USAGE

Why would you use it?

CORROSION

Prevents and arrests rust and oxidation on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

LUBRICANT

Any area where a high quality lubricant is necessary, e.g. hinges, locks, nuts and bolts, shafts, tools, chains etc.

PENETRANT

High quality penetrant for seized nuts, bolts, threads, locks, cables etc. – simply apply, leave for a few minutes, then release seized items.

UNDER WATER

Displaces water on contact and can be applied underwater or float coated.

FOOD GRADE APPROVED

Food grade approved in Canada and FDA approved in the USA as non-hazardous and non-toxic.

SAFETY

Environmentally friendly.  Highest Flash Point of 207 degrees Celsius.  No solvents, so safe to user.

DOMESTIC

Use Fluid Film® around the home, garage and garden

AUTOMOTIVE

Battery terminals, brake cables, aluminium housings, chrome, dashboards and vinyl upholstery, detailing engine, distributor caps, inhibits insects sticking to paintwork / bumpers / grill, inside door panels, wheel studs / nuts, inside wheel wells, electrics, underbody protection, rims to prevent brake dust pitting, hinges, sliding doors and more.

BOATING

FLUID FILM is suitable for both salt and fresh water, and is also suitable for environmentally friendly anti-fouling. For outboard engine protection (including interior housing), jet skis and wet bikes, gears, guides, hinges, levers, locks, nuts & bolts, pulleys, rollers, slides, stanchions, steering, blocks, tackle boxes, fishing equipment and more (see heavy marine).

HOUSEHOLD

FLUID FILM is a must have in ever household, especially for households near the sea where corrosion is a problem. It is ideal for tools, hinges, locks, sliding doors, metal components, balustrades, wire ropes, nuts and bolts, wooden door frames and much more.  It can be used on all cars, bikes, bicycles, ATV’s, quads, boats, jetski’s and wetbikes, bakkies, camping equipment, sporting goods (all shown in their own categories).

FIREARMS

FLUID FILM can be used in ALL areas on ALL firearms, including magazines. It will not affect bluing, can be used on leather straps, wooden butts, inside barrels to remove dirt and rust, on slides, inside and outside of all firearms, from small automatics and revolvers to military weapons. If applied inside holsters, it will make drawing easier and protect the weapon when inside. FLUID FILM is used by SAPS in their armoury in the Western Cape. Available from most gun shops in the W.Cape, and certain stores in Welkom, Bloemfontein, Tshwane and Gauteng.

MOTORBIKES

FLUID FILM is perfect for all motorcycles (from sport bikes, to superbikes, dirt bikes and cruisers), ATV’s and quad bikes. Ideal for chains, plastics, detailing, rims, spokes, swingarms, triple clamps, inside locks, satin finish exhausts etc.).  It will prevent brake dust sticking to rims and spokes, so will need to be wiped, not actually cleaned with solvents.  DO NOT get onto discs, as it is an excellent lubricant and will SEVERELY affect braking.  On dirt bikes it will prevent mud from clinging, so can be easily hosed off, and chains and sprockets will fling mud off.

LAWN & GARDEN

FLUID FILM penetrates to the base metal, providing a lasting, protective barrier from the corrosive effects of salts, calcium and sodium chloride, pesticides and fertilizers, offering an easy “no drip” application, keeping lawnmower blades sharper for longer and helps prevent clogging of underside of decks. Also for weed eaters, garden shears, clippers etc. FLUID FILM will not harm plants, is non-toxic and non-hazardous, will not burn greenery, is food grade so can be used where edible plants are being grown, is environmentally friendly and will prevent moisture damage or corrosion on all equipment.

BICYCLES

FLUID FILM is useful on all bicycle parts for both road bikes and mountain bikes. Gear clusters, pedals, chains, frame protection, spokes (do not get onto discs, as it lubricates too well). If applied prior to riding, mud will not stick to rotating parts and will wash off treated parts easily.  FLUID FILM does not attract dust as it contains no VOC’s (solvents), so does not gel, allowing dust to turn to (grinding) paste.

