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Looking for tips on keeping the mud off.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I spend a small fortune at the car wash after every bog and mud race. I'm thinking of spraying the undercarriage with vegetable oil with a pump-up pressure sprayer. It would be cheaper. Any other ideas? Or would this one work?
     
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    i dunno if this will help or not, but here goes, when im done, i take the truck to the wash, and jus blast off the big clumps of clay and rocks and anything underneath that would be difficult to get off wit a garden hose, then i take the truck home, and simply do a regular ol driveway washin, then anything i dun like leftover on the ground, spray it into the street and let the next rain take it away, or you could sweep it up into a bucket i rekn if you wanted to, my $.02
     
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    I probably would. I used to spray the whole truck down with WD-40 before bogging and the mud would just fall off. If you have a big area at home get one of those fan type yard sprinklers and set it under your truck. You will be amazed at the amount of mud that will come off on its own.
     
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    Fill a squirt bottle half full with baby oil and the other half with water spray it down all over with that. Its cheaper than W-D40 and works good too.
     
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    I know guys at some local bogs used to use trans fluid wiped in the frame, but the bogs found out and put a halt to it right away. It did work excellent though.

    And I know myself... no way I will wash mine in the driveway or street. The mud would be there a year later. No way any rain will wash that much away.

    Ken H.
     
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    I agree. No way is this stuff going to dissapear in the grass or go down the gutter. I have washed it in the driveway and ended up with a wheelbarrow load and I'm not kidding. It usually packes up between the rear axle and the gas tank solid sometimes. I have found out that it easier to take a shovel to it first before spraying. Maybe I'll try the vegitable oil idea. I have another race on the 14th.
     
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    A friend of mine always sprayes his whole blazer down with disiel before every bog. It doesent sound that good but his always cleans up better and faster than mine.
     
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    Ive always been told to use baby oil. Its really cheap too.
     
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    Someone told me that staying out of the mud helps with this, but I always have trouble testing this theory. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Diesel, WD40, even baby oil are options...but PAM rules, in my opinion. Yeah....the non-stick cooking spray stuff.

    It's environmentally friendly too!
     
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    That would be like chopping off a leg! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    i use PAM, baby oil, and silicone(sil. on all electrical connections) it work great. but i also have the snorkel, so it kinda makes my feel more special and invincible so its a good idea that i do it.

    NITRO
     
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    Are you going to be at the mud bog in Mt. Home???
     
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    nice sig twistedjack...
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    but PAM rules, in my opinion

    [/ QUOTE ] Yes. Yes, she does. Thank you. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Pam
     
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    I didnt know about the one in Mt. Home. When is it, and is it a bog or a race? Thanks.
     
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    Don't drive through the mud...works for me! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    come on pete...you love the mud now

    you look like you belong in it

    Later
     
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    Not drive in the mud? I didn't know it was possible.
    Never even crossed my mind to try it. But I like leaving little dust bombs behind me on the freeway /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    ATF i a spray bottle wors GREAT!!! you can get it EVERYWHERE

    grant
     

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