What is the difference between Woolwax® and other lanolin film type products ?
Woolwax® is made from lanolin/woolgease. It contains more woolgrease and is more resistant to wash-off than any competitive product. In short...Woolwax® lasts much longer, has almost no smell, very little over-spray because it is thicker, and is available in clear and Black.
* Woolwax® is made from woolgrease (lanolin) which is an excellent corrosion inhibitor & Lubricant.
* Woolwax® is solvent free, safe, non-hazardous, environmentally friendly.
* Woolwax® has a proprietary process to remove the woolgrease smell which can be very strong and some people do not care for it. Fluid Film has a strong odor.
* Woolwax® is formulated to be more viscous (thicker) than Fluid Film®, thereby being more resistant to road-wash. Woolwax® may need to be warmed up in front of a floor heater in cold weather before applying.
Woolwax® is geared more towards the industrial user, professional undercoaters, or users in areas with heavy amounts of road slush that may want a slightly thicker product for more resistance to wash-off with very little noticeable smell.
What is Woolwax®
Woolwax® is a lanolin (wool-wax) based, solvent free corrosion
preventive designed for use on any known metal. Woolwax® has a
thixotropic viscosity that allows for a thick and drip free coating.
Woolwax® leaves a soft, grease-like self-healing film that can be
applied by brush or spray applicator gun. Woolwax® will not dry out and
will penetrate metals to the base, providing corrosion protection in
highly corrosive atmospheres like those found in industrial or
environmental settings. Woolwax® has proven to be an exceptional
vehicle undercoating product.
Woolwax® seems very thick. How is it applied ?
Woolwax® is very thick. We formulate it to be as thick as possible, yet easily sprayed. Woolwax® is a heavy duty industrial grade lanolin vehicle undercoating that will survive the harshest weather and provide rust protection longer than any other annual undercoating. Woolwax® is thixotropic, and will thicken as it sits. Before applying shake or stir Woolwax® vigorously. In cold weather it helps to warm up the Woolwax®. This can be easily done by placing the container in a warm area , or placing the spray gun bottles in warm water. Woolwax® is best applied using a Woolwax® undercoating gun. These guns are modified specifically for the waxy texture of the lanolin/woolwax.
Woolwax® can also be painted on surfaces depending on the application.
Does Woolwax® have a strong odor ?
No. Unlike other vehicle undercoatings Woolwax® has almost no smell at all. Through a proprietary process we have neutralized almost all of the strong lanolin/woolgrease odor. Also, because there are no solvents, there is no "chemically" smell to Woolwax®.
What type of compressor is needed to apply Woolwax®? How much psi?
Woolwax® undercoating guns do not require much pressure. 70 – 90 psi is usually adequate. Sometimes the extension wands require a bit more pressure if it is cold out. Even small compressors generally operate at about 125 psi. More important is the tank size. If the tank is very small, you will be constantly waiting for the compressor to recover. Generally speaking, any compressor with a tank 3 gallons and larger will work fine. If the compressor is adequate for spray painting, it will work fine for vehicle undercoating.
What color is Woolwax®
Woolwax® is available in a straw color, which appears fairly clear when applied. Woolwax® is also available in black.
Where is Woolwax® made?
Woolwax® is manufactured 100% in the U.S.A. The only raw material imported is the woolgrease, because it is not available here. Everything other raw material, and the packaging, labels, boxes, tint(black), is proudly manufactured in the U.S.A.
Is the Woolwax® spray aerosol the same as the bulk product (Gallons, etc.)?
Yes. However, since the can is under extreme pressure, the Woolwax® will spray in a lighter mist coating. The spray cans are great for general maintenance applications and touch-ups. The aerosols will not provide the same heavy thick coating that the bulk product (gallons, pails, etc.) will. If you are not in a snowbelt state with a lot of long-term road slush, undercoating your vehicle with spray cans will work well. Otherwise we recommend applying a heavier coating from the bulk container (gallon or pail).
What is the shelf life of Woolwax®
The shelf life of Woolwax® is indefinite. There are no solvents, so nothing to harden or evaporate. The aerosol spray cans are guaranteed for (1) year because the propellant can weaken after time.
Can Woolwax® be applied with a pump (garden type) sprayer?
No. Woolwax® is too thick to flow through any type of garden sprayer. (We have tried most of them.)
How can I thin Woolwax® if it is not flowing through my gun good enough?
Woolwax® is thixotropic and will get thicker as it sits. The first step is to mix it up extremely well. Warm up Woolwax® by placing it in front of a heater or placing in warm water. If it still needs to be thinned, you can mix in a small amount of vegetable oil until it is at the desired consistency.
Can Woolwax® be applied over
If Woolwax® stays wet, will grass
and stuff stick to it?
How do I clean the undercoat gun
after use ?
Some people do prefer to clean the gun and wands. To do this we recommend just putting some solvent (acetone, mineral spirits, paint thinner, etc.) into one of the bottles and spraying a bit through the gun. Some people just put water and dishwashing liquid into the bottle, and they say that it works fine.
Most people just leave the gun loaded and ready to go without doing anything at all. That way you can do a quick touch-up or spray some outdoor power equipment with almost no setup time.
Bottom line……. Don’t worry about the undercoat guns when using Woolwax®. They won’t clog.
How often does my vehicle need to be undercoated ?
Woolwax® is an annual maintenance application. A Woolwax® treatment will easily provide protection through even the harshest of winter conditions. Woolwax® is extremely resistant to wash-off. Woolwax® contains no solvents, so there is no evaporation process. In the protected enclosed areas (doors, frame rails, etc.) a single treatment will provide protection for an indefinite period of time (years). The exposed area of the undercarriage should be re-treated annually. There is no need to remove or power wash the existing Woolwax®. Simply give it a rinse with a garden hose to clean it up a bit, and apply a fresh coat right over the existing Woolwax®. Many of our Undercoaters suggest treating vehicles in the warmer weather so that the Woolwax® creeps and migrates into all the inaccessible areas.