A friend gave me about 100lbs of weights, including a weight bar, for me to add to my collection. I'm very grateful he's donated them to me. However the bar and some of the weights have some rust on them, and I'd like to basically wipe it off, and find some way to limit new rust from occuring. I did some basic searching of the forums using the keyword "rust" and didn't really find anything. So I am hoping some of you veterans of iron can give me (and others who read this thread) some ideas on what to do about rust on weights and weight equipment.
Thank you in advance!
08-11-2008, 08:31 AM #1
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08-11-2008, 08:40 AM #2
It may be a small world but I'd hate to have to paint it.
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08-11-2008, 09:06 AM #4
my olympic bar and weights have been in the backyard for 3 years now; rust is showing on the bar and on some of the plates where the paint coating is chipped.
i just let it go! if the weights are going to be outside they will eventually rust; so what! it doesnt effect their function in any way!
if you must deal with rust, after you remove rust; wire brush, sandpaper, steel wool, you will have to recoat the iron with something to prevent it from re-rusting. primer and paint, have it chromed etc...
IMO its really not worth the battle!
lift the weights and dont worry about their appearance!"As sure as the world stands, you jf1 shall spend an eternity in Hell in eternal torment..."
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