Since the outer material of the tex-locks is made of polyester, you should generally handle it carefully.
We have equipped the tex—lock with a dirt and water repellent outer material, similar to an outdoor jacket. Coarse dirt can be wiped off with a damp cloth without leaving a trace. As a precaution, the tex—lock should be treated regularly with a commercially available waterproofing spray.
If it rains heavily, the tex—lock gets wet too. Dry it in the open air.
The daily winding and twisting influences the rope. From time to time, stretch your tex—lock for a while and smooth it out.
Like all metal parts, our lock likes a drop of oil from now and then.