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
Tungsten Putty is ideal for getting your car up to the maximum 5 oz limit. Drill a hole in the bottom of your car and insert Pinewood Pro Putty as the last step to bring your car to 5.0 oz. If the official scale weighs you in at 5.1 oz, simply remove a small amount of putty to bring it back to 5.0 oz.
When lubing your wheels and axles, shoot graphite powder into the wheel bore, spin your wheels, and repeat. Do this over newspaper in your garage or outside the house.
Put a coat of wood primer on your car before painting it because pine wood is porous and will absorb the first coat of paint. Lightly sand the primer after it dries, then apply a final coat (or two) for a clean, finished look.
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