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Billy's Red Neck Syringe & Needle Graphite Applicator Experiment: Take 1...Ouch !!

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by ratrodsrule1, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:12 PM.

  1. ratrodsrule1

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    The Corona folks offered the Smirnoff folks a Super Bowl ad if they would allow the CDC to rename the Corona Virus to the Vodka Virus and Billy was excited to be offered a part. Unfortunately he was testing his Hypo Needle theory at the time. Since his ER stint turned into a cardio stent the Big Dummy's on some heavy duty blood thinners. Removing the needle cover just when a Bay Watch episode was airing he became distracted (for some reason). Yep.....needle deep in the finger, just followed the blood trail and there he was looking for bandaids. (true story)

    Seriously, will someone PLEASE try this procedure or if you already have report in, so the knucklehead won't turn himself into a pin cushion ? Stay Thirsty My Friends.......RRR

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    It won't work the graphite won't flow.
    You tube had a guy mixing graphite & alcohol to make a paste to pack in the bores.
    I tried it & it's more trouble than it was worth. It did work it just wasn't better & it damages any bore sealer you may be using.

    Max V lube has the best applicator I've seen & it's a high quality graphite mix. "Derby evolution"
    John & Joel both have videos on their sights.

    Polish the axles & bores til they look like glass, You'll need a 30 to 60 power jewelers loop to inspect your work.
    Prep the axles with sailkote or pledge & use your pipe cleaners to smear the graphite in the bore.
    Place the axles in the wheels, Shake, Rattle, Roll & repeat.
    Put the axle wheel assembly on the car "loose" add more from both side of the bore, then set your gaps.
    If all the inner surfaces are covered the wheel should spin with no noise.

    My 2 cent
     
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    Thanks J2.9.........good info. I was hoping the graphite syringe thing would help my Niece and Nephew's family fleet because we'll be building 6-8 cars for each Grand Prix which our rules call for graphite. Max V is awesome but a very well respected member of this and another member from another said MV was a great burnishing graphite but after the burnishing use Hob E Lube as your running lube. 2 guys at a high level of knowledge. Never tried that but probably will to see what happens. BTW that's a nice lookin' avatar you have there LOL LOL.......RRR
     
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    Burnish with the Max v lube but race with DD4H.
    Save the bottles with the aplicator & re fill them with the race lube
     
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