Protecting concrete from heavy use?

Old 01-14-15, 09:02 AM
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Protecting concrete from heavy use?

Hello, I was looking for ideas on how I can protect the dumbbells I made from concrete from chipping and breaking. Is there some kind of protective coating I can apply? Or perhaps I can wrap them in some kind of plastic with some foaming underneath, so even if they chip inside the wrapping, the weights won't gradually loose weight over time.

What do you guys think is the best idea? Thanks

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Old 01-14-15, 09:21 AM
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I'd leave the sonotubes and plastic caps in place and go crazy with duct tape.
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omg reinventing the wheel
Old 01-18-15, 11:07 AM
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Take into consideration any weight you will be adding such as tape or plastic. You could also go wild and buy a thick undercoating type paint and pour it into a 5 gallon bucket, dipping each weight into the paint. Or even brush it on thick.

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