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Tungsten, lead, and steel weight for your pinewood derby car.
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Detailed car plans, with templates and step-by-step instructions.
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Pinstriping for Pinewood Derby Cars
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It's easy to add style and pizazz to your pinewood derby car with pinstriping. Just follow the step-by-by step instructions given below to get an effect such as this:
Instructions for Applying Pinstriping
Allow paint to dry completely before applying pinstriping.
Decide where you want to apply the pinstriping, then unroll slighly more than needed. You will want some excess pinstriping on both ends.
Keeping the pinstriping taut between your two hands, lower the pinstriping onto the car body. If needed, remove and reposition until the pinstriping is in the desired location.
Use a soft, clean rag to press down the pinstriping.
With a sharp hobby knife, trim off the excess on each end.
If the pinstriping will end on a curve (such as the "1/8 Inch White" striping shown in the photo above), continue the pinstriping about an inch under the car. If you stop on the curve, the pinstriping will tend to curl up.
Pinstriping will accept most brands and formulations of clear coat. So, apply pinstriping after painting, but before clearcoating.
Store unused pinstriping at room temperature
Black Pinstriping - Any lighter paint color
Yellow Pinstriping - Black, and most Blue, Green, Red, and Purple paints
Blue Pinstriping - Black, White, and most Yellow and Red paints
White Pinstriping - Any darker paint color
Red Pinstriping - Black, White, and most Yellow and Blue Paints
Chrome Pinstriping - Any paint color