Graphite on wheel tread

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Graphite on wheel tread

Post by Speedster » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:32 am

I read very recently where someone covers the wheel tread with graphite. If you are set up to rail ride, is this wise? Do you want the dfw to have lesser ability to stay on the rail? Do you want any of your wheels to have a slippery tread? Has anyone ever tested this?



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Re: Graphite on wheel tread

Post by Vitamin K » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 am

The only time I'd want a slippery tread is if I were building a 4-wheel-touching rail rider, and I wanted minimize the traction of the 4th wheel as much as possible.



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Graphite on wheel tread

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:17 pm

It might offer a slight improvement
In heat times! Say 4 thousandths of second on smooth aluminum tracks.
Might even offer more of a benefit on rougher tracks!






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Re: Graphite on wheel tread

Post by MaxV » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Here is an experiment that showed a very small improvement from graphite on the tread surface:
http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewoo ... imes-v8i2/



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Re: Graphite on wheel tread

Post by Speedster » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Thank you all.



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