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Krytox 100 Lubricant for Pinewood Derby Cars

Krytox® 100 is a highly-refined synthetic thin-film lubricant with an ultra-low viscosity. When properly applied it equals or outperforms any dry lubricant including graphite for pinewood derby racing.


Krytox 100 can be safely used with any brand of pinewood derby wheels. It is colorless, odorless, non-hazardous, and plastic-safe. The key to using a thin-film lubricant is that "less is best". Applying too much lubricant will cause the viscosity of the lubricant to affect the speed.

To apply:
  1. Put one drop of lubricant on an axle on the area where the wheel will spin.

  2. Slide a wheel onto the axle, spin the wheel a few times, and then remove the wheel.

  3. Gently wipe off the axle with a clean soft rag.

  4. Slide the wheel back onto the axle.

  5. Repeat for the remaining axle/wheel sets.

Note that some races require dry lubricants. Although it will not foul the track or cause any mess, technically Krytox 100 is not a dry lubricant. Since we recommend that all race rules are followed, we also offer Max-V-Lube, a top quality graphite lube.

Important - Wheels lubricated with Krytox 100 will not free-spin (wheel spun by hand on axle) as long as wheels lubricated with graphite. However, when a load is applied (the car is run on the track), Krytox 100 will perform admirably. Typically, the free-spin time for a Krytox 100-lubricated BSA wheel is 10-15 seconds. If the wheel does not free spin that long, remove the axle, wipe it off, and try again.

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