Test & Testimonials
Eureka Chemical Company’s Laboratory Where Testing is Conducted.
Eureka Chemical Company has conducted extensive testing on its products since its inception in the early 1940’s, when Dr. Herman Hess, Eureka’s founder and chemist created the revolutionary formulation of FLUID FILM®. FLUID FILM’s® unique wool-wax formula has been used in various forms beginning with the U.S. Navy on Ships during World War II to protect against corrosion of steel from salt air and salt water. In 1953, military specifications MIL-R-21006 and MIL-C-23050 were issued by the military for FLUID FILM® Liquid A and Gel BW respectively. Today, FLUID FILM® has probed the depths of the sea and space, being effectively utilized by nuclear submarines to its exclusive use on the space shuttle. FLUID FILM’s® WRO product is specified under MIL-PRF-18458C, and its aerosol exceeds MIL-C-16173. The company has stuck to its decision to remain solvent free, manufacturing the highest grade of rust/corrosion preventives and lubricants on the market today.
Outside Testing Conducted on FLUID FILM®:
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship Systems Engineering Station Code 9770, Philadelphia, PA. in June, 1997 for corrosion preventives and lubricants used on shipboard cargo/weapons elevators and other equipment using rails:
FLUID FILM was found to be “the superior performer of all tested materials.” In fact, the difference in performance was found to be “profound,” and was touted as “the most telling result of all the testing accomplished for this project.” A directive was issued on April 13, 1994 to use FLUID FILM, reducing the maintenance schedules for shipboard cargo/weapons elevator guide rails from quarterly to annually, leading to an estimated savings of over six figures.
- Naval Aviation Depot in Pensacola, Florida conducted a process improvement study in October 1991, comparing FLUID FILM to the required preservatives being used. In addition, further testing was conducted on FLUID FILM for its corrosion protection capabilities in an outside environment:FLUID FILM was found to provide superior protection in salt water environments, and in testing conducted to direct exposure to the outside environment, FLUID FILM was found to provide “outstanding results.” Further statements made about FLUID FILM included “FLUID FILM provides superior corrosion protection. The use of this preservative will help to remove another ozone depleting substance from the system.”
- Boeing North American, Inc. Space Systems Division wrote specification MB0110-020 for FLUID FILM’s use on the Space Shuttle after FLUID FILM met or exceeded all of the following requirements:
- Salt Spray Test Requirement – 750 hours in a 5% salt fog environment according to ASTM B117.
- Solids Content Requirement – At least 95%, ignoring water loss, when tested in accordance with ASTM D2369.
- Heat Resistance Requirement – Subjecting one panel to a temperature of 150ºF for one hour per FED-STD-141.
- Flash Point Requirement – The flash point will be no less than 400º F when tested per ASTM D92.
- Boeing-Mesa conducted a study in 1996 to find corrosion preventive materials for short-term protection. The following comments are a result of this study:“Agencies and companies such as the Department of the Navy at Pensacola, Sikorsky Aircraft, the U.S. Air Force in Georgia, the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, Boeing North American, and the U.S. Coast Guard at Miami and several other locations have done testing and approved the FLUID FILM product for the short term corrosion protection application. When the above were contacted, their unanimous opinion was that the FLUID FILM product provided the best short-term corrosion protection.”
- In 1994 the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, conducted tests to find a replacement for Class One Ozone Depleting Substances. As a result of the testing conducted by the Naval Aviation Depot in Pensacola, Florida, FLUID FILM was tested against existing MIL-SPECS, MIL-C-16173 and MIL-C-81309. The results are as follows:”All missile processing facilities are hereby authorized to procure and begin implementing of these products into their missile processing flow. FLUID FILM is the only corrosion preventative compound authorized for use on STANDARD missile.”
- The Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the University of Connecticut conducted AC and DC Electrochemical Studies of FLUID FILM on 2024 Aluminum for a report to be published in a 35 page report in “Corrosion” journal in 1998. Here are some excerpts and the conclusion of their findings:“High strength aluminum alloys are used extensively in aircraft structures because of their excellent strength-to-weight ration.A national intent to keep existing military and commercial aircraft in service well beyond their intended life span of ~ 25 years has prompted considerable effort on methods for both detecting and preventing such forms of corrosion in aircraft.”“It is clear that the observations described in this paper show that the commercial wool wax-based corrosion preventative coating, FLUID FILM, effectively reduces corrosion of 2024 aluminum in aqueous brine and, perhaps of greater significance, it is nearly equally effective when applied to the alloy after exposure to a corroding environment.”
- Purdue University conducted an Aging Aircraft Project sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in February of 1996. The Test was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of FLUID FILM for stress corrosion resistance of Aluminum Alloy 2024-T351. The results are as follows:”We have shown that the FLUID FILM coating provided effective protection of AA 2024-T351 from environmental damage…applying FLUID FILM before exposure gave the best results.”
