I finally finished my home gym and had my 1st bench workout when I noticed that the knurling on my texas power bar was already scratched up from adjusting the bar on the j-hooks between sets. there was alot of friction between the bar and hooks, and the the bar did not want to move left or right something I never experienced in a commercial gym.
Is this something common w/ the TPB due to its heavy knurl? or is there something I can do to prevent further scratching? At this rate, the portion of the bar which lays on the hooks will be completely scratched up in no time. BTW this is a Capps bar, not some cheaper imitation. the power rack is the ny barbell wide base power rack.