Pinewood Derby Graphite / Lubrication

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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! Our recommendation: bump the applicator accurately instead of squeezing it to get the best possible ejections of the graphite when applying it to your derby wheels and axles. Scroll this page down to watch the video and learn more about this product.  
  • Pinewood Derby Wheel Polish Kit


    Polished Pinewood Derby Wheel Bore = Fastest Speed

    Use the Derby Dust® wheel polish kit to make you inner bores super slick!   This quick, easy technique is proven to improve car speed by reducing friction between the wheel and axle at the wheel bore. No additional tools needed; just your drill.   Our plastic polishes are the best on the market.  3 part system makes sure that you get all the imperfections out and all the surfaces covered.  Enough spears to do at least 2 cars.  Our spears are cotton and paper.  The best on the market.
    • Eliminates plastic debris, scratches, and flaws inside the wheel bore with the white polish.
    • Polishes the wheel bore to a high shine with the tan polish.
    • After polishing and washing out the wheel bores as instructed, use the final cotton spears to coat the inside of the bore with graphite!
  • Have your own polishing idea, but no way to do it? We found these gems. One of the best swabs out there! Nice woven cotton swab on a stiff paper stick. Will not scratch or the surface of your plastic.
  • After you have wet sanded your axles, get that mirror polish with this compound. Use a drill and provided clean t-shirts strips to bring those axles to a mirror finish. More than enough to do a dozen axles. 1 Gram of 2 micron heavy concentration diamond polish. We use it on our axles! White T-Shirt Strips. No need to go and tear up that old t-shirt. We provided 2x strips for all your needs.
  • Not some cheap thing from a hobby store.  1 Dozen (12x) Applicators!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Most custom blends of dry lube contain a portion of this type of lube. Here's your chance to make your winning blend! Enough to play with to get your experiment down to a reasonable price.
  • 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). Please See More details Below