Fluid Film Example

Spraying Fluid Film

The most effective way to apply Fluid Film in its bulk form is with the use of standard airless paint spraying equipment. Airless paint sprayers operate under high pressure, usually between 1500 - 3500 PSI, which atomize paint into tiny droplets, propelling them towards the desired equipment.

Fluid Film impregnates the pores of exposed metal, where it leaves a lasting, active barrier that moisture and oxygen cannot penetrate.

We recommend a minimum of around 2000 PSI. Applied at a film thickness of 3 - 4 mil, this will cover approximately 250 sq. ft. per gallon. Fluid Film is thixotropic and gets heavier upon sitting. This does not affect the quality of the product. Stir or shake well to return the product to a thinner viscosity.

Fluid Film protects all metals, and will not harm electrical connections, most paints or plastics. Caution should be used around non oil -resistant rubber goods: May cause swelling. It provides powerful protection for equipment in shipment, in storage and in use.

We recommend a spray tip of between 515 -517 for best atomization. To understand tip sizes, the 3 numbers represent the fan size and size of the orifice. The first number represents the fan size. For instance, for a 515 the fan size would be 10 inches wide, if measured one foot from the area being sprayed. That first number (5), represents 1/2 of the fan width (10). The last 2 numbers refer to the size of the orifice. Represented in thousandths of an inch, for a 515 the last two numbers would represent .015. The larger those numbers, the more paint that will be applied.

Removing Fluid Film

For easy removal of Fluid Film for the purpose of handling or inspection, a high pressure, cold-water pressure wash (1,000 - 3,000psi) is recommended. A standard, industrial strength pressure washer will suffice.

Fluid Film can also be removed by warm water detergent wash or with a commercial-grade biodegradable cleaner. When choosing a cleaner, one formulated to remove tough grease and grime deposits is advised.

Fluid Film can also be rubbed in like a wax if total removal of the product is not necessary, since Fluid Film is safe for use on most paints and plastics. This will also offer extended protection of materials.

For equipment that is to be painted following a treatment of Fluid Film, a more vigorous cleaning is advised. A high-pressure, hot water or steam detergent wash (minimum 120F) is needed. Utilizing cleaning compounds specifically formulated to remove grease/wax as a pre-treatment process for painting are highly recommended.

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Aircraft Under-Wing Bolts & Nuts
Bilge Area
Cabin and Cockpit Seat Tracks
Cable Pressure Seal Lubrication
Cable Pulley Lubrication
Cargo Door Tracks and Rollers
Clean & Lubricate Cable Turn-Barrels
Cowlings and Fairings
Dry Bay
Electrical Connections
Flight Control Bell Crank Lubrication
Free Up Adjusters & Lubricate Same in Flight Control Assemblies
Fuel Bay Cells
Gravity and Single Point Refuel Compartments
Helicopter Outer Interior Bays with FLUID FILM & FLUID FILM Liquid A
Hinges & Guide Pins
Horizontal Stabilizer
Hydraulic Fittings and Unions
Landing Gear Doors
Liquid AR for Stabilizer Vertical Rods
Main Landing Gear Wheel Wells
Nose Wheel Well
Rudder and Elevator
Turrets & Aircraft Carrier Elevator Guide Rails
Upper Deck Flight Control Rods