Tungsten putty is a non-toxic, pliable weight that is great for tuning your pinewood derby car weight and center of gravity. The putty sticks to anything, allowing you to place it anywhere you need, in any amount, in a few minutes.
No more drilling holes in your pinewood derby racer!
It is also excellent as a fishing weight, simply pinch off the amount you need and mold it around your line. The weight is similar to lead, but non-toxic and very easy to customize to get the perfect lure presentation. Warm and mold it around your line with your fingers, and it will harden again when you dip it in the water before casting.
Each closable tin comes with 2 ounces of putty.
Stephen Carmona –
I’ve been working on pinewood derby cars for a while. I first started with my children, then the past 10 years holding derby car clinics.
Tungsten putty is important to get your car to maximum weight. I keep the unassembled car weighted at 4.9 ounces. I drill a shallow 1/4 hole under the car and pack in the tungsten putty to make up the last bit of weight. That way on race day you can make small weight adjustments without trashing your car. The fastest car is the heaviest.
I’ve been getting tungsten putty from the large online derby suppliers. I figured I’d save money in shipping, use Amazon prime, and try a new product. This putty is less dense than the putty I’ve worked with in the past. It seems to have more sticky binder and less tungsten powder than what I’ve used in the past. I ordered 3 units. They easily fit inside one container. I even mixed some tungsten powder to the 3 blobs of putty.
I prefer the stuff I got before but this will work
Very nice product; just what I was looking for and exactly as described. Also, the retailer sent a very nice follow-up email offering to help with any questions I might have.
Extremely satisfied with my purchase, Item arrived on time and as described, excellent purchasing experience. Will recommend!
Steve Spencer –
I used it for adding weight to my flies for fishing, it was a little hard to get out of the container but it worked very well once applied.
John Simmons –
Great seller & great product! I used it on a slot car I am working on to run without down-force magnets.
C. M –
Great product! Nice weight
Molded putty into a canopy for my sons Pinewood dervy car.
chris neu –
Very helpful for model building and, especially, pinewood derby.
busted oyster –
good stuff for ballast in model airplanes… sticks well.
Kyra Harmon –
Great product and quick
Meghan S Dalton –
This tungsten putty is great for fishing in the trout streams of western North Carolina. It works better than traditional split shot because it is less likely to get hung up in the rocks. It allows you to add or subtract weight depending on river flow and depth. This is a must have for any trout fisherman. Tungsten putty is also environmentally friendly.
Michael D. Holt –
Excellent Service and product
John H Lowery –
Work great for balancing model aircraft.
Harvey C. Schwartz –
I received your product in the expected container undamaged. The 2 ounce metal container was easy to open. I had a difficult time removing all the putty from the container as the included plastic protector adhered to the putty. The instructions, regarding the putty use, you provided, via email, did not provide instruction regarding how to soften the putty, so I struggled extracting all 2 ounces of putty from the plastic and metal container.
I provided a 3 start rating due to the fact that the putty stuck to the plastic and metal container and I lost approximately .1 ounces from my order. As you know in the Pinewood Derby world, weight plays a big role.
I would like to recommend a researching containers that would eliminate the putty sticking to metal or hard plastics.
Robert Reddig –
Works well–a highly dense putty. But, beware, since it’s a semi-liquid, it DOES run. I put it in my Pinewood Derby car with a hole on the bottom of the car, and it “leaked” down overnight. So, if you do that, store the car upside down. Or better yet, make the hole from the top!
Good Stuff! My boys are in Cub Scouts, and this was for Pinewood Derby car weighting. I’ve been unlucky with tungsten putty before where it’s too crumbly and hard to get to adhere. This stuff has great consistency – it was easy to adhere, but had enough balance that it was easy to work with and break down too to get to a precise car weight. I’ll definitely purchase again for next year’s race!
Benjamin Knight –
If you’re debating between the plug weights and the putty I would get 3.5 in the plugs and then 1 oz in the putty. The putty is really amazing for micro adjustments.
Davis Walp –
Advertised as 2oz but that includes the weight of the container. Useable amount far less.
Amazon Customer –
Just what I needed to help my son fine tune the final weight on his pinewood derby car.
Pierced Armor –
Great product as always. Contributed to a 2nd and 3rd place finish in our PWD.
Chad Sumrall –
Kyra Harmon –
Cat Toureilles –
You don’t get a full ounce of putty! since it was cheap enough what can ya say, but reading another review, it seems all the companies might do this practice of shaving product. The Putty and the waxpaper equalled 1.000 oz. but i wasn’t interested in buying paper, was i? so they shorted me 0.015 oz. it’s just the principal of the matter. the product is good and tacky, so it should be good for my pinewood derby car.
Wanted to add weight to a Glock, by filling the cavity on the back of the grip. This putty, mixed with tungsten BB’s, was the best solution, because it was the heaviest substance I could find. The challenge was working with the putty, since it is REALLY sticky. Had to break it off into really small pieces, roll them up into BB size, and then drop into the grip cavity. Alternated every few balls with actual tungsten BB’s. Was only able to add 2.5 oz’s total, but that is close to a 50% increase in the weight of a G17 frame, so better than nothing.
Tech User –
Does the job. Not as sticky or malleable as some other brands but easy to work with and dense.
My son’s car won first in his den with this stuff in his car. Was simple to use. My only gripe is that there should be some instruction to NOT use this on the bottom of the car as it will ooze out over time. I just put some masking tape over it and it was fine to race.
Seems to be a great product. H
A. Gibson –
This is a good putty so I gave it 5 stars. It unfortunately is too viscous for my use though. I was going to use it as nose weight in my Discus Hand Launch Gliders inside a plastic sandwich bag but it is a bit too viscous and would not hold shape. I need a more solid Tungsten Putty for my use.
G. Price –
This is very heavy and that’s why it’s good to use for Pinewood derby cars. I had another use but it is very dense and would give a nice weight to whatever you use it for.