When it comes to choosing your rig/rack, there are so many questions to ask yourself: Where will you put it? How much will you spend? When will you use it?

But one of the most important, yet often overlooked, factor is the finish of your rig.

How you choose to finish a rig or rack will dictate many characteristics and ultimately, how you use it.

There are three main categories for all Bulldog Gear finishes - Powder Coat, Galvanised and Selective Powder Coat (aka Bare Steel.)

The most typical finish that we have created for customers is Powder Coated.

This is the default coating for our products as we’ve worked with a specialist to develop our own blend of textured powder coat which gives an aesthetically pleasing finish but is also perfect for indoor use.

Powder Coat offers a more colour durable and scratch-resistant finish than regular paint - which is ideal for equipment that is going to endure frequent use.

Typically, the Powder Coat finish is added to our rigs and racks that are kept indoors thanks to its sweat resistant properties.

You will usually find these rigs and racks in strength and conditioning facilities or CrossFit boxes - where the rigs are used frequently and often vigorously.

Other spots you may find the classic powder coat in, is inside garage gyms or around the home.

Despite being best placed indoors, Powder Coat rigs can be placed outdoors however, they will eventually rust over a period of time.

While the signature black textured powder coat is a customer favourite, another characteristic of powder coat is that the colour can be changed. If this is something that would match up with your space, it’s a possibility to explore.

The second option that we offer all rigs and racks in is ‘Galvanised’. This is a method involves coating the product in a protective layer of zinc.

Galvanisation weather-proofs equipment, making it the perfect option if you want to have your rig, rack or even axle bar outdoors.

Weather resistant, galvanised products will avoid rust for between 15-25 years. Meaning there is no need to worry about leaving equipment outdoors - particularly if you’re used to the rain!

Our most common galvanised product is the ‘Perseverance Rig’, as featured in The Home Gym Series. Designed specifically for gardens and outdoor gyms, once galvanised, there is nothing that can stop the rig - perfect for the person who wants to train come rain or shine.

Additional benefits and placements of a galvanised rig include hot countries and rigs by the beach. Galvanising protects against salt spray and hot climates. If your equipment is based in a hot country - this could be the option for you. 

The final option is ‘Selective Powder Coat’  which is essentially has an unfinished option for a section of the rig.

While the rest is powder coated, once the steel pull up bar has been cut, it is cleaned and brushed but left without a coating.

Customers tend to find that the grip of the the bare steel hits the sweet spot, in-between powder coat and galvanised. If you do choose to use bare steel, it’s better suited to indoors and away from the elements.

To learn more about how you can customise the finish of your order, get in touch with us via email:

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