It seems like there wasn’t much info online about cleaning, disassembling, and/or refurbishing the Texas Power Bar. Surprisingly. Here is a video of how to dissemble the bar, and what I did to make it like new. Thought yall may like it and maybe get some ideas for your own bar!
I took a wire wheel on an angle grinder and took down the whole bar, including the collars, to bare steel.
Step 2 (In the video above):
I removed the 3/16’’ roll pins with a 3/16’’ roll pin punch (4 total pins). The pins are ~1.61’’ long. If you wanted to replace them I believe a 1-5/8’’ roll pin could get the job done.
Step 3 (In the video above):
I took the wire wheel to the remaining sections of the bar that were covered by the collars.
Step 4 (In the video above):
I then sprayed out the collars with B12 carb cleaner. Let dry. Then sprayed them out with “Deep Creep” (WD-40 could have been used in this step). I then passed paper towel “patches” though the collars to try and pick up any loose trash. I payed special attention to the brass bushings on both ends.
Step 5 (In the video above):
I resembled the bar making sure to have a good coat of lubricant on the bar under the collars and on the brash bushings.