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Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 am
by Pack76oldtown
I was wondering if 100% dry teflon is compatible with graphite. Trying to stretch the dry lubricant rule for our dry lubricant inly race.
If the judges add graphite will it “gum up” the dry teflon? Or am I better off using pledge?
Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Re: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:46 am
by Vitamin K
I have never ever ever heard of anyone having good luck with dry telflon lube for pinewood derby applications.

Don't use that junk. :) I would stick with Pledge if you feel it is within the scope of the rules.

Re: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:24 pm
by Speedster
Please help me. I don't understand what you mean when you say you are trying to stretch the dry lubricant rule. Why would you not be using Hob-E-Lube graphite and learn how to lube the wheels by a recommended way. I have a tube in front of me with a $3.99 sticker on it. It can be purchased from Hobby Lobby.

Re: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:51 pm
by whodathunkit
Teflon powder alone just doesn't preform or work as well as graphite lube alone dose !
Mixing the two together is only going to compromise the performance of the graphite lube.

So you would be better off mixing different graphite lubes together then you would mixing the Teflon powder with graphite.

Teflon PTFE does not have mechanical occlusion characteristics similar to graphite or molybdenum.
In fact Teflon itself resists wetting and surfaces coated with these materials .