We suggest you follow the succeeding points should you wish to keep your weathervane in prime condition
1. Light engineering grease is recommended for the shaft and within the shaft sleeve (tube)
2. The shaft sleeve should be clear of dirt or debris
3. The shaft itself has a point on which it rotates this point should be sharp (not blunt) or damaged.
4. Mounting locations are important, to fit your vane within a clear and open space is vital.
5. To keep a sharp/attractive finish, regular repainting is recommended using any automotive paint in matt black or any colour of your choice.
On installation, use any exterior metal paint to provide a finished top coat, the weather vane is only matt black primed, WD 40 can also be used and provides an oily all over coating. This procedure is perfect for our copper weathervane range. This helps to keep its original finish longer.
The Weathervane top is held on with a locking screw, the locking screw needs to secure the head from coming off, but equally as important, must be freed enough to allow the vane to spin freely.