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Old 05-02-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
Wesley Mire
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Power Rack Rehab

I have a power rack that I got from the side of the road in the trash.
I have had no space for it for about the past year and it has sat outside under a friends patio. I now have room for it and want to fix it up.
Yesterday I bought all new hardware (nuts, bolts, washers) for it and disassembled it. It has some pretty good rust, what should I do to solve my rust problem? Sanding it seems like it would take forever and i might not get an even finish, and getting it sandblasted seems expensive. Anyone know the approximate cost to get something like this sandblasted?
After it is sandblasted how should I paint it? Any suggestions are welcomed!

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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Re: Power Rack Rehab

I don't know that you really need to go to the expense of getting it sandblasted...just to keep it functional you would probably be fine to hit the major rust areas with a wire brush and then go to town with some rustoleum spray paint over the whole thing.

I'm not sure what kind that is...maybe an old biodyne? The pull-up bar looks distinctive.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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Re: Power Rack Rehab

I would suggest taking it to a powder coating place. Not sure what the prices are out there but it would be roughly $100-150 in California.

They would sand blast it and powder coat it which would stop it from rusting in the future and be the most durable coating you will ever have on it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: Power Rack Rehab

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I don't know that you really need to go to the expense of getting it sandblasted...just to keep it functional you would probably be fine to hit the major rust areas with a wire brush and then go to town with some rustoleum spray paint over the whole thing.

I'm not sure what kind that is...maybe an old biodyne? The pull-up bar looks distinctive.


Plus, a little surface rust gives it character.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Re: Power Rack Rehab

Paint it with POR-15, right over top of the rust. It's made to stop rust. Plus, it won't rust anymore if it's indoors anyway. POR-15 is kind-of thick too so it smoothes out the surface, then you can paint right over it.

You should take a close look though and make sure the rust is only on the serface. You don't want ANY weakening of the structure of that rack when it's there to safe your life.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #6
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If you do decide to have it sandblasted, check with your local headstone/grave marker makers to see if they do it.

I used to dabble in custom motorcycles (choppers mostly), and had a local headstone maker that would sandblast parts for me for $35/hr with a 1 hr minimum. I'd box up everything I needed done, drop it off at his shop, go get lunch, and it would be ready for me when I was done eating.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:21 AM   #7
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Re: Power Rack Rehab

Thanks for the info, I am going to make some calls today about sandblasting.
I have no clue on the brand of the rack though....but here is a pic fully assembled, i put it together last night with the new hardware

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I got that bench (nautilus) for 80$, I thought it was a good deal...was I correct?

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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That bench looks nice - I like these sliding seat designs. Do you know the model number?
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That bench looks nice - I like these sliding seat designs. Do you know the model number?

That appears to be the Nautilus NT1010. I have one like it but in grey instead of white. I'm pretty sure it's out of production now, but you should be able to find a new Lamar LS512 or Body Solid GFI21, which are both fairly similar in design. Parabody also made a similar bench years ago, but they're not around any more either.
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That appears to be the Nautilus NT1010. I have one like it but in grey instead of white. I'm pretty sure it's out of production now, but you should be able to find a new Lamar LS512 or Body Solid GFI21, which are both fairly similar in design. Parabody also made a similar bench years ago, but they're not around any more either.
I do have the BodySolid GFI21 Just wished it were just a tad more stable/solid.

Awesome alternatives btw, never knew about the Lamar. If you could, what is the height of that NT1010 when flat?

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