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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:

Pin striping sample
1/8 inch White
Pin striping sample
1/8 inch Chrome
Pin striping sample
1/8 inch Black
Pin striping sample
1/4 inch White
Pin striping sample
1/8 & 1/4 inch Yellow

Instructions for Applying Pinstriping

  1. Allow paint to dry completely before applying pinstriping.

  2. Decide where you want to apply the pinstriping, then unroll slighly more than needed. You will want some excess pinstriping on both ends.

  3. 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.

  4. Use a soft, clean rag to press down the pinstriping.

  5. With a sharp hobby knife, trim off the excess on each end.

Additional Tips
  1. 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.

  2. Pinstriping will accept most brands and formulations of clear coat. So, apply pinstriping after painting, but before clearcoating.

  3. Store unused pinstriping at room temperature

Color Suggestions
  • 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


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