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0.5lb E-Coat Fractional Plate (set of 8)


Fractional iron plates, with a gorgeous e-coat finish for ultra rust resistance.

These fit Olympic barbells, and an entire set includes eight (8) fractional plates that weigh 0.5 lbs each (4 pounds total).


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E-Coat Fractional Plates — your secret weapon
for hitting new personal bests.

Thought our original Fractional Plates couldn’t get any better? Think again.

Our e-coat fractional plates have the same +/-16g guaranteed accuracy and 52mm center hole as our original Fractional Weight Plates, but now with a glossy black e-coat.

Benefits of the E-Coat Fractional Plates

    If you know that a bare steel powerlifting bar would rust in your humid home gym, then do we have you covered. The thin electro-coating (e-coat) on our e-coat fractional plates gives excellent rust resistance. So you can sweat  — or cry — on them between sets without worry.
    Whether you’re a beginner or advanced lifter, your lifts will eventually plateau. If adding 2.5lb plates to each side of the bar causes you to fail the lift, you can load a fraction of that instead and continue getting stronger. Plus, a 1lb PR is easier to hit than a 5lb PR — yes, it still counts!
    Adding just 5lbs to your 50lb EZ bar curl is a whopping 10% weight jump. No wonder smaller muscles lag so far behind! Fractional plates make it easier to load exercises that work smaller muscle groups like your biceps, triceps and shoulders. By micro-loading in 1, 2, 3 or 4lb increments, you get fewer plateaus and more progress.
    So, you’re not a huge fan of the gray hammertone color on our original fractional plates? No biggie. The all-black color on these e-coat fractional plates will upgrade your space by becoming the sleek centerpiece of your home gym.

Specs Per Plate

BrandBells of Steel
Pounds or KilogramsPounds
Plate Diameter3.62"/92mm
Center Hole Diameter2.05"/52mm
MaterialCast Iron
Weight Tolerance+/-16 Grams
Warranty5 Years

IMPORTANT: Although the coating on these e-coat plates is more durable and rust-resistant than a powder coat, it can still be scratched.

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Features and Benefits

Natural Texture

Originally made for the automotive industry, e-coating has become increasingly popular due to its great durability and excellent rust resistance. Although it’s applied in a thin layer, the smooth texture still allows the natural grit of the iron underneath to be felt.

Easy to Clean

Thought that glossy e-coat was just pretty to look at? Oh, silly you. Since the coating binds directly to the iron in a smooth layer, it has fewer grooves for chalk, sweat and bacteria to hide. One quick wipe and your plates are squeaky clean.

Perfect Fit

In an act of desperation, lifters often resort to using washers or magnets to create makeshift 0.5 lb plates. Sadly, they either don’t fit on the sleeve of your barbell or they fall off mid-set. With these 0.5lb fractional plates, they’ll actually fit on the sleeve of your Olympic barbell and stay on as they should.

40 Years of Experience

Our e-coat fractional plates are cast in a specialty casting factory with over 40 years of experience, for reliable quality and workmanship that you can trust.

Frequently Asked Questions

An electrocoat (e-coat) is a coating where the paint is applied using an electric charge, instead of being sprayed on.

E-coating is more durable and rust-resistant than a powder coat. Since it’s applied electronically, the coating is thinner, smoother, and easier to clean. Overall, e-coating is better than powder coating.

The e-coat fractional plates have a black, glossy e-coating on them.

Yes, the thin layer of glossy e-coat makes these e-coat fractional plates more slippery than plates with sprayed on paint.

Covered under our Limited Lifetime Warranty, your e-coat fractional plates are protected against defects in material, function and workmanship.