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Red Rocket ?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:47 pm
by paulg
Hello guys I was curious to see if Red Rocket is available in a large amount for a workshop.
Just Pm me if you have any sources.Not trying to step on no ones toes but I'm not interested in small amounts and high prices.
Thank you

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:58 pm
by Speedster
Hi there, paulg. Welcome to Derbytalk.
I have Red Rocket but I chose to use Liquid Glass a couple of years back. A pint of Liquid Glass was $20.00 when I bought mine.
I'm curious, are you dealing with scouts? Using wax is an extreme in building a fast car. I can understand why you might want to demonstrate it to educate your racers but I doubt wax gives much of an advantage, if any, against the scout following science from start to finish.

Tell us about yourself and your interest in Red Rocket. My mind is always open to things if it is proven to give me a speed advantage.
I wish you the Best.
Speedster

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:51 pm
by Vitamin K
Hi paulg,

I have heard from more than one source that Red Rocket is just Rejex brand wax, with some kind of colorant added to it.

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Whether or not this is true, I can tell you that Rejex makes a fine wax for wheel bores.

Liquid Glass works well too. Either should do you fine for Scout Racing.

If you are using graphite, bore wax helps, but is less important. For oil lubes, bore wax is more critical.

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:39 pm
by paulg
My name Is Paul Grimsley from Concord NC it's nice to meet you guys.We are having a Girl Scouts Powder Puff derby races around my area after reading your comments maybe Red Rocket is not so user friendly we were told about this product thru a cub scout dad so we figured we would try it with our troop
Legend liquid glass and Liquid Glass has been difficult to near impossible to purchase.Maybe Rejex is something We could try.

We are also setting up some monthly local fun races for kids and adults I'm pretty sure that will get serious..lol.
Speester I can see your point as I have trouble keeping the girls attention at times just with science part of the build

The rules is really wide open with the girl scout scouts
Thank you

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:23 am
by Speedster
Paul, you are apparently correct. I could not find Liquid Glass anywhere. Perhaps they went out of business.

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:50 am
by bracketracer
I don't think they call it Liquid Glass any more?

http://www.mptindustries.com/mpt_products/classic.htm
or
http://www.mptindustries.com/mpt_products/argos.htm

Paul, it takes very little wax to do a set of wheels, a small bottle of Red Rocket would likely be enough for your whole troop. As others have pointed out, though, if graphite is the lube then using wax isn't as important as it is with oil lubes. With the wax, you want to keep it fresh so don't invest in a big bottle. It will go bad before you can finish it. I use my wax on my trucks so I buy a new bottle every year at least to keep it fresh.

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:56 am
by paulg
No I use Krytox oil

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:03 pm
by Vitamin K
I would go with the Rejex.

You can also get a can of Max-Pro Heavy Duty Silicone spray. It works great on the axles (for use with krytox) and you can also spray it on a swab, wait 30 seconds for the propellant to evaporate and use it as a bore prep. For scout level stuff, it is great.

Re: Red Rocket ?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:48 am
by Pacfanweb
I got Rejex from Amazon. It works like a champ on my truck's headlights, too. Easier to clean bugs and other junk off.

As far as the old-school Liquid Glass....it's still made.

http://www.liquidglasspolish.com/produc ... to-polish/