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Teflon Spray vs Pledge with Graphite

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by Aaron Atkinson, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Aaron Atkinson

    Aaron Atkinson Lurking

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    My pack rules require graphite lubricant. (I wrote the rules and there’s a back story for why). I have always used pledge on the axles. Recent research of the friction coefficient between polystyrene (assumed wheel material) and Teflon or Silicone suggests Teflon friction coefficient is less. Theory and practice differ in my experience. Any experience or advice with Teflon spray would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
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    Loud2ns Pinewood Ninja

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    Well, we definately need the story with that tease!!
     
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    Charles Studer Council Champion Pro Racer

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    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Which teflon spray?
     
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    3m waterproofing? Or what?
     
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    Only silicone additive I have used is Sailkote. That was on top of axles prepped with wet paper and cloth from 800 to 12k and dd4h polish, cleaned with alcohol and then sailkote. Sorry, haven't tried pledge as comparison.
     
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    Not much experience there but I am under the impression that sailcoat is a step above pledge.....
     
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    Charles, would you use the Sailkote if prepping for oil? I have been running all Graphite till now but want to test a new car with oil and am wondering about the axle prep? Txs!
     
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    Jig-A-Loo is a good one for oil.
     
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    Txs for the tip on that. Where does one pick that up?
     
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    Think someone was selling some on the for sale section here
     
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    After applying Sailkote souls you buff or just run it as is?
     

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