- Upholstery with an approved or compatible cleaner.
- Guide rods with a cotton cloth.
- Hand grips with an approved or compatible cleaner.
- Frame with a mild soap and water.
- Frames with a standard, non-abrasive, wax finish.
- Cables. Look for wear or damage and proper tension. Pay close attention at bends and attachment points.
- Belts. Look for wear or damage and proper tension. Pay close attention at bends and attachment points.
- Hardware. Check for loosening. Tighten as required.
- Frames. Inspect for wear and damage.
- Hand grips. Check for wear and damage.
- For paint chips. Fill in immediately with manufacturers touch-up paint.
- Jam nut at top of weight stack for tightness.
- Drop stops. Check for any signs of cracking or fatigue.
- Straps for Power Rack Flexible Bar Catches to be inspected for cuts, frays, or other damage. Any strap showing sign of damage should be replaced immediately.
Lubricate guide rods with Break-Free® brand lubricant (part number SK50-P0005-0000). Apply the lubricant to a cotton cloth, and then run the cotton cloth up and down the guide rods as needed.
Note: Only a few drops of lubricant are required for each guide rod.
Once a Day
- Wipe down upholstery with a mild soap and water or comparable all purpose cleaner.
- Visually inspect cables for wear at and around connections and along the entire length of the cable. Always replace at first sign of wear.
Once a Week
- Visually inspect all hardware for loosening, tampering or wear.
- Check jam nut at top of weight stack for tightness.
- Inspect all accessories, connecting links, and carabiner clips for wear.
- Check condition of hand grips.
- Check cables for stretch and adjust as necessary by loosening the large Jam Nut on top of the weight stack and by screwing in the Threaded Plug until cable is tight and the weight stack pin goes in all holes easily. Securely tighten the large Jam Nut when finished.
- Inspect shrouds for damage and clean as necessary.
- Inspect drop stop for any signs of cracking or fatigue.
Once a Month
- Clean guide rods with Break-Free® brand lubricant (part number SK50-P0005-0000). Clean tops of bearings at stack and inspect for heavy buildup on rods below the head plate. Lift half of stack and do a visual inspection, then clean as necessary.
- Inspect hardware on all machines and tighten any bolts or nuts that may have loosened over the life of the product.
- Use polishing compound (such as car wax) and remove shoe scuffs from powder coated surfaces as necessary.
Cleaning the Shrouds
Adherence to regular and proper cleaning procedures is recommended to preserve the appearance.
Note: Spray the approved cleaner on a towel, and then wipe down the shrouds to avoid saturation of shroud inlays.
- Wash the shrouds with an approved or compatible cleaner. Do not scrub brushes on the shrouds. Fresh paint splashes, grease and smeared glazing compounds can be removed easily before drying by rubbing lightly with isopropyl alcohol. Afterward, a warm final wash should be made.
Approved and Compatible Cleaners
Two preferred cleaners have been approved by reliability experts: PureGreen 24 and Gym Wipes. Both cleaners will safely and effectively remove dirt, grime and sweat from equipment. PureGreen 24 and the Antibacterial Force formula of Gym Wipes are both disinfectants that are effective against MRSA and H1N1.
PureGreen 24 is available in a spray which is convenient to use. Apply the spray to a microfiber cloth and wipe down the equipment. Use PureGreen 24 on the equipment for at least 2 minutes for general disinfection purposes and at least 10 minutes for fungus and viral control.
Gym Wipes are large, durable pre-moistened wipes to use on the equipment before and after workouts. Use Gym Wipes on the equipment for at least 2 minutes for general disinfection purposes.
Contact Customer Support Services to order these cleaners (1-800-351-3737 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mild soap and water or a mild non-abrasive household cleaner can also be used to clean the display and all exterior surfaces. Use a soft microfiber cloth only. Apply the cleaner to the microfiber cloth before cleaning. DO NOT use ammonia or acid based cleaners. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners. DO NOT use paper towels. DO NOT apply cleaners directly to the equipment surfaces.
Removal of Paint, Marking Pens, or Labels
- Butyl cellosolve works well for removal of paints, marking pen inks, lipstick, etc.
- Labels, stickers, etc. may be removed using kerosene. When the solvent will not penetrate sticker material, apply heat (hair dryer) to soften the adhesive and promote removal. GASOLINE SHOULD NOT BE USED.
- DO NOT use abrasive or highly alkaline cleaners on the shrouds.
- NEVER scrape shrouds with squeegees, razor blades or other sharp instruments.
- DO NOT clean shrouds in hot sun or at elevated temperatures.
- NEVER use benzene, gasoline, acetone or carbon tetrachloride on the shrouds.
- Manufacturer recommends that cables be inspected daily after installation and replaced annually.