FIXED Barbell Bars
1)What is the best form of corrosion resistance available on GP Barbell Bars?
Decorative Chrome as found on car bumpers, sink faucets etc. provides the most resistance to oxidation and rust from salt air or humidity.
2)What is the difference between Decorative Chrome and Hard Chrome?
Decorative chrome plating is a multi layer process that when done correctly has clear advantages in corrosion resistance. Hard Chrome is a very hard surface but provides very little corrosion resistance. Hard chrome is primarily used in oil bathed applications such as aircraft or automotive components often where parts are actually submerged in oil. From a corrosion resistance standpoint decorative chrome is 5 times more resistant to rust.
3)Why do so many companies use Hard Chrome on their Barbell bars?
Most Barbell bars are Imports and offshore plating can be a challenge. Additionally many Barbell Rack manufacturers use bar catch methods that are sharp and cause severe damage to the bars. Hard chrome being one layer and thin shows less damage but again rusts very quickly.
4)SO which method is the best choice?
If the associated racks are bar friendly then of course decorative chrome is the best choice.
5)What if I want GP Fixed barbell Bars with decorative chrome but I have a rack that will cause damage?
At time of order discuss your options, GP Industries can supply you with protective kits for your existing rack OR offer a Hard chrome Barbell Bar.
6)Does GP Industries offer a Barbell Rack?
Yes we offer a rack that is bar friendly with protective paint shields AND bar catch covers keeping BOTH the rack & bars looking great for years.