Fast winning pinewood derby car designs utilize polished speed axles.
Utilizing proprietary straightening, cnc machining, and polishing techniques, we produce consistent quality speed axles time after time. Take a look at our pictures of our quality work of pinewood derby axle close up pictures. They say it all! Our feedback speaks for itself. We are new to Etsy, we have 100% feedback rating over 3 years on Ebay.
There are 4 parts to making a CHAMPION.
· AXLES - Reduce friction through polishing
· WHEELS - The lighter the wheels, the faster a car can travel
· COG - Proper weight placement to maximize Potential energy and car travel
· TUNIING - Proper tuned car runs straight down the track! Not side to side.
This listing is for :
4x 100K axles
4x 100,000 GRIT Mirror polished BSA Axles! 100K is the highest axle polish offered by any PWD shop and Derby Dust is the only shop that offers it at this time. We continue to change old school traditions with new techniques. Or maybe it is overkill! Either way, we like the results!
**WORKS WELL WITH:
•Works with ALL DRY LUBES!
•Great for Krytox GPL-100 and other pinewood derby oil lubes.
**MAKE A SMARTER PURCHASE
You are going to spend THE BIG BUCKS on a set of axles, then protect them. BUY a #44 drill bit so that your axles will be installed the direction you need them to go. STRAIGHT! Have you ever hammered a nail and it goes in STRAIGHT and not BENT? Why would these nails be any different? Drill a guide hole, the axle will follow!
**HOW DO WE DO IT?
Minimum surface removal to ensure consistent diameters throughout the shaft. Tapered axle heads to reduce surface friction. No cheating with polished waxes that could easily become brittle and break off! This is a real metal polish job. We use a few fancy machines and then good old hands on skilled AMERICAN labor. Each axle is individually inspected by two separate personnel to ensure the HIGHEST QUALITY. Be confident we get it RIGHT the FIRST time.
Our prepped have been deburred, shaped, straightened and sanded down to a 2000 grit finish. From that point, each axle goes through a buffing process up to 60,000 grit MIRROR FINISH! We use separate buffing wheels to ensure no cross contamination. Yes it does matter!
Then we coat the axle with a pinewood derby friendly sealant. Why? Because polished metal will rust if you do not seal it. Through our professional, industry leading, lubrication resources, we have found a substance that binds the fluorocarbon - Krytox to metal. That's right a metal sealing agent that has one of the most friction less substances known to pinewood derby racing.
Our sealant is not an oil, rather an Krytox based solvent that instantly dries and seals the surface of the metal. It can be used with oil based lubes as well as dry lubes.
It doesn't "look" dry. It is DRY
These axles are not only FAST, they sound FAST. How do you know? Because they are nearly quiet when the wheel is spinning!
**FINISHING THE CHAMPION AXLES
Axles are wrapped in tissue paper to ship to ensure that your axles are not scratched up during shipping process. They are also shipped with a desiccant to ensure that we eliminate all potential problems. Why? Because we care about our product. We are proud of our product.
**SAVE CASH. SAVE TIME. SPEND THE EXTRA TIME ON TUNING.
You can't even buy 2 of the tools needed to do this for under $25. Much less the files sandpaper, sealer, and buffing materials.RESULTSWe are getting average speeds of 12.45+ feet per second out of these sets or 2.47's or less on a 30.75 foot metal track with DRY LUBE!
Shipping & policies
For the US, we prefer to ship everything USPS priority mail with a delivery confirmation number. Priority mail offers average 2-3 day delivery of shipment. Other methods of shipping are available upon request. I usually ship out next day after payment. Remember delivery confirmation is not in-route tracking, but it does offer a means of locating your item if it should take longer than normal delivery times. I charge $.50 more than actual postage to cover shipping supplies such as padded envelopes, postage labels, etc. Products are shipped so that they arrrive with the care that they were made with. I hate sellers that cheat out proper shipping, and I refuse to do the same!
I ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS! I prefer PAYPAL. There will be a 2 week hold before shipping when paying by check. I will notify you once I get it. If you plan on mailing payment, Track it! PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 10 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSING.
Returns & exchanges
Within 7 days from receipt. Product still in packaging or my defect: 100% plus shipping costs. Items returned for buyers remorse or no longer need are refunded 100% minus shipping costs as long as they are not opened. After this time, we will determine on per basis. We will not send replacement body because you mis-ordered.
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