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Tube-O-Lube Dry Graphite Lubricant for Pinewood Derby Cars









Tube-O-Lube graphite is a high carbon graphite that gives superior performance on the pinewood derby track. After extensive testing against other brands of graphite, we chose Tube-O-Lube as the top economy brand.

Application

Apply Tube-O-Lube as follows:

  1. Fill the bore of the wheel with graphite.

  2. Insert an axle into the wheel bore.

  3. With one hand, firmly grasp the axle and hold the axle horizontal to the ground.

  4. With the other hand, spin the tire gently -- don't drop the axle. Spin the wheel ten times.

  5. Hold the axle with the wheel hanging towards the ground.

  6. Deposit some lube into the gap between the axle and wheel bore.

  7. Tap the wheel gently to help move the lube down into the wheel bore.

  8. Repeat steps 3 to 7, two more times.

  9. Finally, spin the wheel 10 times. Don't add any more graphite after this point.

After performing this procedure the first time, keep the wheel/axle pairs together as a unit.

Test Results

The chart below shows the result of racing one car with two different sets of wheels on a 35 foot track. One set of the wheels was lubricated with Hob-E-Lube, while the other set was lubricated with Tube-O-Lube. All other factors were the same. Each set of wheels was mounted on the car and raced twenty times.


Technical Information

Carbon Content - 95%
Particle Size - +325 Mesh (approx. 44 micron)
Quantity - 0.21 ounce



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