DRY GRAPHITE (HL651) with molybdenum, contains lubricating properties which tend to make it the preferred dry lubricant. It continues to break down into smaller graphite particles as it is applied to areas of increasingly tighter fit. This means Dry Graphite has more "cling" than Dry White Lube and will adhere to smooth surfaces for longer-lasting lubrication. Dry Graphite can cause smudges, so care should be taken to not stain model finishes. Graphite conducts electricity and should not be used on switches or other electrical contacts. Dry Graphite is excellent to use on • Model railroad trucks, axles, journals and couplers • R/C airplane, boat and car push rods, control cables, steering and throttle linkages, roller bearings and bell cranks • PineCar Derby® racers • Household locks, hinges, glides and window and door tracks
Dry, powdered lubricants will not attract dust or dirt, nor gum up from an accumulation of grime or airborne particles. Unlike many wet lubes, they are not affected by high or low temperature extremes. Dry lubricants are ideal for sliding surfaces because the powder works like micro-fine ball bearings between the surfaces. However, dry lubes need to be replaced more often than oil because they do not cling as well to the lubricated parts. Dry lubricants are perfect for use in low-friction areas, and on parts exposed to dust or dirt, or where gumming and oil drips cannot be tolerated. Oils are often preferred over dry lubes for lubricating because they tend to "float" items being lubricated. However, dry powders can be used on virtually any material, as they will not be absorbed into more porous surfaces such as woods and plastics. Many dry lubricants are commercially available, but Hob-E-Lube is produced specifically for hobby needs.