Of all the products I’ve ever worked on, MUD was my nemesis.
Here’s the story. I’m not a huge fan of super-slick-dripping-wet tires. It’s not me. It’s too much. However, I do like them to have a semi-gloss finish.
Tastefully clean with a hint of shine. Sounds great, but it wasn’t easy. Years ago most tire shine was made with solvents, which (some) were not good for you. Like really really bad (ie… VOC’s, carcinogenetic, flammable), but they would evaporate super fast and leave behind a super slick shine with NO SLING.
Back then, you might see car wash techs applying it with a paintbrush at the end of the conveyor line as the car came out of the tunnel. That’s the stuff. Then it was banned, then switched to LOBS (low odor-based solvents) but still super shiny.
Fast forward a few years later, tire shine used water or water-based products instead of harsh solvents as their bases. Not as easy. The water and silicon emulsions needed to play nice with each other.
Super frustrating until I figured out how to make it into a GEL, Hence, AMMO MUD TIRE GEL.
Fun fact: I once knocked over a half-full drum of my many failures of Mud onto the floor with an ill-placed forklift. All over the floor. It was silicone and water.
I step in it to pick up the drum, fell, hit my head, and knocked myself out. My mother, yes my mom, happened to be visiting the blending facility that day and found me passed out in a pool of light blue-goo all around me. True story.
1. Be sure the tire is clean and dry.
2. Squirt Mud onto applicator and massage into the rubber.
3. Allow 5 minutes for drying or lightly pat dry with terry towel before driving.
NOTE: Add more layers for increased shine. Mud can also be used on black plastic and exterior rubber trim.
A: Always dry.Q: What applicator do I need for Mud?
A: Foam, terry, or microfiber.Q: How long does Mud take to dry?
A: Drying time is dependant on how much is applied and temperature outside, typically 10-15 mins.Q: Can I use Mud on my vehicle's black plastic trim?
A: Yes. Be sure to buff dry after application and do not get wet until dry.Q: Will Mud stain my rims or paint?
A: No. Its water based.Q: What does "no sling" mean?
A: Tire sling is the "splashing" or "splattering" of tire dressing on the lower panels of the vehicle, thrown off by the rotation of the wheel at speed. To avoid sling, buff off access product, allow to dry for 15 mintues, don't over apply MUD, and remove any "blogs" that may be caught in the treads of the tire.
Have used AMMO MUD for many years now and its brilliant. Only just started to use it on black trim items and of course its fantastic.
It is as described, a perfect balance of making rubber (and black plastic trim) look clean and healthy without that greasy slick. The only drawback is fighting the urge to try a taste; it smells so good!
Being on bottle #4, my car has some experience with Mud. I don’t get any tire sling. They’ve never have a shine after applying Mud, only a soft glow. The car looks complete when the tires are done. Thanks for another great product.