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Old 06-13-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
John Frazer
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I notice several people say they do this -- how fine a grit do you use? Do you repaint afterward to prevent rusting?
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Old 06-14-2006, 05:05 AM   #2
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Depends on the KB. With early DDs and lot's of others, you need to start with a metal file to get rid of the seams (usually under the handle) that are the real hand killers. Then emory paper, rough to smooth, is the best. Buy lot's. I finish with 500 paper.

Never repaint. Once they're done a 30 second buff with the 500 will take off any rust.

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Old 06-14-2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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So if I'm getting this right (from this and the KB Concepts thread) it needs to be smoother than regular cast iron like the Powermax KBs, but not as smooth as the KB Concepts paint?
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:40 PM   #4
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It's not just "smoothness". My 24kg that I used at GS comps is as smooth as glass. The metal just has a much better feel and doesn't get sticky/sweaty like paint.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:45 AM   #5
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Yes rather than smoothness its more "texture" you have to worry about. This is why some of the kettlebell manufacturers use powder-coating which is very smooth. BUT in my opinion actually provides too much of a grippy texture. My hand actually sticks to it! I hope that is useful!?!
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