Duplicolor Paint Formulation
Many times I have recommended to our readers that they avoid "enamel"
paints. This type of paint takes a long time to cure (many days), and
thus contributes to graphite fingerprints and paint on wheels.
Instead, I recommend "acrylic lacquer" paints. This type of paint
dries quickly (hours) and has a nice hard finish.
"Duplicolor" is a paint brand that I have often recommended as an
acrylic lacquer paint. It can be found at most auto parts stores.
However, Duplicolor has rebranded their products and has introduced an
enamel product line. So, when buying Duplicolor you must be careful
in your selection. According to Duplicolor, cans labeled as "Perfect
Match" contain an acrylic lacquer formulation. Duplicolor also offers
another family of acrylic lacquer paints that are identified as such
the label. The bottom line is when shopping for Duplicolor paint (or
any brand for that matter), it pays to read the label.
Maximum Velocity Car Kits
If you are planning a race and are not required to use a specific kit
type, our MV Basic Car Kit is just what you need. These attractively
priced kits are equipped with:
So, if your organization does not mandate a particular kit type,
consider our Maximum Velocity Car Kits
Quality Block - Unlike the blocks provided by some organizations,
our blocks are soft, northwestern pine blocks, cut precisely to 7
inches long, 1-3/4 inches wide, and 1-1/4 inches tall. These
dimensions, as well as the axle slots accurately duplicate the
dimensions of standard pinewood derby blocks from BSA and PineCar.
Simple Axle Preparation - Don't worry about filing off flaws, or
losing hub caps. Our Speed Axles have no burrs or crimp marks, and
install without hub caps. With or without polishing, they are ready to
go. We supply five, so you have a spare.
Quality Wheels - Forget cheap, out of round wheels. We supply top-
quality wheels to give great performance.
Can We Help?
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