Bore waxing as the final step of wheel preparation has shown to be a significant speed benefit in Pinewood Derby Car Racing. It leaves a very slick final finish that reduces (Stiction) or starting friction for smooth, quick starts and faster overall runs further enhancing the performance of Krytox®GPL 100 racing oil for the ULTIMATE in Pinewood Derby PERFORMANCE!
Derby Worx has simplified this speed tip into a simple kit with our own blended Pinewood Derby Speed Wax along with a thin pipe cleaner for easy application and a thick / fluffy pipe cleaner for finishing buffing to a slick / friction free gloss before lubing.
***Prepare your wheels to your rule set, polish and clean your hub bores first. Bore waxing should be done as the final step before lubrication and assembly.
Apply a small bore Wax to the thin pipe cleaner and work it into the fibers not to leave any thick spots or clumps.
- Place in the wheel bore and gently apply the wax. The object is to get a coat of wax on the hub bore and not wipe it out when removing the pipe cleaner.
- Allow 30 mins for the wax to cure to a haze.
- Use the thick pipe cleaner to buff out the hub bore to a slick shinny gloss.
- Remove any extra on the wheel with a Q-tip or soft rag before assembly.