Spinner care will protect your wind spinner for a very long time.
Although the manufacturer offers a Rustproof Guarantee! These Wind
Spinners are painted with a powder coating to prevent rusting.
To insure your 3D Spinners stay bright and shiny for many years, spray a
UV protector on the wind spinner before you put the spinner outdoors.
You can find a UV protector in most any store that has a lawn & Garden
department. Ask for a spray to protect your lawn & garden ornaments from
fading in the sun. We recommend that you spray your wind spinner every
spring. This will help to insure that they will stay bright & shiny for
years. Here are a couple of products:
You can also do a search on: UV Protection Spray
your Wind Spinner
as well as expected? The swivel is the first thing to check.
Swivels will rust and freeze up over time. We do have swivels
available on our Accessory page. Periodically spray your swivel
with WD40 which will help to make it last longer.
When the wind is
still, nothing will turn, however, to maximize your Spinners turning
ability, we recommend placing the spinner on a piece of fishing line.
There is very little restriction on fishing line and your Spinner will
turn with just a small breeze. Be sure to use fishing line heavy
enough to hold your spinner. (4lb. test) and change it once a year to
insure it's strength.
If your spinner is
flat, meaning the fins are slightly bent but not enough to allow the air
to easily go between the fins, the spinner will swing instead of spin.
To maximize the spinning effect, the total distance of all fins should
be between 60 and 65 degrees. The diagram below provides further
An easy way to
assure the fins on your spinner is properly bent, do the following with
a friend or family member (3 hands work best):
- Print this page
- Count the
number of fins on your spinner.
- Cut the dashed
line that corresponds to the number of fins on your spinner. (6, 7, 8,
9, 10, 11). If your spinner has more than 11 fins, cut on the dashed
Purple line. If you spinner have less than 6 fins, cut on the
dashed Blue line.
- With a piece of
clear tape, tape the cutout diagram on the top of the spinner matching
the BLUE line with the outer edge of the spinner.
Looking at the top
of the spinner, if the Inner FIN (Center) is bent Clockwise (CW) from
the Outer Fin use the Angle marks on the left side of the diagram.
- Looking down at
the top of the spinner so you can read the word HORIZONTAL, carefully
bend the center out so that fins line up with the same color angle lines
on the diagram. If your spinner has 6 fins, line each fin up with
the BLUE angle lines.
your spinner has more than 11 fins or less than 6 fins, the center
should line up with the 65 degree line and space the other fins at equal
distance from each other.