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In this video I show the process I use to "rust proof" a vehicle using Fluid Film. It is a pretty fantastic product in my opinion. A must do in the rust belt.
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99 thoughts on “Fluid filming a whole vehicle start to finish”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars supersaiyenunlimit2 says:

    Hey Eric! In the case of applying the Fluid Film, how long does the protection usually last for during the Winter? I told its able to hold up until Spring, and from there its just maintenance upkeep of going under and respraying sections where it may have come off? What type of face mask/filter combo would work best?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Puopolo says:

    Hey Eric O. what about the floor in your shop after spraying fluid film, how do you keep it from getting slippery to walk on after the fact?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars v860rich says:

    Around the Midwest there as a co
    called Z Bart that would do this style of rust inhibitor, But they did drill holes wherever they wanted their fluid to go.
    I have an 89 Chevy crew cab dually p/up that was done when new, and just now show a couple of rust spot in the rockers.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rusty Zipper says:

    I can’t imagine living in a state where people don’t have to do this but here in Upstate NY you get 5 years from a vehicle before it rusts through

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William says:

    Pro tip: go ahead and buy the 5 gallon bucket if you can store it and use it for a couple years. The price of the gallon cans seems to go up every year.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond says:

    I have a 68 Oldsmobile that I use as a daily here in Michigan, I've done this every year for the past 9 years of owning it and the underbody looks like its frozen in time 😁 just an fyi because you didnt show it in the video youll also want to get the inside of the front fenders just behind the front wheels, typically you'll see alot of leaves and other junk build up in there and youll need to blast it out with a compressor.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry S says:

    I couldn’t tell if you were using the black fluid film or the the regular clear underneath. I’ve been using fluid film on my mint 2000 4Runner ever since you recommended it several years ago. I live in rust city too here in the Northeast. Keep up the great work!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed says:

    i spray under my car with this stuff and it smells terrible for weeks. wont it smell really bad inside the whole car when you spray inside the body/panels?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Miller says:

    So, is business slow ?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Raucina says:

    Fliud film is the dregs from making vitamin d and processing lanolin in sheep skins. The smell is terrible, reminds me of a bad day slaughtering and butchering sheep.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Raucina says:

    If I was foolish enough to live in the salt zone again, I would have 6 sprinklers in my garage floor and blast the undercarriage every time it came home from the snow.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mac 1911 says:

    What do you charge for that

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike S says:

    I use Woolwax. Same stuff but thicker. Didn't help my PT cruiser but my jeep liberty is hanging in there.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alesky Finis says:

    Like videos good morning

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    Vehicle could use a new set of tires too!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shakey says:

    I hope to never live some place where “Fluid Filming” a car is a thing. Ha!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DIG 5050 says:

    Where is Mrs O to tell you that “you missed a spot”? You needed a hazmat suit on when you were under the vehicle. At least you won’t rust or squeak for a year! 😎

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 3069mark says:

    When I bought my GMC truck brand new in '93 I had the dealer take it to a shop in town that rust-proofed it using a product called "Steel Seal". The truck spent the first 12 years of it's life in Iowa where they salt the roads and streets in winter. Then I moved to Arkansas in 2005 where they do not salt the roads. Now, almost 30 years later, there are some areas along the rocker panels and lower edges of the body that are showing some rust thru, but overall the truck still looks good. However the brakes lines rusted thru the first year down here from the salt from when the truck was in Iowa and I had to have the brake lines replaced. The factory should apply a seal of some kind to every vehicle right on the paint line for vehicles destined for a rust belt state.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jaydotseedot says:

    What spray gun were you using for the rockers and under hood with the attachments? I have the woolwax pro gun but I like the 90* attachment you had for the engine compartment.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PowerStroke Tech Talk w/ARod says:

    Man, gotta love our rusty areas

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Krankie V says:

    Just ordered some professional spray equipment from Lemmer in Alberta, Canada. It's fairly expensive but I figured it will pay for itself by spraying 20 vehicles. It's got a pump which attaches right on top of the pail of material and long hoses which connect to the gun which has interchangeable wands. Making sure you can get it in all the little crevices is definitely the most important part. Sometimes, people think they can do it with the aerosol cans, however it's just not that effective at getting inside the panels.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Chidester says:

    Back in the day, 70s and 80s cars with the Rusty Jones sticker on them (in the Milwaukee area) were the most rusty vehicles around.
    I'm sure fluid film is far advanced then whatever they used.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ford nut says:

    FF good stuff but its got a smell all of its own.😆

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars edriquez57 says:

    Why wouldn’t you clean the car a little, before getting it worked on .

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Siska says:

    Question for you Eric would it be better to use a paintable rust preventative like chassis saver on your cross members and frame rails and hardpoints. I do like the spray on fluid film idea but on your heart stuff sort of like the chassis saver idea

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Quest Rader says:

    what a mess. That fluid film is going to be on everything in the shop. This is a job you do outside

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bart Sarton says:

    Free-tip Friday for ya; wrap a piece of coloured tape around the wand about 8 inches from the end. That way as you're pulling the wand out of whatever crevice you're in, you know you're getting close to the end when you see the tape.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nservice says:

    Are your lungs rust proof after this as well?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Old Time Farm Boy says:

    Two rules that apply everywhere.

    1. If it is suppose to move but does not, WD-40 it.
    2. If it is not suppose to move but does, duck tape it.

    And a third rule for the rust belt.

    3. If it has a hole, douche it with fluid film.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars threeputtpar says:

    A full vid on Fluid Film and no sheep sound effects? How could you?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tracycolorado says:

    Have to be innovative and drum up new business . Better than breaking your knuckles

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BKP83 says:

    You're not too far from me. How much to do my 96 camry? I got it from my grandmother when she passed and absolutely don't want it to rot away. It's a southern car with zero rust.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LadyAnuB says:

    If you DIY Fluid Film your vehicle and end up as greasy as good fried chicken, consider it a good day 😀

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AcidDeathRitual says:

    Typical Eric O under cutting the competition of Omni Corp Intl; taking Ferraris out of the mouths of hard working anti repair board members. Absolute scumbag as usual.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 426 HEMI says:

    I am soooo happy I live where cars do not rust 🙏

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alfred Schories says:

    Don't know about now but back in the 80des some setbelts was in door post and had to b careful of the I found out the hard way

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Barber says:

    Excellent transition 👍

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Barber says:

    Good thing she leaks oil because that has preserved some of it 🤣🤣🤣

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Barber says:

    Cars should be fluid filmed from the factory!