Olympic Bar with Rust?

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    My brother game me an olympic bar with rust, and about 400lbs or so of weights.. Both have some rust on them.

    Do they lose any strength with rust on it? How should I handle?
     
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    Unless the bar is competely rusted you wont any structure.......same with plates, just ugly to look at :o might sand down the plates and throw a layer of primer and paint on there, outside of that cant do much
     
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    yea if it's surface rust don't worry about it.....if you want you can spray some WD40 on the barbell ends to help them spin....
     
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    POR is good shit for painting the plates.
     
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    Rust is gangsta, all the boyz in my hood have rust on their weights we keep in our front yards
     
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    yea i think rusty plates are way cooler
     
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    I have mixed opinions about POR15, standard Rustoleum from Home Depot is more then adequate for this (and most) application.
     
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    i hate POR15...I bought a tub of it once and never again
     
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    What'd you use it on?
     
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    floor pans in a 67 mustang with surface rust on them & a bunch of other parts
     
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    I recommend sanding down the plates until they weigh like 15lbs each, then post a vid of some ridiculous overhead press.:wackit:
     
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    this rust is exactly why I posted about barbell maintenence... I don't wanna be that guy giving away weights because of rust
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. Glad to hear I won't have to pitch these..
     
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