Pinewood Derby Car Graphite Derby Dust ™ Dry Lube

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Pinewood Derby Car Graphite Derby Dust ™ Dry Lube


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(17 customer reviews)

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.

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Best fastest pinewood derby graphite powder dry lube

This stuff definitely works: we lubricate every car of ours with this best fastest pinewood derby graphite powder dry lube, so it is truly responsible for every craft work of ours and our brand reputation. We are throwing down the gauntlet to the market with this product.  If you have to use dry lube, then remember to leave them in the dust with Derby Dust™ Dry Lube.  Remember to follow our break-in method to get the most out of your graphite dry lube needs.  Build layers of lube!



Our fastest builds reach the average speeds exceeding the speed of 15.4 FPS for the last 10 feet of the track.

Apply the graphite lubricant on the friction points: between the head of the axle and the wheel, and between the body of the axle and the wheel.

This product is a proprietary blend of the industry best dry lubes. And in this case, the product itself costs something.  No additives such as moly or tungsten to mess things up.  Pure, fine graphite.  Proper humidity, flake size for all pinewood derby needs.  Good for axles and wheels.  Smear it into the body so that it will help eliminate friction for those who can’t camber wheels.


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Regarding our dry lubricant, only graphite is referenced in the report. Other components are not hazardous and are present in unsubstantial quantities. There is no need to list them separately.




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Weight2 oz

17 reviews for Pinewood Derby Car Graphite Derby Dust ™ Dry Lube

  1. Fred-PA

    Tried the comp sample. Thanks. We won the local division! Onto districts. Now supporting you! 🙂

  2. Member id trekkie527

    Hi. I bought this item recently and used it on my son’s derby car. Thanks to this stuff, it clinched the pack victory in a really, really close championship race. My son is now pack champion and he’s thrilled. Was wondering if it’s possible to purchase more … and to save it for next year? Would it keep and be as effective if I save it at home for next year as opposed to purchasing it next year before his pack derby? Please let me know. Amazing stuff. Thanks so much! Now he’s just eager to get his trophy!
    – trekkie527

  3. Gary O.

    5/5: “Well satisfied with Derby Dust , Won fastest in Pack.”
    January 30, 2012

  4. Member id thomas13103

    Good Times!!!!! We Won!! Buyer: Member id thomas13103
    Mar-16-12 15:07

  5. Member id call6573

    awsome stuff Buyer: Member id call6573
    Mar-07-12 19:33

  6. Member id byhisname

    Great product–derby dust–we used it & we won. Thanks!!!!!!!
    Feb-19-12 20:37

  7. Member id wreckem72

    Fast shipping! Awesome product! 100% Satisfied!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jan-31-12 19:30

  8. Member id c-1

    Premium product, professionally packaged with quick shipping! A+++
    Jan-26-12 08:52

  9. Member id iraqivetgijoe

    WOW! This stuff really works. Product is highly recommended. A+ seller Buyer:
    Dec-02-11 16:27

  10. C. Volk

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that my sons car use durby dust and took 1 place at the pack races. Then took 1 place at distric and set new track record of 3.106 at a speed of 159.7 scale miles per hour and now he gets to go to council races May 5th in Wichita Kansas. thanks Durby Dust!!!!! P.S. I will be ordering more soon!!!

  11. bryan 3/5/12


    Thank you for getting me the derby dust last week when another vendors highly rated product just did not cut it.

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing your products with me. The experience has been really positive.

    For the derby the combination I ended up running on my sons car and three other kids car (single moms) was

    bsa certified wheels and axles rules
    The polished nail (1000 grit) with creme toothpaste polish Light initial dusting of BP2000 dry lube gently hand rubbed into the axle Pre fill the wheel and axle with another dry lube and spin 5 by hand at slow speeds with a slight shake to distribute, This could take 5-6 times Once I have 20+ spins the wheel is mounted Once the car runs straight the final dry lube is added by a needle fill to both side of the wheel and spin for maximum speed and duration.

    Progression: based on processing 20 nails, fastest 16 running on a car Straight wheel and axles nothing done 10-12 spins of time (seconds) Sand and polish (tooth paste and rinsed) 15-16 seconds of revolutions before stopping

    Light dusting and burnish maybe 1 more second of spin

    If I use bP2000 as the final lube and break in the maximum wheel spin is
    23 to 24 seconds, good for most races but not going to districts.

    With derby dust dry lube added at this level of prep the spin count averaged 31 seconds of spin before stopping.

    Based on running on the test track at the house (25 feet) with a pace car
    20 spins/seconds loses to the pace car by 1 car length (7)
    24-25 seconds of spin loses by 3 inches at the finish
    31 seconds of spin beats the pace car by 2 inches based on 5 runs with lane swapping

    In real time comparisons:
    Track 32 feet, wood with high tech finish electronic time and start gate

    5 Oz car, running 4 wheels down, 7 inches long ran the track in 2.49 seconds, which Grand Prix software calculated as 216 mhp estimated.

    At the race on Saturday, my sons car won the grand prize for best average time over 4 runs and set the track record for speed. The attached picture is his car.

    How do I know the extra revolution of spin made a difference as the number two car, lost by 500th of a second. Less time than it takes for a hummingbird to flap his wings 3 times in hoover flight.

    If you have any question please feel free to call and I’d be glad to try it. My wife this morning said she had still not sent the extra $6 for speed shipping I will make sure it out tonight. The only thing better than your product, was the teams attention to detail, in getting the product out to me quickly, to make the race day event. The three kids cars, who I used it on also did well making the day special for them.

    Thanks so much for your time and help.


  12. L. Cappelli

    We won this weekend! First try after 47 years. Thanks for all your help, great product & we would not of done so without you. 3 generations are very proud. Humble lessons are on tap.

  13. @403woodcrafts

    So the weekend before our Pack race, I gave a sample of Derby Dust to some friends that are in another pack. They generally have good cars and have been very helpful to us in our first year. So they watch the treadmill turn in video and used the Derby Dust on his car. Well, he won Webelows II Den and his Overall pack. He had a top speed of 195mph!!

    My sons are in the Tigers and the Wolves. Our Pack has a wooden 3 lane 28 foot track and each car runs each lane twice, then after the slowest time is thrown out they place the top 3 by average time. My Tiger won his den by having an average of 0.018 seconds faster than second and finished 4th in the Overall. My Wolf won his den by having an average of 0.086 seconds faster!!! The Cub master walked over to me after the first run and mumbled…. damn that was fast! An average car on our track runs about 2.65 seconds (180 mph) My Tiger was running 2.63’s and .64’s (his is the car with the fishtail problem) and my Wolf was the only Scout to run under 2.6 4 of his six runs were 2.58’s and .59’s!!

  14. Member id smb9495

    Great product, won our first derby!

  15. Member id mitchell_99

    Great product, love the derby dust!

  16. Member id phyedguy1269

    A+++ First Place with Lube

  17. Member id tater67_99

    ausome product. Race was friday my boy took 1st place
    Apr-15-13 13:44

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