Shown here is one of the six spreader arms which are made up of three sections each. All are made of tough fiberglass tubes with walls 1/8 inch thick. The smallest section slips into the middle section which in turn, slips into the bottom section, which is one inch in diameter. Stop clamps, already installed, make assembly of the spreaders a whiz right out of the box.
We use tubes rather than solid rods because tubes are 50% stronger than rods for the same weight. Moreover, they fasten together in a simple foolproof manner by telescoping together.
The sections are held by the tension of the support cords and can be easily disassembled for portability. If desired, the sections can be glued together permanently with adhesive or even a small bolt at the end of each telescoped section. However, this is not necessary for proper operation.
The EDPM rubber covered aluminum wire guides are already completely installed and positioned at the proper place for installation of wire sets. Only minor adjustment is required if any, for proper tension of the wires.
The spreader arms are should be painted in the color of your preference such as black, light blue shown below or even camouflage. This will protect against UV deterioration and extend the life of the fiberglass arms. A single coat of Rustoleum spray paint can be used.