Jar of Graphite

Of the many lubricants for Pinewood Derby Racers, Graphite is considered the best!!
  1. Attach one wheel to one axle.

  1. Put the screw only 1/4" deep into the axle.
  2. Hold the dowel over the Jar of Graphite. Brush a little Graphite onto the screw. You want the Graphite to go between the hole of the wheel and the screw. Rotate the wheel 7-8 turns. Apply a little more Graphite to the screw and rotate the wheel 7-8 turns. [Repeat this step at least FIVE times.]
  3. The Graphite that falls off the screw and the wheel will go into the jar, to be brushed on the screw again!
  4. Tap the wheel against the jar to remove the excess Graphite.
  5. Tighten the screws so that there is a "Little" clearance between the head of the screw and the wheel.
  6. Repeat this process for all 4 wheels.