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Dax Steele 12-31-2013 01:52 PM

Rust proof equipment.
 
I live at the beach and I'm looking to outfit my garage which faces the water when it's open and it's not ventilated.

I go to the local crossfit gym to train but want the option to workout at home a few days here and there.

My main question is about bars. Should I just accept the fact that in this salty environment any steel bar will corrode and get a bargain bar. Or upgrade to the zinc treated bar which claim to be more corrosion resistant.

Any advice?

Keith Miller 12-31-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Dax Steele (Post 101188)
I live at the beach and I'm looking to outfit my garage which faces the water when it's open and it's not ventilated.

I go to the local crossfit gym to train but want the option to workout at home a few days here and there.

My main question is about bars. Should I just accept the fact that in this salty environment any steel bar will corrode and get a bargain bar. Or upgrade to the zinc treated bar which claim to be more corrosion resistant.

Any advice?

Just don't get a bare steel bar, it will rust faster than you can lift on it!!

I would get a chrome plated bar, but most types of plating will likely keep the rust at bay.

Darryl Shaw 01-02-2014 11:29 AM

If you're just starting out I'd get a mid-range chrome or zinc plated bar from Rogue or Pendlay. It should last for years if you follow Rogues maintenance instructions (link), but I wouldn't worry too much about minor surface oxidation unless it starts really eating into the bar. If you're really worried about it though you might want to take a look at Ivanko's stainless steel oly bar.

http://www.ivankobarbell.com/products/obs20kg/


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