but there are numerous photos of mud slathered vehicles of all types. Note that there were very well done examples of mud painting that look like paint - only closeups show the texture of the mud slurry. But most of the vehicles showed hard wear on edges and around areas where the crews climbed on the vehicles or opened bins, or especially touched the upper edges of the open sides of half-tracks and open-top armored vehicles. German paint was quite durable and didn't rub off easily, so when you see a DAK vehicle that is light colored but has dark edges or areas with worn off sand color, suspect that they were mud camouflaged. Early supplies of true sand paint were limited, and so many vehicles were partially repainted in an effort to stretch the paint supplies. Instead of solid coverage, the sand paint was sprayed on in lines or patches, leaving much of the dark gray paint exposed. Paint was usually scruffy in the desert, due to the harsh climate and often-poor painting conditions.
Here's and example:
This kind of extreme wear is indicative of a mud camouflage finish.