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Best Chalking Methods for Vulcan Elite Competition Kettlebells
Last Updated: 10/20/2014
For Best Chalking

Elite Competition Kettlebells were designed with competition in mind. The handles are ground to a fairly coarse texture that enables the handle to hold chalk much better than a smooth handle. One of the problems of a raw steel handle is rust. The main concern with rust and corrosion is during ocean transit as well as while the kettlebells sit in the warehouse waiting to go to a loving home. We have experimented with a number of methods of protecting the handle without interfering with the functional properties of the handle. The handles are coated with a thin coating of a clear acrylic substance. Even with this coating, the Vulcan Elite will still accept chalk very well; with water or with dry preparation. For maximum chalk adhesion this coating can be easily removed with fingernail polish remover or acetone. If you use either of these products, read the warning labels associated with them. The easiest method is to apply the remover to a few paper towels, it should not be dripping, just damp. Rub the handle vigorously underneath and on all sides, you will see the acrylic has a grayish tint color as it comes off onto the paper towels. Avoid getting any of the remover on the painted area of the kettlebell, as it will remove the paint partially.

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