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I searched the archive and found where some of the site members were discussing this lube and commenting this could be 'The One.' I'm just curious if there are updated opinions from people about this lube's performance consistency over time?
No good. Too thick and distribution is the pits
Bought this at autozonetook 2 junker wheels, sprayed the crap out of the wheel, and could make fingerprint imprints on wheel flatsso, don't try this, may make it soggy in the axle where the solvent/propelent can't evaporate
Nah, guys, don't spray it directly on the wheels - of COURSE you're going to make a hell of a mess and kill performance. What I do is spray the stuff into a small glass jar with an eye dropper, then use the eye dropper to apply a drop to the outside of each wheel and where the wheel rubs against the frame. Give each wheel a spin to work the lube around, then wipe off the excess. Once it dries (and it dries fast), go back and use your graphite in the same way. Work that in with a small paintbrush so you get everything slick and shiny, and you're good to go.
Says "Dry" but isn't.
I've tried it as well and it created a fine powder film on the axles which would create some good lubrication if there was a fair amount of friction for it to work it's magic. It is more dense than graphite and the average Hot Wheels car isn't heavy enough to create the friction needed. Stick with graphite and don't forget to coat the part of the chassis that meets the wheels. You'll see a difference.
Many of you keep referencing graphite. Any crowd favorite brand(s)? Any less messy than others?
I got some teflon dry spray to experiment with. I'm going to apply some on a test car and run it on the dyno repeatedly to see if I can generate enough friction and heat to form a decent bond. I'll run tests without lube, no lube with sanded/polished axles, with graphite, with the spray and then with spray and graphite.
I may also try bacon grease. Even if it makes a mess, I'll get to eat some bacon and the car will smell good (for a while, anyway).