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Axle Prep

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by xtremethings, Sep 21, 2020.

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Old Jig-a-Loo or?

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  1. xtremethings

    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    E1EEC621-1E8B-49F8-B8F5-9E820B0F0DE6.jpeg I was kind of caught off guard after finding out we needed to get a car turned in by the end of the week for our local Council’s championship race that’ll be Web Casted. We had our pack race back in February so felt it was a good idea to throw on some new wheels with a quick axle prep.

    Our Council/Pack opted to go with basically Box Stock rules to help level the playing field and we usually see some fairly stiff competition at the finals. The axles are definitely dialed in as far as polishing goes, but I’m concerned that my Jig ain’t what it used to be.

    The question I have is how long is a can of Jig-a-Loo good for? It just seems like it isn’t the same as when it was new. I’m assuming it’s probably due to the loss of some accelerants, but is it worth using or just go with some DuPont Chain Saver stuff. I also have a can of some MaxPro Super Lubricant, but I never had a chance to do any testing that o wanted to do since it’s not the usual Heavy Duty stuff.
     
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    TRE PWD Royalty Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    If the jig still sprays out is good
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    That is some of the best news I’ve heard for months.
     
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    Jupiter 2.9 Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Good luck with the "Shoney's Big Boy"
    That's a good looking car. Also good to see a Scout race going off.
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    I thought this year was going to be a wash so it was nice to have the Area Council onboard with making it possible to support the remaining Pack races and hold the finals.

    That Big Boy is fast one, but I had no idea how challenging box stock was going to be. The big surprise was when my non-aero car beat some razor cars in the dad’s race.

    I really enjoy pinewood derby season and the plan is to keep it going through NPWDRL sometime in the future.
     

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    Jupiter 2.9 Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Watch the race tonight & send one in to see where you stand. If your new to league racing ?? These guys can get a BASX car crazy fast, take a look at the rules & see whats going on.
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    Our Pack track seems to run on the fast side, but here’re the times Big Boy ran back in February. 5230D4A5-894D-451B-A2FA-72C415556E9A.jpeg
     
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    TRE PWD Royalty Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    all track are different you never know where you stand til you send in
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    He was more talking about how your cars stack up against league racers.

    It will accomplish two things.
    1. It will keep you racing all year.
    2. It will make you faster (even if you think you are already fast)
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    That’s what I’m afraid of.
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    Back to the original question about using some old Jig-a-Loo. I also have a can of Sailkote that I’ve heard good things about, but I’m not sure where it stacks up against the Jig.
     
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    ljo District Champion

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    Sailkote will eat wheels, if you don't let it flash off. I've only used it on graphite cars, and I feel like Pledge is better.
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    If you are using graphite, lemon pledge is a lot easier to use. I haven't seen an advantage to using Sailkote over pledge.

    If you are using oil. Jig is the way to go.
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    My wife says that racing in pinewood derby is my good addiction. LOL
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    At least I’ve got the construction and drilling down so the construction part is relatively quick. Now I’ve just got to dial things in to help squeak every little bit of speed out. Still an addiction, but not as bad as the first time the bug hit me.
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    I’m using Holy Water oil
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    I’m using Holy Water oil and I was mainly concerned that that Jig goes bad over time. It’s spraying fine, but it just doesn’t seem the same as when it was new.
     
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    ljo District Champion

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    Shake the heck out of your Jig, and see if it gets better.
     
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    xtremethings Pinewood Ninja

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    We were lucky enough to go up against a Champion League Racer’s boy the last three years at the finals which really forced us to step up our game. We got so close to winning last year, but his son has since moved on from Cub Scouts so I’m hoping we’re the new “ones to beat”.

    2019 Finals Times (-0.0013):
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    2019 Car:
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    Do not use Sailkote with oil
     

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