TOOLS

FLUID  FILM is ideal for all tools to protect against corrosion.  Treats rusted tools, especially hinged tools, where it will loosen tight or sticky hinges.  Spray into pneumatic tools to lubricate (the performance difference, increased torque and sound reduction will be noticeable).  Especially useful for tools used in a wet or salty environment.

RECREATION

FLUID FILM is perfect for ATV’s, quads, sporting equipment, bicycles (road bikes, mountain bikes and BMX’s), boats, trailers, camping equipment, motorcycles (both road and dirt bikes), exercise equipment including treadmills, fishing reels and related kit, golf clubs (shafts and heads), leather (hiking boots, saddles, harnesses, belts, kitbags etc.), guns, spearguns, diving equipment, knives, jetskis, wetbikes, skateboards and more.

INDUSTRIAL

FLUID FILM® covers a range of industries listed below.

AVIATION

FLUID FILM is used by Sikorsky and Boeing, and can be used in multiple applications, including underwing nuts and bolts, bilge area, cabin and cockpit seat tracks, cable pressure seal lubrication, cable pulleys, cargo door tracks and rollers, cable turn barrels, cowlings, fairings, dry bay, electrical connections, flight control bell crank lubrication, free Up Adjusters and lubricate same in Flight Control Assemblies, Fuel bay cells, Refuel compartments, Helicopter outer interior bays (Liquid A and NAS/AS), hinges and guide pins, horizontal stabilizer, hydraulic fittings and unions, landing gear doors, stabilizer vertical rods, main and nose landing gear wheel wells, pylons and more. Specifications were written by the U.S. Navy/Army/Marine Corps, Sundstrand Aerospace, Boeing North America, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Guard, Sikorsky Helicopter and Delta airlines for the use of FLUID FILM in a variety of applications. The U.S. Air Force, in accordance with Mil-C-16173-E Grade 2, conducted testing on FLUID FILM. FLUID FILM exceeded all performance requirements.

INDUSTRIAL

Air tools, battery connections, chains, conveyor belt rollers, cranes, door guides and mechanisms, hinges, drain pans, drill bits, chucks and presses, exposed gears and machined surfaces (ideal for injection mould preservation), hydraulic cylinders, internal pump preservative, wire rope preservation, mould releasing agent, nuts, bolts and studs, pin locks, pipe threads, pneumatic tools and equipment, sliding parts, swivels, metal equipment in corrosive environment, storage of spares, saws, tools, threads, valves and valve stems, prevents bi-metallic corrosion, cutting lubricant (exceptional on aluminium and other non-ferrous metals) and more.

MARINE

FLUID FILM requires less surface preparation and covers in a single coat, offering ease of application and less labor costs. FLUID FILM is a non-toxic, non-irritating, non-flammable coating that remains in a permanently soft gel state compensating for heat expansion and as it will not dry or crack like traditional hard-coatings, provides excellent, long-term protection for a fraction of the cost. Penetrating existing rust, FLUID FILM adheres to any surface and absorbs into metal pores, sealing out corrosion and spreading to remain flexible, self-healing and highly resistant to salt-water. FLUID FILM is also suitable for environmentally friendly anti-fouling. Suitable for float coating inside voids, anchor chains, bilge area, lockers, windlasses, inside rudders, undersea equipment, hatch covers, cranes, hoists, rails, watertight door dogs, sponsons, stabilizers, locks and hinges, hawsers, hatch coamings, grey water tanks, offshore platform machines and tools, mast fittings, on-deck vehicles and cargo, probe fittings, container guides, helical rods, elevator guide rails, couplings, open gears, screw threads, cables and electrical connectors and more. FLUID FILM is used internationally by drilling rigs, large shipping companies, Navies as well as commercial fishing vessels, both at sea and in the processing plants.

