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Old 08-18-2008, 11:40 PM   #1
Ronald Moll
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I just bought a used olympic weight set and my barbell has some rust on it. What would be the best thing for me to use to clean it up and get the rust off without messing up my equipment? and would it work with all my equipment?
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:16 AM   #2
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Re: Rust

just get some sand paper or steel wool....heavy grit....and sand it off. Then buy some rustoleum mat finish and spray the area. That is what I did.

Or you could be lazy and just spray rustoleum over the rust.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:03 AM   #3
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Re: Rust

Boeshield Rust Free. You can find it on Amazon and maybe a local hardware store. Don't use it on any kind of coating- metal only.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:19 AM   #4
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Re: Rust

One thing to keep in mind is that as long as the rust is not causing the sleeves to bind, it is really more of a cosmetic issue than a performance issue. Do not go overboard gettining it off to the point where you destroy the knurling.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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Re: Rust

depending on how severe the rust is, you might try naval jelly rust dissolver. it works pretty good, and does not require sanding(it wont damage the knurling). It should be available at the local hardware store.

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Old 08-25-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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Re: Rust

I'll second the recommendation for the Boeshield. A spritz of that stuff and a paper towel is all it takes to take the rust off. Don't use it if the bar has a coating though.
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