Alot of vender's offer axle prep kits on the web I would find one you like start with around 2500 grit and go up to 50000 and finish off with mothers billet polish.That has worked out for me on the max v nickel speed axles.
Post by derbydominator on Jan 25, 2011 22:34:09 GMT -6
Welcome to the forum rooster. For the nickel plated axles, we have gone through a number of different methods to get the final polish just right for our league cars. However, one thing does not change, do not go below 1500 grit sandpaper or you will start to erode the plating. If you use 1500 first, then sand for no more than 15-20 seconds. Go as high as you can on sandpaper and polishing paper and finish with media of your choice. Mother's Billet which Art recommends has been a league favorite for several years. It is a .05 micron polish. Clean the axle afterward with alcohol if you are going to use the Mother's as it leaves a film.