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Any suggestions on how to protect the bottom of my T4R from salt (snow and beach)??

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Myfirst4Runner, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    Myfirst4Runner

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    I’m from south Jersey. What’s new out there 4runner world?

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  2. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    I've heard fluid film but never used it myself. A good fresh water spray down aftet each outing helps.
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    Backslider

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    Fluid film is your friend. Apply annually before winter and good undercarriage washes after snow and salt.
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:03 AM
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    I have not heard of fluid film and i just checked it on YouTube. Thanks for the info. I will def apply.
     
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  5. Feb 23, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    Fluid Film, they run specials every so often. I’ve got a 5gal bucket in my closet, lol.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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    Fluid film. I use it every year. It gets dirty, but not rusty.
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2018 at 2:46 AM
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    fixer5000

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    yup fluid film for the salt belt for sure. like your tire shine do you??
     
  8. Feb 24, 2018 at 2:59 AM
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    Has anyone applied using the 11.75oz can? If so, how many cans do I need for complete application?
     
  9. Feb 24, 2018 at 5:48 AM
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    I use rust check, took 8 cans to do the floor and frame. I follow that by about 2 quarts in my gun for interior sheet metal panels and inside the frame using various wand attachments.

    You don't want to skimp on the initial application, any areas not treated will become blatantly apparent after a winter or two (NS, Canada)
     
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  10. Apr 23, 2018 at 4:20 AM
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    New to the site and just got a 2018 4Runner and just kinda looking around, I like your tire size.

    do you have a level/lift?
    Do your tires rub?
    What size tires did you go with?
     
  11. Apr 25, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    Another option is move to AZ, NM or SW TX.

    :rimshot:
     
  12. Apr 30, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    Jacksonsride: my tires are the same size as stock 265/70/17. No lift therefore no rubbing. I would love to get it lifted it in the future tho.
    Tires are BFG KO2s.
     
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    Mud, dust, salt water, dune grass, etc
    Last fall I had a fluid film dealer do a complete application to my new 2017 T4R, mainly because of the whole me not having a vehicle lift in my garage thing. It was $250 which I thought was worth it because the guy went nuts, he lowered the spare and sprayed that compartment, even took off the skid plates and sprayed those compartments and the under sides of the plates! He said he would do a touch up this fall for $50. Yes fluid film has a lingering smell kind of like burning chemical, but you get used to it...to me it was money well spent. Here is dealer locator link: http://fluidfilmundercoaters.com/
     
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  14. May 17, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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    That seems like a great price. I just called my local dealer here in north nj and he wanted $450!!
     
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    I do mine every year with the cans. I don't do the floor, just the frame, driveshafts, axles, and suspension. Takes about 5 cans usually. It is kind of a pain because I do not have a lift. I pull the 4 over a big tarp, gown up in a throw away paint suit, put on the respirator, and go to town. The undercarriage on mine looks brand new after two salty winters
     
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