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.
As this oil is clear and odorless, is almost undetectable. When properly applied, Krytox is much cleaner and leaves no trace on the tracks.
Pinewood Derby Car Performance Oil Lube -PROL is also perfect for that nice paint job that you worked so hard on. Graphite will stain and ruin a light color paint job but PROL will not. DO NOT ADD dry lubes such as GRAPHTIE, MOLY, Or Tungsten. The dry lube will gum up the viscosity of the solvent, thus increasing friction!
Available in 3 sizes: 1/8 oz, 1/4, and 1/2 oz fluid volume. More than plenty enough to last years and years because you only use 1 drop per axle.
Please check your local rules. Many pack and district rules only permit dry lubricants such as graphite.
Pair with 100K axles for best performance:
What the forums say about using oil:
When using Pinewood Derby Car Performance Oil Lube -PROL, it is important to remember that less is best. Applying too much will cause the viscosity of the oil to slow the car down.
- Place two drops of PROL on the axle shaft where the wheel will rest.
- Gently turn the axle with your fingers to allow the PROL to coat the shaft where the wheel will rest.
- Place a wheel onto the axle shaft.
- Spin the wheel a few times and allow to come to a stop.
- Remove the wheel.
- Wick off the excess oil from the axle with a clean piece of paper.
- Reinstall the wheel back onto the axle.
- Repeat for the other axles and wheels.
Once your wheels are installed and your axles are tuned, do not remove your wheels for any reason. Apply a new SINGLE drop, spin the wheel, wick away excess with the corner of a clean piece of paper. It does evaporate, but very slowly unless the car is stored in a hot location. We recommend lubricating with PROL no more than two days before the race.