The principle a stainless steel barbell being stainless, is that when the stainless steel is exposed to the air, the surface will generate a very thin chromium oxide layer, which isolates the steel from air.
So it’s not a easy thing to make a stainless steel barbell rust, but there is also a possibility, needs to meet two requirements together:
- Remove the chromium oxide layer;
- Cover the surface with iron;
How to achieve?
—- The answer is to use a steel wire brush.
When scrubbing a stainless steel barbell with steel wire brush, plenty of iron particles will be stripped and leave within the gap of knurling. That makes it meets the two requirements together, the stainless steel bar will get rust.
So steel wire brush is definitely the KILLER of Stainless Steel Olympic Barbell, keep the barbell away from the salty humility places.