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LUBEGUY07
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted March 25, 2002 07:31 PM
has anybody tried Mud Off or simular brands to keep the mud and dirt off of their paint. Or any other tricks that work good?

Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted March 25, 2002 09:50 PM
We use diesal and baby oil. They both work very good.

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Slam_Shifter
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 25, 2002 10:56 PM
We use WD-40. buy it in gallon jug and put it on with a brush.

Tom Asmus
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted March 26, 2002 12:01 AM
Find soluble cutting oil. Its the same stuff as mud off, and it is way cheaper!!

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted March 26, 2002 11:56 AM
Find soluble cutting oil at industrial/machine shop suppliers. SLEEPY

wam24u
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted March 26, 2002 06:28 PM
Use diesel fuel, it works, but alittlw smelly, use it with a 2 gal sprayer for radiator is the trick

dkandy94
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted March 26, 2002 08:53 PM
mud off works GREAT!!! I have tried baby oil, it leaves a nasty residue that is very hard to get off. I know its a little spendy, but you get what you pay for!!

BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted March 26, 2002 09:55 PM UIN: 40696038
some of the home methods ruin the decals also i say you are better off buying the good stuff

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted March 28, 2002 06:31 PM
I think baby oil costs as much as muf off.?
I use the mud off, I have a real hard time with the idea of hosing down my race car with fuel before a race. Plus the diesel ruins my paint finish and decals.

wam24u
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted March 28, 2002 08:18 PM
It's a dirt tracker,,,,A little mud wont hurt.I'd rather have a dirty car,and running up front, than a clean looking car and be in the back!
Some guys worry too much about the looks.It's a racecar not a show car,but I do agree with having washed up and looking nice as you arrive at the track. So just use a little on the radiator to keep it from getting blockup and over heating and DO IT IN THE DIRT!

dkandy94
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted March 28, 2002 09:24 PM
hey wam24u I take pride in my car & so do my sponsors!!! I want to keep my car as clean as I can because of the money my sponsors pay me to have their name visible on my car!There is a reason they want to sponsor me, & visibility is one of them!!!

LUBEGUY07
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted March 28, 2002 09:29 PM
yea i know its dirt racing but if your sponsors give u good money they want a good looking car in return.

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted March 28, 2002 09:45 PM
I agree. The sponsors want their names on good lookin cars as well as winning cars. And I have to say that the bigger reason, for me at least, for using the mud off is not really to make the car look nice on the track, (its dirt track racin) is to spray in hard to reach areas (scraping mud) so the mud won't stick to the car. Its a weight issue. Mud is heavy and it adds up quick. Weigh your clean car and then weigh it after packing or hotlapping. Think about it you spend all winter shaving 30, 40, 50 pounds off, then load up 100 pounds in hotlaps.

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