What axle polish do you use?

Jav74 Wednesday, 9/5/2018

 I see that Chevy uses turtle wax brand. How about the rest of you? I’ve only used the red block that comes with some dremel kits. I imagine it’s not the best. 


Discussion

I have used a few different brands but haven't seen any difference in them. 

  • That's Red Pill speak for...Yes, I do have a favorite...and I'm not telling you. — LeagueofSpeed
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LeagueofSpeed 9/6/18
Event coordinator

Well...if I told ya....and I'd hate to have to do that :)

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Jav74 9/6/18

Thanks. I guess if I can’t afford fte’s, I won’t be able to compete in most races anyway. 

  • Check out Red Pill Racing you tube channel. He builds a ton of mods and a lot of them are built without FTE wheels. I’m in the same boat. The FTE ‘s I do find are few and far between. I can’t seem to find anything in my neck of the woods. ( north of the border). — 41-14
  • The color changer cars also have nickel-plated axles — 72_Chevy_C10
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LeagueofSpeed 9/6/18
Event coordinator

Many use Turtle Wax products and McGuire s as well 

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LeagueofSpeed 9/6/18
Event coordinator

It's more axel prep with non FTE wheels/axels, but one of my fastest mods has mainline axels...a Country Club Muscle that has won two titles this year...and MDG Racing doesn't use FTE packages either and builds fast cars.

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Jav74 9/6/18

Yeah, I was just gonna buy a known brand and go with it anyway. I just wasn’t sure how sub par the dremel block was by comparison. And it’s almost gone. I believe what you’re saying about fte vs. a well done car. It’s just annoying that the bay prices aren’t so great on fte’s. And knowing which ones are the ideal axle width is difficult for a noob sometimes.  I always bought cars to customize for show. I’d never heard of or even thought about modding to race until I stumbled upon this place while looking at customs. 

  • I too have a fastest modded car that is not fte. It was my nephews and disregarded by him probably 7 or so years ago. I just did all the stuff I read from you guys. Didn’t change the axles either. He never bent them like the rest of what I found of his. It’s that turbolance or whatever. — Jav74
  • And, my Javelin got smoked by a non fte at Bare Muscle 4!lol — Jav74
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redlinederby 9/7/18
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I used some Brasso metal polish on non-FTE axles and I do notice a difference. I usually rub on with a rag and then buff with the Dremel. 

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Jav74 9/7/18

I do notice a difference as well. I used my dremel and the red polishing block. I could take a new mainline car that had 30 stock cars in front of it and get it in the top 10 doing what I learned from all of you. And man, the graphite does wonders as well. 

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