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by davet
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: newbie ? "missile" pics added
Replies: 28
Views: 6207

Re: newbie ?

I used Panef brand Lub-A-Spray dry powdered graphite and I polish the bores with toothpaste. After the toothpaste I followed up the bores with graphite on a pipe cleaner. I tried the moly graphite and it seemed really coarse and my spin times were much slower than with the Panef. Because of a bout o...
by davet
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: newbie ? "missile" pics added
Replies: 28
Views: 6207

Re: newbie ?

I used the treadmill because it didn't contaminate my wheels. After the Pack race I relubed and tuned it on a board but it seemed that no matter how much I swept or wiped it I kept getting dust sticking to the wheels. I may varnish or seal the board and use it again. I am an amateur for sure. Never ...
by davet
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: newbie ? "missile" pics added
Replies: 28
Views: 6207

Re: newbie ?

Sounds like I should stick to the best powdered lube. I was going to oil because I sold our treadmill and I'd hate to get graphite all over the treadmill at work. I polished the axles to 3000 then used jewelers polish.
by davet
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: newbie ? "missile" pics added
Replies: 28
Views: 6207

Re: newbie ?

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Best of Show. Not bad for our first car. He did the major cuts, designed the look, painted and polished axles.
by davet
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: newbie ? "missile" pics added
Replies: 28
Views: 6207

newbie ? "missile" pics added

Hello all. My son and I built our first ever Pinewood Derby car last year and went to Districts with help from the posts on this site so thank you. His rig was a camouflage 8-wheeled tank with soldier on top waving a flag. My question is this: I ran graphite last year and would like to try the oil t...