Rocket Pinewood Derby Car Design Plan
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Be sure any decorative parts are super glued into place! If you lose a piece off your car it will affect the weight of the car, resulting in loss of inertia, decreasing your speed.
Put a coat of wood primer on your car before painting it because pine wood is porous and will absorb the first coat of paint. Lightly sand the primer after it dries, then apply a final coat (or two) for a clean, finished look.
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Hey Joe- Just wanted to pass on the good news- and a few nice pix. We ended up in 2nd place out of 63 cars racing. Not too bad, and we'll be at district in a few weeks.
- David from IL
Using the tips on your website, Daniel's car won every race for his den, and won the district races. It seemed that his car got faster with every run. We have memories that will last.
My son won third in his pack, and we are waiting the district race. Thanks again for all of your wonderful products!
- Tom from AZ
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We won every race we entered as well as the grand prize for the fastest car! Thanks for your help and interest.
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- Natalie from CO