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Polishing wheel surfaces and car under body.

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by OCDerby, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. OCDerby

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    Good evening,
    Through some interesting reading, there seems to be some conflicting discussions on whether or not the wheel surfaces should be polished. The thought opposed to polishing seem to be that it may increase slippage coming out of the gate and run an increased risk of misdirection while running down the track.
    Has anyone found an advantage / disadvantage to polishing the under body of the car.

    Thanks,
    OCDerby
     
  2. Pinewood Outlaw

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    The way I do it is The inside edge, inner hub, outer hub and bore get polished. Tread surface gets cleaned only...no slippery polish.
     
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    Deckard Pinewood Ninja

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    What do you use to polish the the inside edge, outer and inner hub with?
     
  4. Pinewood Outlaw

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    Use the Black Ice system that DD4H sells
     
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    Got it, thanks!
     
  6. Jimmy & his 2 Kids

    Jimmy & his 2 Kids National Contender

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    And don’t polish the underbody of the car. It should never contact the track other than at the stop section and on that you want it to stop.
     
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    Question... how many axles can I prep with the Black Ice kit? And will it store through until next year(I assume it will but thought I'd ask anyway)
     
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    That kit is for wheels....and you can do your whole pack id you want. Seal it up good and put in air tight bag and it will keep. For axles you need Next Gen axle polish and it will do hundreds of axles.
     

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