Since I reckon I probably am going to replace the axles on the cars of mine I intend to restomod, I wondered if it was possible to nickel plate the axles like those used in the Hot Wheels Faster Than Ever line. Apparently it is entirely possible. Now if I can find any pure nickel in hardware stores here...

Of course, whether or not this can actually work will depend on whether the plated axle winds up being too thick to fit inside the axle holes in the wheel. I just hope I won't take this to its logical conclusion and nickel-plate an entire car. Or would that actually be a good (or at least interesting) thing?