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NyOil lube tests

January 3rd, 2006 · 4 Comments

Randy at Maximum Velocity has done some tests using NyOil II as a lubricant. He found out that NyOil is twice as fast as the powdered graphite you get in tubes. Better yet, it lasts for months and for dozens of races before you need to re-lube.

It’s not a dry lubricant, but soaks into the wheels so it doesn’t drip like spray silicone does. Check with your rules person to see if it’s allowed.


4 comments so far ↓

  • Bryan Price // Jan 3, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    This comes about 35 years too late for me.

  • Brooks Glasnapp // Dec 23, 2008 at 11:48 am

    In my experience it is faster than the graphite powder. Not by much, but a little. Every little bit helps. My test was on Hot Wheels using a 26′ track w/electronic finish line. I’m not sure about long term tho, is it going to jell up with dirt/dust? Cleaning would be hard to do on a stock hot wheel that you’re not allowed to take apart.

  • Hyper-Tech Pine // Dec 14, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Some controlled testing has indicated use of graphite in conjunction with nyoil has yielded superior results. From what I remember of the study it it basically yielded the advantages of both types with faster intial start and higher top speed. We are still in the process of evaluating this data in our own experiments.

  • Hypertech Pine // Sep 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Further testing verified results. High quality flake graphite properly prepared application in conjunction with hi quality extreme low viscosity oil in very small amounts was superior to either alone. Synergistic affect of graphite fast start and oil high speed run. Broke all previous track records

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