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Secret Oil Process

Discussion in 'Building tips' started by birddog, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Quicktimederby

    Quicktimederby PWD Royalty

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    I still get Jiggy with it!! After the beat down Ponyexpress put on us I'm sure his lube of choice will be fly'n off the shelf when and if it become public knowledge.
     
  2. AC Designs

    AC Designs Council Champion Pro Race Winner

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    I think Pony Express uses some of that magic dental fluoride that he uses to shine folks teeth with. I think that is the secret to his speed. Plus those awesome tools dentists have.[​IMG]
     
  3. DEW36

    DEW36 National Contender

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    The 3M Silicone works really good too.
     
  4. DEW36

    DEW36 National Contender

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    Thanks AC! Now I have a song stuck in my head from one of my kids cartoons! Enjoy!
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcQeeWmgrE4[/video]
     
  5. AC Designs

    AC Designs Council Champion Pro Race Winner

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    DEW, glad I could help you out buddy. That song is so funny.
     
  6. EggHead Racing

    EggHead Racing Pack Champion

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    On the Lube that Pony Express is using, at times it's leaking onto the Track. I'd like to know what it is, so I could tune with it on the tread my wheels :)

    I'm not trying to downplay his win. Congrats !!!
     
  7. tmeyer

    tmeyer League Racer

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    is this factual information?

    Besides the speed gains that we all witnessed in the last MOTM Qualifier, what makes anyone think that Pony Express is using a different lube than the rest of us? that being Jig and Krytox oil?
     
  8. tmeyer

    tmeyer League Racer

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    is this factual information?

    Besides the speed gains that we all witnessed in the last MOTM Qualifier, what makes anyone think that Pony Express is using a different lube than the rest of us? that being Jig and Krytox oil?
     
  9. HurriCrane Racing

    HurriCrane Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    In the DVD from DD4H he mentions not letting the spray haze the axel. When I use the jig, they are always hazy. Is this a problem and how would I avoid it?
     
  10. Rocket car

    Rocket car PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    No problem, just shake off excess and air dry.
     
  11. HurriCrane Racing

    HurriCrane Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Thanks! Now I can stop driving myself nuts trying to prevent the haze. Next is to figure out why my reprep is never as fast as new parts.
     
  12. down4derby

    down4derby League Racer Pro Racer National Champion

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    How many runs and what type of track are you on before re prep? The plastic on the tread gets dirty and pitted. Are you cleaning them and lightly sanding the contact areas of the treads?
     
  13. GravityX

    GravityX PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    As crazy as this may seem, factual indeed!
     
  14. HurriCrane Racing

    HurriCrane Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    I do clean the wheels with alcohol but did not sand the contact area. I have some work to do on my track also. I have noticed that with DD4H wheels with inner edge bevel are getting chipped up. Must have a joint out of line but cannot locate the culprit yet. I do not see this damage on other wheels.

    I have a two lane, 40'Freedom. I did not count the runs but it had to be over a hundred.

    Thanks for the tips.
     
  15. thewalrus

    thewalrus Hammering Axles

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    I know this is an old thread but I could use some help. I ordered the DD4H DVD and watched it last night. I need to polish the axles (and wheels, and oil the car) - preferably tonight. It's unclear to me what I should be using as a replacement for the blue can and whether things have changed in the couple years since. From the thread I'm guessing the jig is the substitute, but given the lack of retailers and the fact that my daughter's race is this weekend I don't think I'll be able to use it even if it is the best substitute. Is there a next best option? I see 3M dry silicone spray mentioned above in one post. Again, I'm not sure this is the right info, and given a couple years have passed things may have changed again. If someone can pm me the best substitute for the blue can I'd appreciate it.
     
  16. Chief

    Chief PWD Royalty

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    I think given your situation, I would use the 3M spray. The fastest guy here said it was a good substitute, and at the scout level you should have no problem leavin them in the dust. /images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif Just be sure to follow all the other tips for alignment and weight etc. Best of luck and keep us posted!!!
     
  17. kickaxe

    kickaxe Pinewood Ninja

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    I agree with Chief, but if the 3M will not arrive on time, SailKote (black can found in most local boat supply stores) works really well too. However, much like Jig, you need to spray the axles and let it sit for awhile (a few hours) to make sure the accelerant evaporates or it will melt your wheels.
     
  18. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    The Dupont Chain Lube is the same formula as the old blue can and can usually be found at Lowes. The new blue can is different, it stays wet, I wouldn't recomend it.
     
  19. BulldogRacing

    BulldogRacing PWD Royalty Pro Racer 5+ Pro Race Wins!

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    I used 3m dry silicone and had fair results. You will do great in a non league event with it.
     
  20. Knotty Racing

    Knotty Racing District Champion

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    Hurricane,

    Check your stop section. I found that to be the culprit on our 32' Freedom.
     

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