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Derby Dust® offers the Fastest Best Pinewood Derby Car Graphite Dry Lube.  In compliance with standard BSA rules, the techs at Derby Dust® designed the ultimate Dry Lube for pinewood derby cars.  Then we furthered improved the graphite dry lube with a unique break-in process that works.  As a result, our customers break track records every year.  Plain and simple.  Our Feedback shows!

Reduce Friction

The purpose of adding lubricant is to reduce friction and add speed. The axle lube kit featured here allows you to burnish your axles with graphite, filling any small scratches in the metal and leaving behind a thin, slick film. For ultimate speed, check out DuPont’s pure Krytox®. If allowed by the local rules, this is the best lubricant available.

The key to gaining the fastest pinewood derby speed is using a successful graphite lube.  By building layers of graphite lube with our break-in process, racers will reduce friction between the plastic wheel and the metal axle. With reduced friction, the pinewood derby wheels will spin faster.  Therefore, the cub scout pinewood derby car will reach the that finish line quicker.

Winner’s Circle

If you are a pinewood derby car racer and have exhausted all avenues of pinewood car designs and weight adjustment for that much needed boost of speed, then you need to take advantage of this unique graphite dry lube now.

  • Graphite Derby Dust is the best dry lubricant used to improve the racing qualities of your derby car. Tell your grandpa there’s something new! When you are only allowed to use dry lube, this is the best choice.  No additives such as moly tungsten or  boron.  Highly quality, multiple mesh sized graphite flake.  This allows for graphite to be embedded in the plastic that it will not blow or rub off.  It allows the graphite to be stacked in the valleys of your axle. Don't forget to polish your wheel bores from the manufacturing process: And if you need more speed, seal you wheel bores after your polish job and before adding graphite. Scroll this page down to watch the video and learn more about this product.
  • Pinewood Wheel Polish Kit

    The most overlooked speed step by far.  Polishing the bores.  Go to any league forum and read up the hundred different ways people polish the wheel bores.  It the top racing secret that most will NOT share. This is the first stage of wheel prep.  Removing manufacturing flaws from micro scratches to mold "junk".  All that extra stuff increases friction.  To make the wheels faster, you must remove that friction.  We offer 2 part polishing compound that will smooth out those issues.  If you need even faster speeds, seal your wheels with our bore sealant before burnishing with graphite.
  • Not some cheap thing from a hobby store.  1 Dozen (12x) Applicators!
  • Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) is dry/solid lubricant powder and is one of the most lubricious substance in world. WS2 offers excellent dry lubricity (COF: 0.03) unmatched to any other substance, including Graphite or Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2).   Do we recommend this for PWD?  Derby Dust only recommends pure graphite as a racing lube. Please See More details Below
  • Ultimate Speed Wheel and Axle Kit Turn your BSA Wheels and Axles into Speed Demons. Everything needed to get the job done for those that don't really know where to start.
  • Pinewood Derby Car Performance Oil Lube -PROL

    We found an alternative to the discontinued DuPont™ Krytox®GPL 100 Oil Lubricant.  Pinewood Derby Car Performance Oil Lube -PROL is silicone based lube is 100% food grade, non toxic, clear, odorless.  Less viscosity than that of GPL-100.  Does not harm plastics.  This is a premium synthetic thin-film lubricant containing no additives giving it an extremely low viscosity at 5 cSt .  Top performer for oil.  Should outperform any graphite. We call it PROL. GPL-100 HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FROM MANUFACTURER.  PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILE WE LOOK FOR AN ALTERNATIVE.  
  • Hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN) is also known as "White Graphite" has similar (hexagonal) crystal structure as of Graphite. This crystal structure provides excellent lubricating properties. hBN is much superior to Graphite and has following characteristics:
  • This has the consistency of fine talc powder. Will hold shape under compression. Great blend to pack into the void space of a wheel hub.
  • Once your graphite lube has been raced off, there is no lubrication between your axle and wheel bore.  To ensure that you have an advantage, the more friction you can reduce will give you the advantage over the next racer.  Polishing axles to a finer, mirror like surface will reduce friction. Everything needed to POLISH axles.  First step to polishing is straightening out your axles.  Please don't forget this step.  Straighten axles with a Pro Axle Press Kit comes with the following parts: