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Can a bent axle be polished?

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by Pack76oldtown, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Pack76oldtown

    Pack76oldtown Pinewood Ninja

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    Can a bent axle be polished?
    I ordered 4 grooved axles that were all to be straight. One of the axels came pre-bent to an unspecified degree. Is there a way to still polish it?
    I ordered it from derby dad 4 hire.
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    not easily. you would have to straighten it and re-bend it.

    My recommendation is use that as your non-dominant front wheel and polish the other three.
     
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    Dldoug Rail Runner

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    I may be mistaken but DD4H does not have an option for bent axel that is not polished from him.
     
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    T-Bone Racing District Champion

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    There’s not an option for that because the order is cut the tuning groove, polish the axle, and then bend it. Polishing a bent axle can be done, but it’s more difficult, and you could possibly be over polishing in some areas and not polishing in others.
     
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    Castoro Racing Council Champion Pro Racer

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    If you ordered all straight did you contact John that something was wrong with the order? Otherwise I'd listen to Mojo and use it for the raised wheel if you can.
     
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    Brian Stanley Council Champion Pro Racer

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    This right here, often the easiest solution is the best!
     
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    Pack76oldtown Pinewood Ninja

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    Hmm, i’ll try to find my order history to see what the invoice says.
     

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