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Old 05-26-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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This may come under the 'who didn't know that?' department, but in case you haven't come across this product, it is highly recommended. *It is basically lanolin in a can, and sprayed on anything metallic, it will prevent corrosion or rust for a very long time. *If the piece is under cover, it will do the job indefinitely. *Someone else has already noted Petro Tape, which is wax impregnated cloth and it is also a great product, but where it isn't practical to wrap the particular item you are trying to protect, you can spray it down with Fluid Film. *For example, black steel bolts on the engine mounts, the underdeck components of the windlass, etc.

The only disadvantage is that it creates a lanolin film, so you don't want to use it on components that you have to come into contact with.

http://www.fluid-film.com/

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Old 05-27-2011, 04:06 AM   #2
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I bought 2 more cans last week. Love this stuff! Starter terminals, motor mount bolts, etc.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:09 AM   #3
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Lanolin has been the sailors friend since turnbuckles replaced dead eyes.

It does wash off , so some sort of wrap is a good idea on surfaces exposed to rain or immersion.
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RE: Fluid Film

Started using the Fluid Film about 5 years ago. The snow removal guys were using it on their salt spreaders.
Yep - It works.
Yep - I would recommend it to a friend.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:35 AM   #5
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RE: Fluid Film

Great stuff, I had never heard of it till about 5 years ago a phone or electicity co. guy had to do a little digging in the yard, his tools, shovels etc. looked like new I asked what he used on them he told me about Fluid Film. I couldn't find any around here till the J. Deere dealer started carrying it.
Being Lanolin I'm thinking it won't hurt rubber or vinyl, is that so?
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Great stuff, I had never heard of it till about 5 years ago a phone or electicity co. guy had to do a little digging in the yard, his tools, shovels etc. looked like new I asked what he used on them he told me about Fluid Film. I couldn't find any around here till the J. Deere dealer started carrying it.
Being Lanolin I'm thinking it won't hurt rubber or vinyl, is that so?
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*That is my understanding. *Pretty much the mildest stuff going, but it still sticks around and does the job.
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