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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.


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.

Technical Information

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

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