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Why some Districts won't allow Krytox

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by Pinewood Outlaw, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Brian Stanley

    Brian Stanley Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Whenever someone says this to me I gently remind them that the captain of the Titanic had been sailing ships for 40 years! :)
     
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    Jimmy & his 2 Kids National Contender

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    Oh that’s funny... sad really, but still funny. And a darn good point.
     
  3. gpraceman

    gpraceman Pinewood Ninja

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    Not so sure that any old lube should be allowed, at least not to be applied at the race. We had one dad bring his can of WD-40 and lubed his kid's car at the race. A cloud of that stuff was in the air and settling on everything around him. Maybe disallow use of lubes in pressurized containers at the race venue. Use it at home, not at the race. Of course, with that car, the stuff was oozing out of the wheel bores and dripping off the wheels.

    We allow any lube to be used, but we do try to catch over application at check-in. If any car shows up at check-in and oil is oozing out of the bores or dripping off the car, it is handed back to the racer to clean off the excess. With a graphite lubed car, we shake the car a bit and if a bunch of graphite falls off it, it is handed back to the racer for cleanup. IMO, checking for over applied lube is something that should be added to the start of check-in for every race. That will help keep the track from getting fouled, with whatever lube it may be.
     
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    flockshot Rail Runner

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    I don't care what the rules are, so long as they are the same for everybody. See you at the race.
     
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