So I have a predicament of sorts, nothing serious but wanted to get some info by running this by the IM section of the forum.
I have a 19 year old cousin who trains with me in my home gym (squats, deads, bench, OHP etc) and long story short over the last few months he has showed an interest in grip training, especially thickbar and pinch work. He enjoys training with the Rolling Thunder especially, and plans to eventually buy his own but in the meantime he uses mine.
Now my issue is this, he likes to use Chalk in his training, I prefer a non chalked hand for rolling thunder training. The more recent rolling thunder model holds chalk very well, my concern is the chalk on the revolving part of the hand and getting between the revolving part of the handle. I can use an air compressor to "blow out" the chalk if it gets between the revolving bit and the bar that goes through it if there is any issue with the spin. What I wanted to know was the best way to clean the handle itself. I got used to not having any chalk on my handle in training and have noticed a difference between a chalked handle and a non chalked handle personally, should I just use some warm water and a clean facecloth or rubbing alcohol to clean the surface? As of now I have only used a dry rag to clean the handle of chalk, not sure if water or alcohol would affect the black revolving surface of the handle?
Does Mr Strossen or anyone else have a suggestion on the best way to clean the handle for my training until my cousin puts up the money for his own?