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Rehabilitation of the Power Rack.


The Power Rack frame and weights are made of steel.  Consequently it will rust over time.  The best way to slow down that process would be to periodically spray the weight stack and frame with WD-40.  That will work to repel the chlorinated water.  

Periodic maintenance is recommended, probably on an annual basis.  Wire brush any rust and touch up with a rust inhibitor paint. When a first class rehab is warranted do the following:

Remove the weights and sand blast the weights and any part of the Power Rack frame that is rusted.  Repaint with a rust inhibitor paint or better yet have the parts powder coated.  Most cities have companies that do powder coating and many also have sand blasting equipment.  You could expect to pay $50-$100 for the sandblasting and the same for the powder coating.  Although you will see an uneven finish of the painted surface, the Power Rack will otherwise look like new. 

All the hardware is stainless steel and can be reused.  The pulleys are made for ocean going sailboats and should also last for decades.  The leveling bolts at each corner of the base are stainless as well as the fitting into which they are inserted.  

All Power Rack parts are usually in stock although the old style weight plates are no longer made.  They were grey in color and in 5 pound increments. 

Call us at 800-913-7946 if more information is needed.  We are here to help. 


FURHTER ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:  The pulleys should be attached as follows:

The closed end of the pulley is called the bail.

The lower outside pulley bail faces the machine.

The top outside pulley bail faces away from the machine.  

The three top pulley bails face upward from the machine.

The two pulley bails on top the weight stack face downward.   

REASSEMBLY OF OLD STYLE POWER RACK with 18 5# weight plates:

One pulley is attached on the lower outside of Rack, 1 pulley at the top outside of Rack, 3 pulleys at top high point of rack and 2 pulleys on top of the weight stack (using the lowest 2 of the 3 holes at that point).  The longest screws are to be used for the three pulleys, the next longest on top of the weight stack and the shortest screws on the single bottom outside pulley.  The direction of the pulleys are as in FURTHER ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTION directly above these instructions.  There is the need for one additional bolt above the two pulleys on the weight stack.  On that bolt there are clear nylon tube spacers to keep the cable centered on the weight stack.  Terminate the cable or rope between the spacers. 

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