Maintenance is very important for the preservation of your wind chime, wind bell, wind sculpture, or wind
spinner. They should be cleaned periodically to remove dirt, tree sap, air pollutants, salt-sea spray, bird
To clean metal parts, spray with WD40 or gun oil, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and then wipe it off with a
soft rag or cleaning pad. You can also use a polish made specifically for the type of metal you need to
clean, such as aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, pewter, etc.; however, do not use silver polish on these
metals. After each cleaning, you can use car wax on metal parts to protect them from water spots.
Bronze and copper will oxidize over time and change color. You can restore the bronze and copper
color by cleaning with tarnish remover. You can retain the original bronze and copper color by applying
a clear coat of polyurethane before hanging the wind chime, wind bell, wind sculpture or wind spinner
outside for the first time.
To clean and polish wooden parts, moisturize the wood with a periodic coating of exterior wood oil, such
as teak oil. You can find exterior wood oils at most hardware and home improvement stores, and
boating supply stores. Do not use furniture polish, as it is not made for outdoor use.
Clean glass, ceramic, shell, bamboo and acrylic parts with a soft rag and mild soap and water.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaning rags/pads on any parts as they will scratch and dull the
Maintenance is quick and easy; and a little TLC will make your wind chimes, wind bells, wind sculptures
and wind spinners look like new for years to come!
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