Q. What makes Fluid Film different from its competitors?
A. Where most products contain between seventy and ninety percent solvent, Fluid Film contains none except for its propellant, meaning long lasting lubrication and protection. With no solvent, Fluid Film won't evaporate or become sticky or gummy, allowing it to migrate to other areas for lubrication or protection. With its unique lanolin base, Fluid Film will actually embed itself in the pores of metal, resisting wash off and keeping moisture and oxygen from getting to the base metal. Containing no solvent content, Fluid Film lends itself to numerous applications where the comparative solvent-based products would not even be considered
Q. What effect does Fluid Film have on the environment?
A. Fluid Film is classified as a non-toxic and non-hazardous liquid and contains less than one percent VOC content. Lower VOC content helps eliminate the use of ozone-depleting chemicals in the atmosphere. Fluid Film contains no solvents, phenols, heavy metals, arsenic, pcb's, pc's, tcdd's or other dioxin related substances. It is manufactured using an all natural lanolin base.
Q. Will Fluid Film harm paint?
A. Not at all. Fluid Film can be applied directly to paint without harming it.
Q. Will Fluid Film harm rubber or plastic?
A. It has no adverse effect on plastic or synthetic rubber, but it may cause some swelling on natural rubber.
Q. Can I paint over Fluid Film?
A. Because Fluid Film leaves a wet, non-drying film and embeds itself in the pores of the metal, any surface treated with Fluid Film should be wiped down with a good biodegradable cleaner before painting.
Q. Is Fluid Film an effective rust remover?
A. No, Fluid Film is not formulated to remove rust. However, if applied over existing rust, it will stop it immediately from spreading further. Fluid Film will penetrate rust and rust scale to the base metal, loosening and easing in the removal process
Q. Will Fluid Film prevent existing rust from spreading?
A. Yes, Fluid Film will stop it immediately from spreading further.
Q. Can I apply Fluid Film on my battery terminals to prevent corrosion?
A. Yes, it's an excellent way to prevent corrosion on battery terminals. Fluid Film is non-conductive, so you'll need to make your battery connections PRIOR to applying. The non-drying nature will provide long term protection.
Q. Will dirt build up on the surface after applying Fluid Film?
A. Because it remains wet, you'll see an initial light dusting, but because it doesn't have any solvents it won't become sticky and gum up or create a build-up of dirt.
Q. Is Fluid Film biodegradable?
A. No, it is not.
Q. Will Fluid Film harm electrical connections?
A. No. It is non-conductive, so be sure to establish all connections prior to application.
Q. Will it keep locks from freezing during the winter?
A. Yes, a light application is all that's needed to provide long term lubrication for lock assemblies, even in freezing temperatures.
Q. Can I use Fluid Film to condition my leather work boots?
A. You bet your boots you can! Fluid Film is an excellent conditioner for leather products and will not only soften but also weather proof your leather work boots.
Q. Does Fluid Film work on snow blowers, snowmobiles, shovels and other snow removal equipment?
A. Yes, it will prevent snow from sticking to the surface. Application may be required prior to each use.
Q. Will it work on motorcycle chains?
A. Fluid Film is an all purpose chain lube due to its non-solvent application. Spray Fluid Film directly on the chain, wiping off excess with a clean rag. Fluid Film will migrate into all areas, providing long-lasting lubrication and protection from rust. Great on bicycle chains as well.
Q. Can I use Fluid Film on guns and other firearms?
A. Yes. Apply Fluid Film to a clean dry rag, rubbing into metal surface as would be done with a polish or a wax. It will not leave fingerprints or negatively affect bluing. The lanolin base of Fluid Film will also act as a conditioner on the wood stock. Fluid Film will hold up in extreme conditions.
Q. Will Fluid Film dry out over time?
A. No, it will not dry out. Fluid Film is a lanolin based product containing no solvents. It will not evaporate or dry out. It will leave a wet, non-drying film, that will provide long term corrosion protection on all metals and superior lubrication for all moving parts
Q. Can Fluid Film prevent grass from sticking to my lawn mower?
A. We grass will stick to almost every surface. By applying Fluid Film to your mower it will protect against corrosion and although it won't prevent grass build up, it will make it easier to it.
Q. Does Fluid Film work on all types of metals?
A. Fluid Film will protect all metals from oxidation and atmospheric corrosion, including steel, stainless steel, copper, lead, tin and zinc. It will stop chrome and brass from pitting and aluminum and magnesium from oxidizing.
Q. My stainless steel has pitted areas that are corroding and cannot be passivated. Will Fluid Film help prevent additional corrosion?
A. Yes, it will protect those pitted areas that from corroding.
Q. If applied to trimming or cutting lawn devices, will it burn greenery?
A. No, it will not. It is safe to use in this application.
Q. Can I thin down Fluid Film and use it in a pump spray?
A. The first recommendation is to thoroughly mix the product. Fluid Film is thixotropic, and will get heavier upon sitting. Achieving room temperature with the product will help as well. If a thinner version is wanted, start by mixing a small amount of vegetable oil to the product until the desired consistency is reached. It is not recommended that Fluid Film be used in a pump type sprayer even after thinning. A paint sprayer is what is recommended for proper application.
Q. Can I use a pump type sprayer for applying Fluid Film from the 5 gallon container?
A. No. Fluid Film needs to be sprayed at 60-80 psi. We recommend standard airless paint spraying equipment for best results.
Q. What's the shelf life of Fluid Film?
A. The shelf life of Fluid Film is indefinite.
Q. Is Fluid Film suitable for high heat applications?
A. No. The flash point for Fluid Film is 200° C or 392° F. It will begin to smoke at 100° C or 212° F.