ENGINEERING

FLUID FILM can be used on all engineering equipment, from lathes, routers and milling machines (beds, tooling, gears etc.) to the material that is being machined, as it works as a cutting fluid. It is ideal for the storage of materials, is a lubricant, penetrant, rust arrester, rust preventer and chemical barrier. FLUID FILM is perfect for the long term storage of injection mould dies and for transport of finished materials. With it’s exceptional anti-oxidising properties, it will prevent copper, brass and aluminium from going dull.

AGRICULTURE

Applicators & Transfer Pumps handling Liquid Fertilizer, for use on augers, balers, blades and cutters, chains, combine harvesters, cables, conveyors, hedge trimmers, clippers, shears, lawnmowers (blades and decks), chainsaws, spreaders and more, keeping blades sharp and preventing build up of plant matter.  FLUID FILM is food grade approved in Canada, is regarded non-hazardous and non-toxic by the FDA in the USA, is used by John Deere and appears in their parts catalogue.

TRUCKING

Battery terminals, brake cables, aluminium housings, chrome, dashboards and vinyl upholstery, detailing engine, distributor caps, inhibits insects sticking to paintwork / bumpers / grill, inside door panels, wheel studs / nuts, inside wheel wells, electrics, underbody protection, rims to prevent brake dust pitting, hinges, sliding doors, tie down mechanisms, couplings, hydraulic threads and housings and more.

MINING

FLUID FILM is perfect for all areas in mining.  It can be used on air tools, battery connections, chains, conveyor belt rollers, cranes and lifts, door guides and mechanisms, hinges, drain pans, drill bits, chucks and presses, exposed gears and machined surfaces, hydraulic cylinders, internal pump preservative, wire rope preservation, mould releasing agent, nuts, bolts and studs, pin locks, pipe threads, pneumatic tools and equipment, sliding parts, swivels, metal equipment in corrosive environment, storage of spares, saws, tools, threads, valves and valve stems, prevents bi-metallic corrosion, cutting lubricant (exceptional on aluminium and other non-ferrous metals) and more.  With NO SOLVENTS and a flash point of 207 degrees C, it is safer to the worker and can be safely used in enclosed areas.  It is food grade approved in Canada.

OIL RIGS

FLUID FILM requires less surface preparation and covers in a single coat, offering ease of application and less labor costs. FLUID FILM is a non-toxic, non-irritating, non-flammable coating that remains in a permanently soft gel state compensating for heat expansion and as it will not dry or crack like traditional hard-coatings, provides excellent, long-term protection for a fraction of the cost. Penetrating existing rust, FLUID FILM adheres to any surface and absorbs into metal pores, sealing out corrosion and spreading to remain flexible, self-healing and highly resistant to salt-water. FLUID FILM is also suitable for environmentally friendly anti-fouling. Suitable for float coating inside voids, anchor chains, bilge area, lockers, windlasses, undersea equipment, hatch covers, cranes, hoists, rails, watertight door dogs, sponsons, stabilizers, locks and hinges, hawsers, hatch coamings, grey water tanks, offshore platform machines and tools, mast fittings, on-deck vehicles and cargo, probe fittings, container guides, helical rods, elevator guide rails, couplings, open gears, screw threads, cables and electrical connectors and more. FLUID FILM is used internationally by drilling rigs.

WINTER EQUIPMENT

South Africa is not as prone to snow and ice as the overseas markets, but FLUID FILM does not have a measured freezing point, and is used in the Antarctic for equipment to prevent seizing of components. It can be applied in any weather and at the lowest of temperatures that will ever be encountered in everyday life.  If smeared on the inside of areas that icing occurs, it will prevent the ice sticking to the surface, removing the need to defrost.  Similarly, it can be used on the threads of fittings where icing occurs.

USERS

As specified and used by the top industries

Fluid Film Approved Logos

FLUID FILM is specified by the U.S. Navy/Army/Airforce/Marines/Coast Guard and National Guard, Sundstrand Aerospace, Boeing North America, Sikorsky Helicopters and Delta Airlines, and John Deere amongst others. In South Africa it is used by Transnet, Armscor, DCD Marine, Southey Engineering (maintain vessels for the S.A. Navy), SAPS and others.

