Pinewood Axle Sand Paper

After you have removed the crimps and the burrs, it is time to wet sand your axles polish to a mirror shine using Pinewood Axle Sandpaper.  Derby Dust wet sandpaper assortment offers 10 different grits needed to get your axles mirror shine: 10000, 7000, 5000, 3000, 2000, 1500, 1000, 800, 600, 400. Wet sand is the key to making those axles have a mirror finish.

***Don’t forget to Seal your axle prep after you wet sand.  Leaving them overnight might make them rust!  After all, you have polished away the zinc plating.  Now you have polished steel.  ***

There are advanced league sealants out there that are crazy secret recipes.   Good ole Lemon Pledge will also do the trick.  Spray it down.  Let it sit there for about 30 seconds, wipe clean, and it should be good to go.

If you want that extra nudge use our Derby Axle Final Polish to finish the deal.  

Need an entire axle prep kit?  Take a look at our Pinewood Axle Polish Kit.  All the goodies!

Although we would love to own every video in the Pinewood Derby World, we find that some people just have it done right from time to time.  This is a great how to video for polishing pinewood derby axles using various grits of sandpaper.  Most stop at 3κ grit.  However there are a few that like to take it as high as they can go.

Thanks for the video.  We will help make you famous.  Please read his description as we agree that he should have started off with 400 grit Pinewood Axle Sand Paper first.


Pinewood Axle Sand Paper includes:

  • Sandpaper Assortment, Wet Dry Sandpaper Fine Grit Sandpaper ” Sanding Paper 10000 7000 5000 3000 2000 1500 1000 800 600 400 Grit
  • 9×2″ in dimensions.  Should do plenty of axles.
  • 1 of each grit = 10× different sheets
  • Best used wet