drys to a wax like film. I have done several vehicles and my 4wheelers, after 15years of my mud and other things the 4wheeler frame looks new still. Sorry no info on the other two products.


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I’m planning to get underneath my ‘15 next weekend and clean the frame, power wash, apply some type of undercoat. I was about to order fluid film on amazon, then saw a product called woolwax come up as well..

Anybody use this? Is it better then fluid film? They offer a kit with a spray gun that’s run by your compressor.
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With the way these things rust this talk should have its own sub thread.

I believe wool wax is just a thicker fluid film.

My approach to this kind of stuff is to clean and degrease everything. Take care of the rust you can see with some sort of paint (POR15), look everywhere... frame, suspension bits, bottom of cab/bed. If the paint needs a UV blocker apply that afterwards. Once that is dry, now it’s time for your Fluid Film or like product. FF stays wet and seeps everywhere, so painting anything afterwards is gonna be a PITA.

Get FF everywhere!! In the frame, in the wheel wells(above the liners), in the doors, in the cab breathers, every hole in the chassis....EVERYWHERE. Remember, these thing rust from the inside out.

You’ll have to keep up with FF, at the least, annually before winter.

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The only thing I have used that works amazing, is Amsoil HD metal protector, sprays on and drys to a wax like film. I have done several vehicles and my 4wheelers, after 15years of my mud and other things the 4wheeler frame looks new still. Sorry no info on the other two products.


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I’m planning to get underneath my ‘15 next weekend and clean the frame, power wash, apply some type of undercoat. I was about to order fluid film on amazon, then saw a product called woolwax come up as well..

Anybody use this? Is it better then fluid film? They offer a kit with a spray gun that’s run by your compressor.
I love MP. I usually add it after I paint the POR and before the Corrosion Free. It dries so it doesn’t creep as well as FF and Corrosion Free.

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If you're gonna do all that, I'd clean and spray paint whatever is, should be or used to be painted black.
Save the fluid film for next fall, before winter hits, IMO.

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Sound reasoning with the cleaning/painting.

I'll add that anti rust spray does best when sprayed in the height of summer, as the heat helps it fog into uneven surfaces & crevices well before the cooler weather arrives.

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Fluid film and woolwax are made by the same company. Woolwax is just a but more heavy duty and doesn't small like bigfoots undercarriage. I've used fluid film for 4 years. Love it. Just used the amsoil mphd on our jeep. For high wear areas I like it. It wont run off like fluid film can. Well to an extent. I like how fluid film soaks into the metal. Inside frame rails, doors and rockers I will continue with fluid film as it creeps. But axles and frame rails i will use amsoil. Best of both worlds.
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The only thing I have used that works amazing, is Amsoil HD metal protector, sprays on and drys to a wax like film. I have done several vehicles and my 4wheelers, after 15years of my mud and other things the 4wheeler frame looks new still. Sorry no info on the other two products.
LPS 3 is very similar and does a great job of protecting from rust. It's the only thing I use on my salt truck. It won't wash off like Fluid Film.

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I've used all sorts over the years and have found the amsoil metal protect HD to work the best for me.

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Woolwax has the same creeping & migration qualities as Fluid Film. However Woolwax is much more resistant to wash-off and provides protection for a much longer period of time. Also, Woolwax has no smell.
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I used Fluid Film for several years. Iíve switched to N.H. Oil Undercoating.
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I've always used Fluid Film but plan to try Wool Wax this time.

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