FLUID FILM is Military specified Mil-C-16173-E Grade 2, conducted testing on FLUID FILM, where it exceeded all performance requirements.

FLUID FILM is FDA food grade approved in Canada, and FDA approved as non-hazardous in the U.S.A.

Fluid Film is FDA Approved

ISO TEST FOR CORROSION

ASTM B-117 Test Explained

METHOD EXPLAINED

A piece of cold rolled steel is coated with product and then hung for 24 hours to allow excess to drip off. It is then placed in a corrosion chamber with a 5% salt fog to accelerate corrosion, at a temperature of 37.77°C (100°F) until it corrodes.

Fluid Film Comparative Corrosion Test

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RESULTS EXPLAINED

Fluid Film provides as good or better protection after 52 days than other products do after 7 days. Fluid Film dramatically outperforms the opposition, has excellent adhesion to materials and does not drip off easily, allowing materials to remain impregnated for longer. With each application, Fluid Film “penetrates” the metal surface more, thus performing better with each subsequent application.

USABLE PRODUCT COMPARISON

Fluid Film Percentage Usable Product Graph

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USABLE PRODUCT EXPLAINED

Fluid Film contains NO solvents whatsoever, thus with the exception of propellant, everything in the can is USABLE product (better value for money). It is safer to use from a Health and safety aspect (people using in enclosed spaces) as well as being less harmful to the environment. All other products contain VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), or SOLVENTS. The result is that you get less product than what you pay for.

FLASH POINT EXPLAINED

The automatic Pensky-Martens closed cup tester measures the flash point at the lowest temperature at which the application of an ignition source causes the vapors of a sample to ignite. With a flash point of 207°C (405°F), Fluid Film once again proves its safety to users.

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MORE PRODUCTS

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One Gallon

FLUID FILM in an easy to handle one gallon can. Long term protection. Economical. Apply by brush, roller or pressurized spray. 1 gal, 4/CT.

5 Gallon Pail

FLUID FILM in a 5 gallon pail for larger application. The number one choice for equipment being stored or shipped. Apply by brush, roller or pressurized spray.

55 Gallon Drum

FLUID FILM in the 55 gallon drum delivers the ultimate value in bulk packaging. Over 11,000 square feet of coverage. Apply by brush, roller, or pressurized spray.

Liquid A

Can be applied under ambient conditions by airless spray, roller, brush, dip, slush, floatation. When storing Liquid A for dip application, material must be kept free of moisture and water. Ideal product for float coating (pour into void, add water to make Liquid A float upwards, coating surface, drain water and surface remains coated).

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BW, BN and BEW Gel

Fluid Film BW (white) and BN (natural) is an anti-corrosive coating for all metals. Fluid Film BW protects against attack by moisture, salt solutions and atmospheres in marine, agriculture and industrial environments. Fluid Film BW applications are for surfaces requiring protection from corrosion for extended periods (up to 10 years).

GEL BW MSDS

Fluid Film BW is not recommended for extended exposure to bright sunlight. For these applications use Fluid Film® GEL BEW.

GEL BEW MSDS

LIQUID AR

Fluid Film Liquid AR is used in heavy marine and general industry, like refineries, salt plants, power plants etc., particularly for ballast tanks and voids, chains, hoists, wire rope, winches, turnbuckles, conveyors, bearings, augers, drills, valves, linkages, scales, joints and zert fittings.
Fluid Film Liquid AR Preserves parts in storage and during shipment. Fluid Film Liquid AR is used in the long term maintenance of aircraft, heavy equipment, and automobiles.

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WRO-EP

Fluid Film WRO-EP is recommended for the general maintenance of wire rope. It provides corrosion protection and lubrication for standing and running rigging, draglines and bridge cable. The high tackiness of WRO-EP minimizes throw-off on higher speed running rigging and provides higher resistance to water abrasion and washout when used in tidal areas.

Extreme pressure properties provide excellent lubrication for both wire rope and open gear applications. Rusty wire rope and cable should be first treated with Fluid Film® Liquid A or Liquid AR, to attain maximum penetration.

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