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Old 02-21-2007, 05:35 AM   #1
John Velandra
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I just got my two KB's and am having a painfully good time with them - only problem (2 really) is there seems to be a fine coating of oil on them.... what is the best way to get rid of that?

Secondly, there is a slight ridge on the handles.... should I worry about that and if so, what should I file it away with?

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Old 02-21-2007, 06:07 AM   #2
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Morning John. Not sure how to handle the oil thing, chalk maybe? The ridge shouldn't be too problematic unless you start getting into high-rep cleans and snatches. For swings and most strength movements, I wouldn't think it would get in the way.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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could try dish washing detergent, seems to get rid of oil pretty well.

Or maybe tape 'em?

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:57 AM   #4
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I just went to Valery Federenko's certification and he did the following to all kettlebells:

1) Ground all the paint off down to about 1/2" above where the handle leaves the bell. Takes it down to the metal, he used a drill with brush bit
2) Used a ton of chalk until the handles were solid white

Just thought I would share how this guy took painstaking steps to make the handles perfect for 200+ snatches.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:11 AM   #5
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Assuming you mean paint.

Fast way.. Get some chemical paint stripper. Then sand the bits of paint still on there. Section off the handle so the stripper doesn't get on the bell.

I've done this with my bells from Valery.

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Old 02-24-2007, 06:37 PM   #6
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I would at least file the ridge down. You never know when you will catch a callus and rip it off.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:05 PM   #7
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To remove the oil use Trisodium Phosphate(TSP). You can pick this up at any Home Depot or Lowe's in the paint section. With the remaining TSP you can clean your driveway before you put a coat of sealant on it.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trisodium_phosphate
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