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Mini Pinewood Wheel Shaver

Mini Pinewood Wheel Shaver Mini Pinewood Wheel Shaver - make your wheels perfectly round and concentric with the axle bore.  In addition to making the stock wheels round, this stops any wasted energy from wheels because they are not turning true to each other.    In addition, out of round wheels ride as though the track itself is bumpy, robbing your car of speed. Be sure to check all parts of a wheel because even a perfectly round wheel on the outside can have an off-center bore. Need to know what to do to make a Speed wheel?  Click here

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: New Products|0 Comments

DIY How to Cone Pinewood Derby Hubs

Coned Pinewood Derby Wheel DIY Want to Coned Pinewood Derby Wheel DIY?  Thinking outside the box, Derby Dust techs came up with a way to allow EVERYONE to cone the hubs of their pinewood derby wheels in minutes with little effort other than time. One tool does it all. Cone the front of your hub for reduced friction. Flip your wheel around and true the inner hub with the same tool. Best of both worlds in one pinewood derby tool. We took a proven working concept of the Derby Worx Pro Hub Shaver, modified it and then simply use it

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips, Pinewood Derby Wheels|0 Comments

Pinewood Headlights & Tail Lights

Pinewood Headlights & Tail Lights Pinewood Headlights & Tail Lights for Pinewood Derby cars are easy to install. Fully assembled LED light kit that features 2 white headlights and 2 red tail lights (LED’s appear clear until turned on). This kit installs easily and only requires a drill and 1 1/8″ paddle or forstner bit. It comes with an adhesive vinyl protective cover to insure everything stays safely in place during the rigors of racing. Total weight of the light kit is only 0.3oz. so proper weighting of your derby racer can still be achieved for maximum performance along with

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: New Products|0 Comments

Pinewood Underside Glow Lights

Pinewood Underside Glow Lights Pinewood Underside Glow Lights is easy to install. A fully assembled LED light kit features 2 LED light strips of 5 blue and white lights. Additionally, there's 3 separate display modes to satisfy even the most discerning model car enthusiast: Fast blink, slow blink and solid. We designed the Pinewood Underside Glow Lights Kit to install easily. Assemblage simply requires a drill, 1 1/8″ paddle drill or forstner bit, 3/16″ & ¼” standard drill bits and some super glue. It's that easy. One, two, three and Bob's your uncle. The total weight of this light kit

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: New Products|0 Comments

Pinewood Derby League Car – Model A

Pinewood Derby League Car Kit- Model A Entry Level After many requests, we now offer a few proven designs of league racing cars.  These cars are designed after all the adult pinewood derby racing leagues.  Tech's at Derby Dust have packaged lightweight wafer cars with aerodynamic fins to reduce drag.  This entry level league car is a great start at getting that needed advantage on a competitive track. What's in the Pinewood Derby League Car Kit This entry level league kit comes with all the needed things to make a quick and easy car. Installation is a breeze because we

By |December 15th, 2019|Categories: New Products|0 Comments

Pinewood Derby Weight Hole Drill Guide

Derby Weight Drill Guide for Pinewood Cars Using Derby Dust's Derby Weight Drill Guide, you can drill virtually all weight hole designs.  First version will be designed for BSA distances.  If enough people request a variation, we will design one for extended wheelbase  Holes will be centered and space properly for nearly all basic designs.  Using our unique system, you can drill perfectly aligned holes as long as your bit will allow.  Use tungsten cylinders, lead, or steel weights to complete your car design. My son came up with this the Derby Weight Drill Guide design, drew it in CAD,

Pinewood Wheel Fins Fenders

Pinewood Wheel Fins Fenders Pinewood Wheel Fins Fenders  by Derby Dust Tech's are proud to present our new line of laser cut Pinewood Derby Fenders! If you are trying to give your Pinewood Derby car a unique look or if you are seeking to get the ultimate performance from your car, look no further than Derby Dust. Our laser cut fenders are simple to use, light weight, and will add style and speed to your Pinewood Derby Car. Our fender designs are developed with the latest research and track testing resulting in fenders proven to provide speed gains. CNC designed,

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Block, Pinewood Derby Body|0 Comments

Pinewood Axle Polishing DIY Kit

Pinewood Axle Polishing DIY Kit One of the key steps in making your Champions is turning those ugly BSA nails into race worthy axles.  For the DYI is we offer the Pinewood Axle Polishing DIY Kit that has all the parts to make mirror like finish.  Having the right tools makes this job a very easy process. Enough stuff in here to do quite a few axles. Proper polishing technique includes light filing for removing burrs, light wet sanding to reduce friction, and proper final grit selection based on type of lube allowed by your rule set. A polished axle

By |November 9th, 2019|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Axles, Pinewood Derby Polish|0 Comments

Pinewood Wheel Sealant Bore

Pinewood Wheel Sealant Bore Pinewood Wheel Sealant Bore is the last step in wheel prep for that Derby dad who needs the extra edge to a race.  Factory and reamed wheel bores contain minute (small) scratches, ridges and rough spots that create friction and decreases the car's racing speed.  Polish smooth with our wheel polish kit then go the extra step and seal the polish job.  This polish will smooth the wheel bore to reduce friction and make your car go faster.  This is an overnight job.  Got to let the sealant do it's job! Once your graphite lube has

Pinewood Axle Sand Paper 400-10K grit

Pinewood Axle Sand Paper After you have removed the crimps and the burrs, it is time to wet sand your axles polish to a mirror shine using Pinewood Axle Sand Paper.  Derby Dust wet sandpaper assortment offers 10 different grits need to get your axles mirror shine: 10000, 7000, 5000, 3000, 2000, 1500, 1000, 800, 600, 400. Wet sand is the key to making those axles have a mirror finish. ***Don’t forget to Seal your axle prep after you wet sand.  Leaving them overnight might make them rust!  After all, you have polished away the zinc plating.  Now you have

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Axles, Pinewood Derby Polish|0 Comments

Pinewood Derby Wheel Gauge

Pinewood Derby Wheel Gauge Well going to bring back a fan favorite pinewood derby tool - Pinewood Derby Wheel Gauge .  It measures 2 things with two different ranges.  First the overall wheel diameter.  The second measurement is for wheel width. It will be made of cast acrylic to bring the costs down.  Will laser cut and engrave them which will also save you a few bucks.  Also I'm going to show you the proper way to use it.  The original way in which you squeeze a wheel in between is the incorrect way to measure a wheel.  Especially with

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: New Products|0 Comments

Final Derby Axle Polish

Final Derby Axle Polish Final Derby Axle Polish is the newest addition at gaining more pinewood derby speed by reducing friction.  This addition is outside of our KISS method.  However, we added Final Axle Polish as more of our customers have become comfortable with building cars.  USE paster after wet sanding, this extra bit of polishing reduces friction even more. Benefits of Final Axle Polish Derby Dust’s Final Axle Polish brings a mirror shine to your axles. Experts agree that the better the axles are polished the faster the car will go. Final Axle Polish will allow you to create optimized

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: New Products|0 Comments

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