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Old 08-03-2020, 08:18 AM #16
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That was one of my questions. I have unlimited cars washes for 20 a month. Winter time I go through few times a week just for the undercarriage wash. Sounds like fluid film would wash away? wool wax holds up better? or is it a waste of time when running thru the wash. thanks
I have the same car wash deal. In my experience, Fluid Film would last 2-3 car washes (or about half a month) on exposed parts before it was gone. Wool Wax lasts about 8-10 months. That's not an exaggeration.

The downside (and you can see where this is going) is that Wool Wax is much harder to remove. I put Purple Power in my foam cannon and hose it down, then I have to use my pressure washer to remove the Wool Wax. It is very stubborn.
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I have the same car wash deal. In my experience, Fluid Film would last 2-3 car washes (or about half a month) on exposed parts before it was gone. Wool Wax lasts about 8-10 months. That's not an exaggeration.

The downside (and you can see where this is going) is that Wool Wax is much harder to remove. I put Purple Power in my foam cannon and hose it down, then I have to use my pressure washer to remove the Wool Wax. It is very stubborn.
I like FF, but too noticed how quick it wore off, and it's not all that cheap. Question, why do you remove the wool wax? Are you concerned if it's not removed that putting on another application will trap contaminates?
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If you're looking to get it done, there's a company called DCP DuPage Corrosion Protection. The guy who runs it is a local 4Runner guy, and it sounds as though he runs the best deal in town (~$100-150). I haven't personally used him, but he gets great reviews from the folks in the Chicago 4Runner facebook group. He used to do fluidfilm coatings at Chitown 4x4 and ended up turning it into a business. I recommend getting added to the facebook group and using the search bar if you want more testimonials.
This is who I used last year, and who I plan to use every year as long as it's an option.

Quick, thorough, professional, and reasonably priced.

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I like FF, but too noticed how quick it wore off, and it's not all that cheap. Question, why do you remove the wool wax? Are you concerned if it's not removed that putting on another application will trap contaminates?
It's fine to put another layer on top of an existing layer; in fact I think it's actually encouraged. I took mine off because I was getting ready to work on the skid plates and didn't want to get it all over me.
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I've applied fluid film to my 5th gen 4runner in the fall for the past 2 years. I bought their complete kit with the gun and nozzles. My undercarriage still looks brand new with no signs of rust. I use a waterless wash to clean it in the winter and don't touch the under carriage until the spring. Works well for me. Anything will keep it looking nicer than my 3rd gen.
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I second this recommendation. Kevin has been treating my 4Runner every October for the past 4 years. Since owning this 4Runner it has never gone w/o Fluid Film and it shows. AS for it washing it off, I don't have the problem at all. I use my 4Runner and when its time to clean i pressure wash and the Fluid Films holds up. The dude is thorough but he books up quickly, so get on that Facebook group if you dont want the hassle of doing it yourself.

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If you're looking to get it done, there's a company called DCP DuPage Corrosion Protection. The guy who runs it is a local 4Runner guy, and it sounds as though he runs the best deal in town (~$100-150). I haven't personally used him, but he gets great reviews from the folks in the Chicago 4Runner facebook group. He used to do fluidfilm coatings at Chitown 4x4 and ended up turning it into a business. I recommend getting added to the facebook group and using the search bar if you want more testimonials.
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