Chrome Olympic Barbell


Old 10-16-20, 10:24 AM
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Chrome Olympic Barbell

I have a chrome Olympic barbell that the chrome is chipping off. Is there a chrome paint that I can use to restore it?

I have been researching the rustoleum but there has been mixed reviews.
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Old 10-16-20, 02:01 PM
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There are chrome paints but they dont last long on outdoor usage but clean it and go for it!
Old 10-16-20, 05:43 PM
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Those bars are usually electroplated in a dipping process.
I don't think you'll find a paint that is that strong.

There are places around that still re-chrome bumpers. They could dip that bar.
You might also look into powder coating.
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There is no replacement for chrome plating. You can paint the area to help prevent rust but nothing will ever be the same or as good as chrome. I like to use stainless steel paint. It doesn't look like chrome but it's pretty durable and corrosion resistant but nothing will stand up to setting heavy dumbbells' down on a hard surface.
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The information provided on this topic is very useful and all new to me. Thank you for saving me the time by preventing me going down a rabbit hole with regular paint and expectations.
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