Bamboo Wind Chimes
Bamboo chimes are very resiliant, but should be
brought in during extreme weather or harsh winters. They can be wiped
with a damp cloth to remove any build-up of dirt or mould, and it's a
good idea to apply a coat of varnish in the spring.
nylon line from time to time - most bamboo wind chimes are threaded on
rot-proof nylon line, but over time even this may chafe and wear
through. It's not difficult to re-thread a chime using similar line.
Follow the above advice and your bamboo chime will give you pleasure for many years.
Metal Wind Chimes
Aluminium alloy chimes will not rust, but they may naturally pit when placed outdoors. Gentle cleaning with fine steel wool will restore the smooth finish.
Periodically apply a thin coat of Danish or lemon oil with a clean cloth or brush to all hardwood parts. Regular oiling will help protect the wood and retard the natural ageing process.