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Polish the axles on your Pinewood Derby car to make it fast. It's as easy as ABC! 

Example of pinewood car




Tip #31

Many axles that come in the pinewood derby kit have a slight bend. A bent axle will slow your car. To check your axles, spin the axles in a drill. If they wobble, they aren't straight and should be replaced.

Tip #36

Use a small file to remove the burrs on the axle shaft and head. Use only moderate pressure. The axle metal is soft and it is easy to file too deep.

Tip #39

Do not use a low grit (below 400) sandpaper on your axles. It will scratch the axle shaft. Use a small file to remove the crimp marks and file only where needed.

Pinewood Derby Car Axle Polish

Introducing our exclusive

Secret Formula Axle Polish

for Pinewood Derby Cars

Axle Polish for Pinewood Derby Cars

The combination of our two step polishing process and
special formula takes polish technology to a
whole new level. The result is superior
to any other polish available.

        Easy Two Step Process:

  • Step 1: Removes rough spots and gives the axle an initial polishing.
  • Final Step: A very fine polish that gives your axle a mirror like finish.
See for yourself. These close-up photos of an axle show the axle before polishing, then after using our step 1 polish then the finished result after applying our Final Step polish.


After Step 1

Finished Axle

Our polish is an easy to use paste and takes only a few minutes to apply.
Axle Polish Instructions

Each kit has enough polish for several sets of axles.

We also offer the "Final Step" polish as a separate product for use on axles
that already have a smooth surface and just need a final polishing.

Store in your refrigerator between uses to prevent the polish from drying out.

Recommended for axles that are supplied in the official derby car kit
Axle Polish for Pinewood Derby Cars

Secret Formula Two Step
Axle Polish

Recommended for use on our Speed Axles and other axles with a smooth surface

Secret Formula Axle Polish
Final Step Only

Before using our polish, prepare your axles with our
file and sandpaper
More On Our Axle Sandpaper

Axle File

Axle File

This needle file is just the right shape to remove the burr and crimp marks on axles.
needle files
Axle Sandpaper

Axle Sandpaper


Four pre-cut strips
Instructions included

sandpaper Kits

Four 4 1/2" strips of sandpaper pre-cut to the proper width for polishing axles.

Includes 2 strips of #400 and 2 strips of the hard-to-find #1200 paper.

Enough to prepare 2 sets of axles.

To place your order:
1. Enter the quantity you would like to order next to each of the above items.
2. Click the "Add to Cart" button below.

First place pinewood derby winner

Tyler got 1st place overall using our axles and weights.

We did in fact win our pack championship. My son couldn't be prouder of his trophies. Thanks again for everything.....Ronnie P
We've used your axle polish combo for the last 5 yrs. We came in 7th at the Council race using your polish on stock axles. Nobody could believe we used stock axles. We set District records three yrs in a row on stock axles with your polish. Thanks... Dave T