- Sunstrand Aerospace wrote specification MS02.43-01 for FLUID FILM’s use as a preservative oil for magnesium, which is now used as a standard throughout the helicopter industry.
- The U.S. Coast Guard wrote an engineering specification GEN200000.01B for FLUID FILM with the purpose being to improve the corrosion resistance of corrosion prone areas of aircraft.
- Delta Airlines wrote a process standard recommending FLUID FILM as a general purpose maintenance lubricant, stating that FLUID FILM “has excellent penetrating and corrosion preventive characteristics. FLUID FILM differs from other general purpose maintenance lubricants in that the lubricating capability remains for extended periods of time and is not subject to evaporation.”FLUID FILM has been tested by the U.S. Air Force in accordance with Mil-C-16173-E Grade 2, and was found to exceed all requirements.
- Volume Resistivity & Electrostatic Discharge Test
Conducted by the California Institute of Electronics and Material Science, these are the resulsts of the volume resistivity and electrostatic discharge test:
|SAMPLE||VOLUME RESISTIVITY, Ohm/cm|
|Gel White BW||14.9 x 1010|
|Wire Rope Lubricant (WRL)||1.60 x 1010|
|Non-Aerosol||3.52 x 1010|
|Liquid AR||2.71 x 1010|
|Liquid (A)||2.56 x 1010|
Conductivity is the reciprocal (inverse) of electrical resistivity and has the SI units of siemens per metre (S·m-1).
“Just kind of a commentary. You have no idea how many times I have been asked if I am receiving a commission on your product, even by my own boss. The reason being is, if I hear a squeak I say spray some Fluid Film and it will fix that. Oh that’s got rust on it you should spray it with Fluid Film. That bolt is seized on forget Liquid Wrench spray it with Fluid Film. You have a great product and I want the world to know. Keep up the good work.”
Phil Odom – Customer Service Rep, Billy Goat Industries
“We purchase a case of FF each season, been using FF since 02, all our ZTRS get healthy coatings: the underside of the decks, pivot points, hinges, spindles, PTO shafts. Walker GHS system gets a coating each night, limiting the number of clogs, and reducing dirt & grass build up on all our equipment. FF is a great investment on maintaining an efficient lawn care crew. Now I find reduced time spent fighting with “stuck” pins, PTO shafts, quick detach buckets, 3-point hitch’s are easily hooked up with FF. Use it on our chainsaw blades, hedge trimmer blades, hedge pruners, and loppers. FF will not combust or harm plants or grass, smells good IMO.”
Midsouth Lawn & Landscape, Inc
“It worked out great! I tried it on many different surfaces and in many different applications. I went out and bought a case of it for myself for my snowplow business. My cousin, who owns a fleet of 84 dump trucks saw it and he ordered a ton of it also! He loved it too and is now using it throughout his shop and on his fleet. I also bought a couple of cans to use here at the police department. We have a couple of squads that have the older style halogen rotator lightbars. These bars are very problematic in the winter with freezing motors, etc. I sprayed the gears in the bars and I am confident that they will now perform flawlessly for the winter months. Keep up the good work.”
Timothy Imler – Captain of Police, Brookfield WI
“Best spray lube ever. I’m a locksmith, I’ve used 10 different lubes before trying Fluid Film and let me say nothing comes close. I use it to keep water out of lock cylinders to keep them from freezing in -40 degree weather. My truck mounted key machine needed WD-40 everyday. I can’t even remember when I put the Fluid Film it was so long ago and it runs better than ever. This year for the first time I tried undercoating my car with it and to my surprise not a single drop fell on the ground. I recommend this stuff to everyone I see. With spray lube, those other cans of spray are only good for cleaning parts now IMO. Thanks for an awesome product.”
Andrew Mills – Fluid Film Customer
“I have had the opportunity to use your non-solvent based Fluid Film and am impressed with the results. This past spring I used it on the engine of my off-shore racing boat. Since that time, I have put sixty high speed hours on the engine and it continues to work well. It certainly has been superior as a lubricant and rust preventative, but it is also a bonus to me that it is environmentally safe as well. I suspect that I will not have to apply it again until the next racing season.”
Spence Andrews – Fluid Film Customer
“This letter is a voluntary response for a letter of recommendation for the product you represent – Fluid Film. Having used all the familiar brands of lubricant and penetration oils, as well as a few other ‘better than’ products, Fluid Film has proven to me to be that ‘better than’ product. An example I like to use is a familiar one – the fishing vessel padlocks and deadbolts lock scenario. After replacing two locks because of broken keep and destroying locks to get in, I used Fluid Film on a new dead bolt wheelhouse lock and it has been almost a year, and the same lock and keep are still in service.
I can, from experience, gladly recommend Fluid Film for any penetrant or lubricant application. Where the old ‘tried and true’ brands have failed, Fluid Film has sailed.
Keep up the good work and spread the word!“
Bruce E. Woodman – President, Woodman Enterprises, Inc