We are very excited that you are the owner of a Rogue Barbell. This bar will require some maintenance.
We recommend the following maintenance to keep the barbell steel healthy—frequency will vary based on climate:
1) Use a plastic bristle brush and a mild detergent to clean the knurl. This is just like cleaning the leaves out of your gutter, if you leave them in there, bad things happen.
2) Wipe down with 3:1 oil and brush into the knurl with a plastic bristle brush. The steel will soak the oil in and the bar will stay healthy.
3) Wipe off any excess oil with a dry towel.
The advantages of Black Oxide:
1) Black Oxide gives a barbell the best feel on the knurl because it is not a plating.
2) Black Oxide is a mild protectant against oxidization.
What to expect over time:
1) The barbell will most likely get a patina over time.
2) The bar will last a lifetime.
Rogue offers our very own Barbell Cleaning Kit, suitable for all of the finishes we offer.
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