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Sanding Joints on a Best Track.

Discussion in 'Pinewood Derby Help Videos' started by BulldogRacing, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Then either I'm unaware of something or they are because it does cause hydrogen embrittlement. I worked as an airframe mechanic for years and we were not allowed to use Simple green for that reason.
     
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    PushcartDerby Rail Runner

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    Thanks for the good instructional video Bulldog. You went all out!
     
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    This looks great and scary as heck all at once. Is there a specific sandpaper that is better than next that you would recommend?
     
  4. BulldogRacing

    BulldogRacing PWD Royalty 5+ Pro Race Wins! Pro Racer

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    I used sand paper that I buy from an automotive paint supply store. Some guys who have done this have told me they used mothers to polish when they were finished sanding. It works! Good luck. I bought a small section of track that I set my cars up on and polished that first, with more confidence you will do better!
     
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    I bet you were Frozen Stiff after seeing that video. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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    Hey Bulldog great effort! A suggestion from a guy that has been restoring classic wooden boat for 20+ years, use a long board! By using a short block you are creating dips or valleys in the track. If you used a 18" block (white oak preferably) with even pressure you will not create those dips but a longer transition ovet the joint area. And as stated before vacuum between grits or wet sand it aND wipe down often.
    Great job!
     
  7. BulldogRacing

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    Great Ideas! Thank you.
     
  8. Kinser Racing

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    Dude!!! My dream job, you are so lucky! I love those boats!
     
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    Thanks. Unfortunately no one is spending $50,000 to $75,000 for restorations anymore. Use to do 4 to 5 a year. Thank God for that 4 yr degree in marketing! Now I'm building 8 gram basswood bodies instead!
     

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