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Oiling my truck #7347389
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I'm not talking about changing oil. I'm talking about oiling certain spots to mitigate rust. It works, but it's messy & not fun. I even got a spray bottle & have been spraying behind the fenders the last couple years. It's got my '09 looking better than most similar aged models. I use motor oil. I have greased the fender edges before. Road salt in the northern climate sure is tough on vehicles. Some people get a spot of rust & only try treating it from the front side, but ya wanna get oil in behind it. Sometimes I use a rag or brush.

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Re: Oiling my truck [Re: AJE] #7347407
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Originally Posted by AJE
I'm not talking about changing oil. I'm talking about oiling certain spots to mitigate rust. It works, but it's messy & not fun. I even got a spray bottle & have been spraying behind the fenders the last couple years. It's got my '09 looking better than most similar aged models. I use motor oil. I have greased the fender edges before. Road salt in the northern climate sure is tough on vehicles. Some people get a spot of rust & only try treating it from the front side, but ya wanna get oil in behind it. Sometimes I use a rag or brush.

How often and what time of year?

Re: Oiling my truck [Re: AJE] #7347412
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A couple times a year would be ideal, say May & October.

Oil creeps, so if you do it right it will penetrate into the rusty areas.


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Re: Oiling my truck [Re: AJE] #7347423
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Been doing it for years. Im cheap so I use my used motor oil and it shoots real well through an undercoat gun if you have an air compressor. Shoot it inside doors, tailgate as well as fender wells and frame. Spraying in warm months works better as the oil viscosity is thinner and it creeps better. A little messy as it drips for a day or two...not environmentally friendly, but still less oil loss than if I was driving a Ford or Chevy . ..Lol

Re: Oiling my truck [Re: AJE] #7347428
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I use the oil and also Fluid Film in places also. Pulling rubber plugs in rocker panels and spraying FF inside. Remove sill plate screws, putting thin red nozzle in screw hole then spray. Tail gates and hinges are all sprayed. You know tailgates on modern pickups are a few thousand bucks now.....


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Re: Oiling my truck [Re: AJE] #7347452
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had a old guy do this every time he change oil ,his truck was from the 50s and look great , lasted till he pasted in the 80s , he was a world war 2 vet , tuff has they come , and a nice man ,

Re: Oiling my truck [Re: AJE] #7347487
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Been mentioned here before, but many people (body shops) recommend doing it with USED oil.

Re: Oiling my truck [Re: AJE] #7347488
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Re: Oiling my truck [Re: 3togo] #7347491
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Originally Posted by 3togo
Been mentioned here before, but many people (body shops) recommend doing it with USED oil.

A friend of mine has an old Dodge pickup he oils every spring with used motor oil. I know the truck is at least 20 years old and it might be 25. Can't argue with success.

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We get our veicles under oiled each summer. At Krown rust proofing. My 07 dodge is rust free. It pays to look after them. old 243

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Worked with an old timer years ago.He would take a rag and a bucket of diesel fuel and wipe down his whole truck every fall.
It dulled the paint and stunk to high heaven for a while but he never had a speck of rust on his old truck,and he drove back on forth to work every day on a heavily salted hi way for years.

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Was having the same thing done 3 X a year for years on my '99 s-10. No rust but I too switched over to fluid film which only needs to be done once a year. Got the idea of fluid film here on this web site = good stuff.......jk


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Isn't this the same thread different title? Asking for a friend..

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Pretty sure Coonman is our expert on this topic.

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Originally Posted by AJE
I'm not talking about changing oil. I'm talking about oiling certain spots to mitigate rust. It works, but it's messy & not fun. I even got a spray bottle & have been spraying behind the fenders the last couple years. It's got my '09 looking better than most similar aged models. I use motor oil. I have greased the fender edges before. Road salt in the northern climate sure is tough on vehicles. Some people get a spot of rust & only try treating it from the front side, but ya wanna get oil in behind it. Sometimes I use a rag or brush.

I do it every year in the fall. I use chainsaw bar lube. It's cheap and sticky.


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a lot of guys i know are switching to a product called N.H.O.U back to black. suppose to be guaranteed to last 2 years. ive found fluid film and other oils get scrubbed off by slush & snow on the back half of my toyota tacoma. still oily up front. i put ramps on same side to tip the truck one way, spray it, then switch sides.

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Originally Posted by possum63
Isn't this the same thread different title? Asking for a friend..


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If using a sprayer, sometimes the oil needs to be thinned down so it sprays easier.


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