Pinewood Derby Paint Sets!
Pinewood Derby Acrylic Paints - Six colors!
You get six high gloss acrylic paints so you can make the coolest car ever!
Paints are water based for easy clean-up and they dry to a permanent finish.
They are non-toxic and clean up with water.
Big camel hair brush to make painting fast and smooth for a sharp finish.
Hint: Use masking tape to mark off areas of the car to paint in different colors.
Sanding Sealer - seals your pine wood before painting
Pine wood is a porous, soft wood. The first layer of paint will soak right into the wood and
Sanding Sealer will seal the wood giving you a deep shine when your final layer of paint is applied.
For an even better base, use two coats of sealer and lightly sand the first layer after it dries..
Clear Gloss Paint Sealer - protect your paint job!
Sealer protects your cool paint job from scratches, nicks, graphite smudges, dirt and finger prints.
Preserve your perfect paint job forever with a clear glossy seal."
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
Tips & Hints
Make your car slim. If your car is too chunky, there will be lots of weight in the wood, leaving less weight for your weights. You want lots of weight so you can move the center of gravity to the optimal point to maximize inertia.
Many of the BSA "nails" that come in your kit are crooked. Chuck each axle in your drill and spin them. If the axle looks blurry as it spins, that axle is crooked. Replace crooked axles or consider getting an Axle Press Tool to straighten crooked axles.
Nyoil stays on your axles throughout the race, unlike powdered graphite that blows off every time your car goes down the track. This gives Nyoil coated axles a speed advantage if your car keeps racing.
My son, won his pack derby today on our first attempt! He won 9 races in a row and none of them were even close. Thanks for your assist in this father & son memory.
- Kevin from VT
My son won 1st place for the fastest car. Thank you for all of your tips and tricks they were a big help.
Great tips in your Winning Secrets book! This was our first year and my son was the overall District Winner. There were 250 racers at the District race so I'm guessing we have something like 1,000 scouts in our district. With that type of competition you need these tips to be competitive.
- Mike from FL
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Your tips were Fabulous! Competing in the District Race tomorrow...Our first time making a car! You ROCK!!!!
- Nancy B from NC
My son and I finished 1st in our race! My son won the championship, and my daugther's car won 2nd place in the Family division. We were all very happy! Thank you from the entire family!
- Josh, Haley and Philip