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wheel prep for graphite

Discussion in 'Building tips' started by Ricky_Bobby, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Ricky_Bobby

    Ricky_Bobby Pinewood Ninja

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    I am looking to prep and polish my wheel bores and was looking for some advice. I have turtle wax scracth and swirl remover and nufinish car polish. Will these products work? Thanks
     
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    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    It will polish them but if you want the most speed there is a better option.
     
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    Dont know how much you race or how important it is to you but Black Ice kit is kinda the industry standard. That being said people have used just about any combo of every product you can think of.
     
  4. Ricky_Bobby

    Ricky_Bobby Pinewood Ninja

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    I only race at the scout pack and district level with my son....I was mainly curious if what I already had would do the trick
     
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    You need to at least make sure you have good graphite. All graphite is not the same.
     
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  6. Ricky_Bobby

    Ricky_Bobby Pinewood Ninja

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    I just ordered the black ice kit and zero friction graphite....funny you say that....I used hob-e lube at my pack race and finished 2nd overall....I relubed with max-v for districts and it slowed me way down, on the same track! Our pack volunteered our track for the race
     
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    Will be there on Wednesday! You won't be disappointed.
     
  8. Ricky_Bobby

    Ricky_Bobby Pinewood Ninja

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    Awesome....thanks!
     
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    Ricky Bobby, how far is coatesville from Harrisburg?
     
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    Good move! That is some great product. Not that the Hob-e-lube or the Max V is bad stuff, but what you ordered in my humble opinion is better!

    Just remember even if it was the same track that they might have not had the hill set at the same angle. Or maybe you cars had a wiggle or two at districts?

    Anyway, I would be shocked if you were disappointed in what you ordered ....good stuff!

    Good luck with your races. Let us know how it turns out.
     
  11. Ricky_Bobby

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    I'm about an hour away from Harrisburg superslow.....yeah, I can't wait to use the stuff...my son wants to go fast, he's been 2nd in the pack overall the last 2 years, so we're going with a rail riding ladder car....pulling out all the stops this year! Lol
     
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    Were u doing any wheel prep before?
     
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    Remember speed starts with car set up and alignment. Bad alignment ruins everything else.
     
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    This is SO TRUE!!!!!
     
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    I still use the old Silver Bullet/block
     
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    I wasn't doing any wheel prep before....I would just get lightweight wheels and call it good....I'll have access to the track this year, my friend is the new race chief and he's going to do some dry runs before race day....more than enough time to dial it in
     
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    How are you drilling the car? Getting the drill right with getting the weight close REALLY makes a huge difference! Then the wheel prep and fine tuning of the car gets that last hundredth or two for a Scout car. The drill/alignment is the foundation of the build. If this is good, then everything else can be built upon that. Lots to read about the drill on this site.

    Good luck!
     
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    I picked up a drilling jig on ebay after last years race....and I have 3 scales to fine tune weight placement
     
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    Sounds like you are well on your way!!! Did you also pick up the "next level axle polish"?
     
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    I didn't....I have noxon 7, which I've used to polish golf clubs....they came out great
     

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