Required maintenance will vary depending on the application and environment, but no material or finish is 100% corrosion proof. Following these steps, however, will increase performance, appearance and add additional life to your barbell.Knurling & Bar Shaft:
Use a stiff brush to clean chalk and other residue from the knurling. Other areas of the bar shaft can be cleaned with a cloth and cleaner (if necessary). A stainless steel brush is recommended for stainless steel, hard chrome and raw steel bars. A stiff nylon/plastic brush is recommended for all other finishes.
If performed regularly, this can be done with a brush alone or with mild detergent. A quality metal lubricant can also be applied to help remove anything stubborn, such as heavy chalk, corrosion, etc. We find that 3-in-1 metal lubricants work well. If you plan to use your bar shortly after it is cleaned with lubricant, simply wipe it down with a cloth and mild detergent.Bushings:
If chalk is used frequently, it can over time get into the bushings and have an impact on sleeve spin. This is an easy fix and requires no disassembly.
Apply a few drops of lubricant to the bearings periodically, depending on your environment. This will help maintain a smooth, reliable spin, as well as help protect against the elements--especially in more humid environments. This requires no disassembly. Apply the same lubricant to the bearings from the inner sleeve side (standing the bar vertically) and spin the sleeve while the lubricant is applied. Repeat as necessary. DO NOT use anything with silicone added as it can dry out the existing lubricant and bearing system.
If your bearing bar is being stored, we recommend using a horizontal rack (not vertical).