To understand how to clean your rusty weights from your home gym equipment, first check what material they’re made of. In the past they were exclusively made of cast iron and were not coated with any material. Today they are also produced in steel and various heavy alloys and are also available with special resilient and shock-absorbing coatings. Over time cast iron weights, especially if stored in environments with a certain humidity or which are poorly ventilated, can show traces of oxidation and must therefore be properly treated.
Barbell rods can also have various problems. This is why you need to spend a little bit of time on a few simple maintenance steps that will help you keep your weights perfectly efficient and looking good.
How often you should perform this maintenance depends on where and how often you use your home gym equipment during this lockdown.