I know a few people here have recommended a product for their beach cars to prevent rust on the undercarriage.
Is that product called FluidFilm?
Also is there anything else?
Having just moved to the beach, I picked up a used Xterra for the beach with only 60,000 miles. While this will not be my daily driver, I want it to last more than a few seasons on the beach. What is the best product to use?
I've driven on the beach for years but I now live at the beach full time so I know I need to do more than the simple wash after a fishing trip
I've been using Fluid Film for years, its great stuff. My neighbor works for the township and they have been using it on all their equipment, police cars, snow removing trucks for 40 years. My last three cars did not have a spot of rust on the underbody after 7 years. I've used it on boat trailers, snowblowers etc.... 5 years ago my buddy had three new AC units installed at his beach home in NJ. After the installation of the condenser units he sprayed them down with Fluid Film and has done so every two years. His neighbor bough 2 units a few weeks after he did and he did nothing to them. His rusted away in about 4 years, my buddies look like New! My 2008 Saab has zero rust on the frame or any other underside body panel. You can buy Fluid Film in spray cans to 5 gallons containers. Its pretty simple to spray on. I do my cars and equipment once every 2-3 years.
FYI......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.Click to follow link...
When the U.S. Navy needed to conquer the costs and delays of battling rust and corrosion in the ballast tanks of its thousands of combat and support vessels in World War II, an innovative West Coast chemist formulated a powerful weapon based on an unlikely ingredient: lanolin (wool wax).
The savings were immediate. The costs of chipping, sealing and painting were greatly reduced. The new film penetrated corrosion and rust quickly. Application was simple. Protective action was long lasting and economical.
The weapon was FLUID FILM®, produced in a variety of easy-use forms by Eureka Chemical Company. Operating since the early 1940’s and incorporated in 1953, the company continues as a family-owned business managed by descendants of the founding chemist.
From its first seagoing use in the 1940s, FLUID FILM® has been proved in some of the most severe conditions; Industrial, agricultural, raw-terrain construction – even on the space shuttle. Modified over time to adapt to environmental and application considerations, it’s non-toxic/non-hazardous.. FLUID FILM® continues to serve as the most effective corrosion control for industry, farming, industrial and transportation.