Pinewood Derby Graphite and NyOil Lubes
Axle lubrication is essential to win your race!
Pinewood Pro Graphite with moly additive
Our track tests showed an average speed increase of 17.2% to 22.1%, depending on the axles being used.
Adding powdered graphite to your axles is the single most important thing you can do to reduce friction.
HOWEVER, our track tests showed that our Graphite-Coated Axles outperforms NyOil coated axles.
Why use NyOil?
Is NyOil better than Graphite-Coated axles?
How to apply NyOil
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Tips & Hints
If you are using 3/8" round weights, drill your 3/8" weight holes before cutting out the rest of the car because it is easier to hold the full block. Always use a clamp to hold your block before drilling or cutting. Safety First!
The axle slots that are cut into standard blocks are too tight for BSA axles that are .089" diameter. Small axle slots make it difficult to get your axles in straight. A #44 drill bit is .086", which I find too tight. Consider a #43 Drill Bit, which is a perfect match at .089" for a snug fit.
Wood filler is your best friend when it comes to building a pinewood derby car. Use wood filler to fill holes, gouges and other cutting mistakes. You can even use it to add a bubble, racer cockpit, spoiler, etc.
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