Tungsten weights for...
maximum car design flexibility,
and precise weight placement for speed
Why use Tungsten???
Tungsten gives you an advantage because it is about 1.8 times denser than lead, which make it is about half the size.
The single tungsten cylinder on top weighs .5 oz and is 7/16" long.
Tungsten 2oz weights
2 oz Tungsten weights weights
Tungsten 3oz weights
3 oz Tungsten weights
Smaller is better!
Tungsten Spheres weights
Precise weight placement
What is Tungsten Putty Why Use it
Pinewood derby tungsten putty is a moldable material made from tungsten powder and a polymer binder. Tungsten putty will not harden under normal conditions, and has a density of 10 g/cm3.
Tungsten Putty is an easy way to fine tune the weight of your pinewood derby car. Made to be malleable, you can quickly and easily place the last bit of weight to any derby car. Pinewood derby tungsten putty can be used at home when building your car or brought to the track to help bring your car up to weight on race day.
Simply add the tungsten putty to any small crevice or hole. Our tungsten putty is very sticky and doesn't need glue or anything added to help keep the putty in position. It can be pulled, pinched, cut and formed into whatever shape you need.
How to Use Tungsten Putty And Advantages of Using
Pinewood derby tungsten putty can easily be used for final adjustments to the weight of pinewood derby cars. Simply pinch off a small piece of the tungsten putty, knead it until it's pliable, and press pinewood derby tungsten putty into any cavity or hole in the car.
Pinewood derby tungsten putty has many advantages:
Add weight anywhere on your car!
Pinewood derby tungsten putty is soft and malleable so it can be changed into virtually any shape, and it can be broken into separate pieces.
Tungsten is child-safe. There are no toxic materials in it. Packaged in 1 oz pieces.
Main advantages and disadvantages of each metal:
Caution while using Tungsten Putty and Tungsten Spheres
Although pinewood derby tungsten putty is made from non-toxic ingredients, it is not a toy for children to play with. Always wash your hands after use, and keep it away from food and your mouth.
Tungsten BB's are not for children under 6!
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
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Tips & Hints
Spin each wheel on a polished axle with graphite and count the number of revolutions. If a wheel wobbles, try spinning it again. If it still wobbles, get another wheel that does not wobble.
When your car wheel rubs against the axle head it can cause the wheel to wobble because the corner of the axle head is not a perfect 90 degrees. Cutting a groove directly under the axle head removes this source of wheel wobble. Cutting this groove is difficult to do by hand, but it can be done with an axle file. Our grooved Speed Axles and Pro Super Speed axles have this groove, exclusive to Pinewood Pro, cut directly under the axle head.
Lead is denser than zinc but lead is toxic, so we do not recommend handling it. Use non-toxic weights like zinc or tungsten.
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