Any local fluid film applier?

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Hello,

would you happen to know any local fluid film appliers? Initially thought to have krown product applied from a shop in York, PA but somehow felt FF would be ideal for my 2000 which do have surface rust on it already.

Intro- New into this group, bought a '00 LX from a mud member here last month, stays and work in Fairfax
 
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Thanks for the link, no reviews out there for FF application/Rust control that I could find. Will reach out to them and see what they say
 
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Yeah, the reviews are primarily for the detailing work. Hopefully their service quality extends to their undercarriage protection service. I don't think undercarriage protection is very popular in the mid-Atlantic. I never considered it before my recent LC purchase.
 
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Go back to page 2 or 3 in here and you will find info about this. "Automotive Protection Services in Fairfax a few days ago for their undercoating treatment". Not sure if this is fluid film, or a completely different form of under coating. Hope that is helpful.
 

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I was just thinking about this yesterday. Has anyone applied it themselves? Can it roll on or does it get sprayed? I hear it doesn’t smell good. Wonder if it’s a bad idea to use inside doors and quarter panels?
 

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I just saw you can just buy spray cans of it. I'm ordering a 3 pack on Amazon and will report back
 

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You can also buy it non-aerosol and they sell application wands to get inside the frame rails.
 

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You can also buy it non-aerosol and they sell application wands to get inside the frame rails.

I saw that too... But my cart was getting a bit filled up. 3 cans for $32 bucks. If I need another one I can always get some more.

If I buy a ton of it, I'll just start spraying everything with it!
 
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I think I recall that you need to avoid rubber bits when you apply the using the aerosol cans - might want to check.
I just did both my FJ62 and 2018 4Runner this fall for the first time. I bought a gallon and their sprayer to apply. Probably used 2/3 of the gallon. The smell as you apply is actually pretty pleasant. It’s afterwards that it develops a musty odor. On the 62, I sprayed in the doors, and it smelled in the cab pretty bad. 4Runner only got the undercarriage, and no smell inside.

Using the sprayer, the product aerosolized really well - so well that my garage was fully fogged and got a very light coating all over. If that bothers you, plan to spray outside.

Overall I’m really pleased. I had the 62 out in snow/salt the other day and when I rinsed her down afterward, I could see the water just bead right up off the frame.
 

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FWIW, I have been using Fluid Film since I got my LX450 in Phoenix. I had a case of cans sent to the seller and blasted the entire underside in a hotel parking lot.
After that, I have been doing yearly treatments with a spray gun in my driveway. I hit everything from tip to tail. I have the spray can extension to get inside the frame rails and body panels.

It does smell after you apply it, and the smell will linger for a few days. It smells really bad when it burns off the exhaust, but that is short lived.

It is safe for just about any surface, it is non-toxic and environmentally safe.
 
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Getting to @OTRAMM next week for my 90k aka 200k service, once that's done will try wire brushing the underneath and will do FF (aerosal) and see.


Go back to page 2 or 3 in here and you will find info about this. "Automotive Protection Services in Fairfax a few days ago for their undercoating treatment". Not sure if this is fluid film, or a completely different form of under coating. Hope that is helpful.
Thanks, I checked with them, they were kind of expensive but the process is good and have nice reviews all over the place.
 

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Go back to page 2 or 3 in here and you will find info about this. "Automotive Protection Services in Fairfax a few days ago for their undercoating treatment". Not sure if this is fluid film, or a completely different form of under coating. Hope that is helpful.
I've had Automotive Protection Services undercoat and tint my Cruiser, they did a good job, and stand behind their work.

A few club members have seen my Cruiser, when my family made a drive by to Kilroy's on a meeting nite, this past summer. (I was stuck at work)

Rust Prevention | Mid-Atlantic | Automotive Protection Services
 
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I was considering going there. They have excellent reviews. After watching too many YouTube videos, I got cold feet. Some people have horror stories about undercoating. Do you have any after pictures? I'd love to see the underneath.

FluidFilm seemed like a good compromise. I haven't done anything yet, but I plan to in the next month or so. I'm still open to other forms of rust protection.
 
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