Pinewood Derby Weight Block Square Rectangle Lead Ballast is a great way to bring your race car to proper weight in style. To achieve top speed, your pinewood derby car must weigh-in at the maximum allowable weight (generally 5 ounces). Our blocks come with flat bottoms that allow drilling (if needed) to remove excess weight.
Pinewood Derby Weight Block Square Rectangle Dimensions:
- 1.25 inches in length
- 11/16 inches in width
- .25 inches tall
- *30-35 grams in weight x3 (total weight of 90-105 grams)
- *Measurements are approx due to different densities of lead supply
Method of install is GLUE on. The bottom of this is flat. This allows you to adjust the weight to get the perfect Center of Gravity.
Please cover all exposed lead with paint or some sort of physical barrier. DO NOT sand lead without proper breathing equipment because Lead dust can be harmful to children if inhaled or swallowed. Consequently do not let you cub scout prepare the lead. Wash all hands prior to any additional preparation. Do not blow the dust off in an enclose work space.
PLEASE TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS. YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED!
HOW TO PAINT LEAD…. HERE IS A GOOD START
Especially relevant to your cub scout health, painting unprotected or unpainted lead will seal the substrate and prevent it from causing harm.
Surface Preparation — First of all, all surfaces must be clean, dry and free from anything that will interfere with the adhesion of the materials to be applied. Allow to dry.
Priming — Prime overall with one full coat of primer in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of 1 hour in normal drying conditions.