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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


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Thats a very impressive failure! How does the front diff look? Did you explode the case? Is it locked up?
Drives just fine. Splines on the front diff look perfect. Shifts into 4x4, but I haven’t tested it. Wheel was locked up, but fixed now
 


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Thank you! 3 coats of por15 (1 being the UV top coat) - still considering undercoating the whole truck with fluid film in the final assembly but weary of the tacky consistency since it doesn't set up or harden. Anybody have experience with fluid film?
 

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I put disabled vet plates on the ranger. Npw that she is my primary vehicle, she and the wife's wrangler get dv plates.


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Thank you! 3 coats of por15 (1 being the UV top coat) - still considering undercoating the whole truck with fluid film in the final assembly but weary of the tacky consistency since it doesn't set up or harden. Anybody have experience with fluid film?
Fluid film is the bees knees. NHOU is pretty similar and what I had done on the bronco. I paid 325$ to have mine done last year.. reapplications are slightly cheaper.

There are a couple other products that sound better IMO.. just more expensive.. like 2 or 3x as expensive. Doesn't necessarily need annual touch-ups though which is super awesome.

I believe the name of one is waxoil? It gets sprayed on via a heated gun.. then once it cools it hardens up.. like wax.. so unlike the fluid products it won't get washed off in high road spray areas.
 

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Thank you! 3 coats of por15 (1 being the UV top coat) - still considering undercoating the whole truck with fluid film in the final assembly but weary of the tacky consistency since it doesn't set up or harden. Anybody have experience with fluid film?
I’d definitely do fluid film. Eventually it kinda washes off, takes awhile. It doesn’t harden so yeah, it makes a mess when you work on things but it’s better than rust. I’ve seen places that do like a thick greasy/oily thing and that works too but a little more nasty to work with than FF, but it lasts longer than FF. The asphalt undercoating stuff like ZeBart is garbage. Yeah, it hardens, but once rust gets going under it, it spreads like wildfire
 

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Back on it's wheels on the trailer after being about 2 feet up on blocks since October. All the underneath work is done so we'll be working under the hood next.

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You sold me. Great info guys - thanks!
Shoulda asked before you did the por15.. woulda told you to save the time/effort and just do the fluid film.

My buddy did por15 to one of his prior vehicles.. followed the directions to a T.. extremely thorough dude.. theres NO WAY he did it wrong.. and it started to fail around a year later.

He's since switched to yearly goopings of the fluid film and it allowed him to drive a 98 ranger that's lived its whole life in the salt belt until last year and 350k miles. If you put enough of the stuff on where it needs it, when it needs it.. you can literally say goodbye to ever needing to do rust remediation ever again.
 

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Shoulda asked before you did the por15.. woulda told you to save the time/effort and just do the fluid film.
I broke this thing down to the very last bolt before sandblast. Could not imagine the mess FF would have me in if I did that alone. In regards to time, yes it would have saved me tremendous time since I hand painted 2 coats on every piece of chassis bracketry and suspension. Live and learn!
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A tip for you on the fluid film. If you have an air compressor, use a paint spray gun and the stuff that comes in 1 or 5 gallon cans. It's thicker and harder to get washed off from road spray. You absolutly have to have a compressor driven spray gun for the stuff though.

If not, the rattle cans work but won't last as long and ends up being more expensive but is more user friendly for those who don't have a lift and an air compressor to work with.
 

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A tip for you on the fluid film. If you have an air compressor, use a paint spray gun and the stuff that comes in 1 or 5 gallon cans. It's thicker and harder to get washed off from road spray. You absolutly have to have a compressor driven spray gun for the stuff though.

If not, the rattle cans work but won't last as long and ends up being more expensive but is more user friendly for those who don't have a lift and an air compressor to work with.
Good shit I’ll keep that n mind
 

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