Pinewood Wheel Bore Wax
Hard Core derby racers will coat the inner bore with a fine layer of synthetic Pinewood Wheel Bore Sealant after the polishing step. With new nano technologies, wheel surface friction is even further reduced to immeasurable levels. As most cub racers are in a time constraint, we feel that polishing alone is adequate to give you the advantage. Most of these waxes/ sealants need a good amount of time to cure. So, before you commit, be sure that you have the time to see it to the finish. If you are running in the Mid-America or NYC race derby, you will need to step it up a notch with a final bore wax treatment prior to lube break-in.
What we want to do is reduce that kinetic and static friction forces. During the race, the wheel hubs will rub on the axles. I talked about how to manually reduce those friction forces through axle and wheel preparation. However, there can still be more done to reduce friction! After you have properly prepared and polished your axles and wheels, choosing the best lube is the final step. Every millisecond adds up!
Pro Bore Wax from Derby Worx®
Pro Bore wax is the final step of wheel preparation and has shown to be a significant speed benefit in Pinewood Derby Car Racing. It leaves a very slick final finish that reduces Static Friction. Static Friction is also called “Stiction” which is the starting friction for smooth, quick starts and faster overall runs. Our Pro Bore Wax can further enhance the performance of Krytox® GPL 100 racing oil and graphite for the ULTIMATE in Pinewood Derby PERFORMANCE!
Derby Worx® has simplified this speed tip into a simple kit with our own blended Pinewood Derby Speed Wax. Also included:
- Thin pipe cleaner for easy wax application
- Thick fluffy pipe cleaner for finishing buffing to a slick friction free gloss before lubing.
***Prepare your wheels to your rule set, polish and clean your hub bores first. Bore waxing should be done as the final step before lubrication and assembly.
Pinewood Wheel Bore Wax Instructions
Apply a small bore Wax to the thin pipe cleaner and work it into the fibers not to leave any thick spots or clumps.
- Place in the wheel bore and gently apply the wax. The object is to get a coat of wax on the hub bore and not wipe it out when removing the pipe cleaner.
- Allow 30 mins for the wax to cure to a haze.
- Use the thick pipe cleaner to buff out the hub bore to a slick shiny gloss.
- Remove any extra on the wheel with a Q-tip or soft rag before assembly.