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Author Topic:   home brew for Mudoff
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted December 11, 2005 06:56 PM  
Anyone have some recipes

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted December 11, 2005 07:13 PM  
In the long run its easier just to buy the mud off solution and use it. But I know thats not what your looking for soooo... in the past in a pinch we have tried wd40 or cooking spray, but neither one really worked that well besides collecting dust. Teh other thng we do is at the car wash ea week we soak the car real good with the hot wax, I dont know whether it really makes a difference or not but it does seem to help.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted December 12, 2005 07:52 AM  
Baby oil is more expensive than mudd off. A $12 bottle of mudoff lasts the season for me.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted December 12, 2005 09:49 AM  
Do you guys use mud-off on everything like tin, plastic, frame rail everything mud will stick to or is it just for plastic? Thanks for the input!

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted December 12, 2005 11:07 AM  
we mix it up in a garden sprayer and spray down the undersides of the car, the nose, the frame, pretty much anything that gets mud. 1 bottle mixed up will last us all year.

George Gilliland
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted December 16, 2005 12:11 PM  
Do not use spray on cooking oil. I used it once and it glued the dust on so tight, that the car had to be scrubbed hard to get it off.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 252
posted December 16, 2005 03:42 PM  
we use the agricultural spray oil. farmers mix their chemicals (insecticides and the like) with the oil before spraying a crop. the oil allows the insecticide to stick to the crop leaf and not get washed off with rain.
when they designed that spray oil, i don't think they ever intended for it to be used on a race car, but it seems the best alternative to buying mud-off. we spray it on via a garden sprayer before each race

Dirt Maniac

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posted December 27, 2005 12:48 PM  
rocket, they call that stuff sulfactant. As a kid, I was told that it "makes water wetter". It helps the chemical to adhere to the leaves of the plants. I never thought about this but you can bet I'm going to try it. thanks for the info, and..................See ya at the track!!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 252
posted December 27, 2005 06:06 PM  
thanks, that i didn't know. farmers and the agriculture supply outlets call it spray oil here, but your discription sounds like the same stuff.
we tried lots of different things but that was the best we found, most different oils (conola & baby) are too thick and won't spray from a regular garden sprayer.

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