Flashing tape prevents metal-on-metal chafing
Based on reviewers' comments about metal-on-metal chafing between the Neutral Grips and the Fat Bar, my first step was to cover each Neutral Grip's two contact surfaces with 2" x 6" strips cut laterally from a roll of 3M Typar Flashing RA tape. That tape is 6" wide.
So far, I see no chafing and no damage to the powder coating on the top Skinny Bar or on the bottom Fat Bar. Any kind of butyl rubber peel-and-stick tape probably would work. The 2" x 6" dimension fits both the top and bottom contact surfaces on the Neutral Grips.
If the flashing tape wears through, I will replace it or look for a thicker sheet of rubber or synthetic material that I can cut to size and glue to the contact surfaces with 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive. If anyone has used such a sheet or other anti-chafing material with the Neutral Grips, please post a review with details of how to apply it and where to buy it.
I really like the Neutral Grips, which I bought to avoid potential shoulder problems from performing weighted chin ups and pull ups. For me, the biggest advantage is the ability to vary the spacing between the grips. Also, at 5' 8" I can do a full hang from the Neutral Grips on my RML-490 (90" uprights) rack with my knees bent but not touching the floor. Taller users should determine how much vertical space between the Neutral Grips and the floor they will need.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com