Originally Posted by Will Hurst
It doesn't make sense that the bars with the least mileage have the most wear. This would only indicate that the zinc coating process has come down in quality.
Anybody else experiencing this issue with the black zinc coating on Rogue bars?
Rogue doesn't have a plater in-house, so they send out for plating. It's possible that they switched companies for that service.
I have a 1+ year old Chan Bar with black zinc. The only place I'm really getting wear is the sleeves from the on and off with the weights...and it's not bad at all. No issues with the bar shaft coating, but then again, as a single lifter, I'm not nearly putting it through enough reps like an affiliate would.