Removing rust from a barbell

February 1, 2011 Other
Rust removal, barbell, coke

Deadlifting bloodies the shins. Do you want to deadlift with this rusty barbell?

Rust removal, barbell, coke

Rusty knurl. Gnarly.

Rust removal, barbell, coke

Neglect.

Rust removal, barbell, coke

What a pity.

Coca Cola, rust

Let’s drown these rusty sentiments in Coca Cola Classic ® .

Rust removal, barbell, coke

And drown the chances of me getting Tetanus deadlifting with it.

Rust removal, barbell, coke

Die rust! DIE!

Rust removal, barbell, coke

Rust removal, barbell, coke

Well here’s a week later.

Rust removal, barbell, coke

GllLLllLll

Rust removal, barbell, coke

That’s great.

Rust removal, barbell, coke

Who wants Coke?

Rust removal, barbell, coke

I’d scrape my shin on this! Juji: 1 Tetanus: 0

Rust removal, barbell, coke

Beautiful.

Tetanus

TETANUS NO!!!!

4 comments

  1. James S. says:

    What type of container are you using to contain the tarp/coke/barbell? I’m having trouble finding something that long

  2. Jon Call says:

    Hi James, my dad went to a hardware store and got some long wooden beams, had them cut, and just nailed 4 pieces together to create that structure that encased the plastic that encased the barbell. You’ll have to build it. Shouldn’t cost more than $10 for the wood…

  3. Ken says:

    Hey Jon,

    Does soaking the barbell affect the sleeves rotations ? Did you remove the sleeves and oil them after ?

    • Jon Call says:

      I would imagine if the barbell was already rusted, you have bigger problems than an affect on sleeve rotation. FWIW I do not do olympic lifts, where the rotation is most important… And the barbell still moves and rolls around at will. Hope this helps. I need to soak this barbell again got rusty again been about 4 years. It’s an awesome barbell btw, it is actually the one I “learned” to deadlift with when I was 16 lol! I bought it from my gym when they closed and it’s been my friend ever since. Only bar I’ve ever done the lifts with. ^_^

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