We’re comparing the high performance bar, so the chrome bar here is hard chrome barbell, instead of decorative chrome bar.
The differences between the two bars:
- Knurling depends on the thickness of the coating:
Cerakote: 1-2 mils
Hard chrome: 0.005-0.01 mils
So you see hard chrome is much thinner, the knurl would be more aggressive;
When doing a salt fog spray test, cerakote lasts 5-10 times longer than hard chrome;
For other applications, cerakote performs better than hard chrome on anti-corrosion.
No matter abrasion resistance or drop performance, cerakote performs better.
- Logo available:
Hard chrome: no
Of course you could also consider the combination like:
Cerakoted shaft+ chrome sleeve, or
Chrome shaft+ cerakoted sleeve
Whatever your favourite.
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