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Vehicles

19/11/2020
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ORGANISING STOCK WITH MAGNETS

Working in environments where you handle vast amounts of stock and products, it’s essential they are organised efficiently to avoid any confusion. Our experts have been currently been working with LUR who wanted to create a system to label up their products. LUR design and produce railway products, castings and forgings intended for all industrial sectors, as well as tool steels and forged ingots. Our customer wanted their stock system to be both highly visible, as well as ensuring that the stock indicators were not left on during further processing... Read More

30/09/2020
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Creating your own campervan magnetic blinds!

Here is another great example of creating campervan curtains! This application is very popular amongst our customers and we love to hear how they create them, and due to the versatility of magnets, there are so many ways in which you can create this!  We recently heard from a customer who originally was attaching the curtains with suctions cups, but they found their windscreen heaters was interfering with the fitting. Their solution, magnets! To make the blinds they measured and cut foam to the size of their window and with their chosen fabric, they glued the frame on to the fabric and then folded the... Read More

23/07/2020
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Motorcycle parcel rack

There is no limit to how you can use magnets, this especially comes in handy when we hear from customers with unusual applications. Our sales team recently dealt with a customer who was looking for a way to secure their motorcycle parcel rack to their motorcycle. Our experts know that motorcycles can pick up speed, so they needed to ensure the magnets they recommend would stay securely in place. With this in mind, our experts recommended 20mm dia x 7mm thick N42 Neodymium Pot Magnet with M4 stud. Neodymium pot... Read More

22/05/2020
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DIY Tax/ Insurance document holder

In Ireland it is still law to display your tax/insurance documents in your cars window screen. We recently heard from one of our customers, John Quinn, who created their own Tax/ Insurance document holder with our magnetic and ferrous sheets. See the final result below… With the help of Johns pictures, we have put together a step by step guide for you to follow, to create your own! For the application we recommend you use MagFlex® + Ultra A4 adhesive sheet and FerroFlex® 590/620mm Wide Flexible Ferrous Sheet. Our MagFlex®... Read More

11/05/2020
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How to create magnetic curtains for your campervans

We are often asked by many of our customers how they can stop light seepage from curtains, and this question also echoes with our campervan and caravan customers. We recently heard from one of our customers, Chirpy, who definitely has a passion for life and for his campervans! He emailed us some great photos with a lovely message that made us all smile!    Chirpy was originally working on some campervan curtains for one of his client’s campervan, but due to lockdown he had to put the project on hold.... Read More

30/08/2019
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How to secure canal boat doors with pot magnets

Each month we receive various emails from our customers demonstrating the use of our magnets. Recently we have been receiving more stories about customers using our magnets in various modes of transport and in this particular case, a canal boat! We were pleased to hear from one of our customers, Bob, who got in contact to share his creative yet very practical use of our magnets on his canal boat! Bob is amongst a number of volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust, who work tirelessly on restoring the Cotswold Canals.... Read More

02/01/2015

Fixing solar-powered lights to a motorhome or caravan

If you own a motorhome or a caravan, the very thought of drilling holes in the bodywork to secure exterior fixings would likely bring you out in a nervous sweat. Drilling and bolting is a very permanent solution that can leave unsightly holes in the outside of your precious van or motorhome. Thankfully before taking this expensive plunge with drill in hand, Ian from Wiltshire contacted first4magnets looking for a more elegant solution for fixing exterior, solar-powered lights to the outside of his motorhome. Magnets are a perfect solution as... Read More

29/08/2014
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How to attach a caravan or campervan awning with magnets

There are a number of different methods suitable for securing an awning to your caravan, campervan or motorhome depending on the fixings you already have installed. These include ‘C’ rails, ‘J’ rails and gutters primarily for diverting rainwater. These are popular fixtures, but all require additional attachments such as poles, clamps or figure-8 strip.  If you don’t have rails or gutters already fitted to your vehicle, it can be a costly job to have them added. They can also be rather unsightly, detracting from the look of your beloved van!... Read More

07/01/2014

Create your own hands-free kit with magnets

Rightly so, it is illegal to use your phone, music or recording device while driving which is why thousands of motorists take the safe sensible option and use a hands free kit in their vehicle. Chris from Sutton Coldfield is one of those motorists who decided to create his own hands free kit for his mobile phone using self-adhesive rectangular magnets. Chris is continually on the go dashing from one place to another, so mounting his phone to his car dashboard means his phone is securely in place when travelling.... Read More

12/12/2013
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Create a compact magnetic knife rack for a caravan or campervan

Magnetic knife racks are just as useful in a caravan or campervan as they are in your kitchen. When space is at a premium, magnets can be used to create bespoke solutions to fit any area. When Sue from Bedfordshire approached us with her dilemma we were only too happy help. Sue, an avid cararvan’er and camper, was unable to use a regular magnetic knife rack in the miniature kitchen in her caravan as there was simply not enough spare wall space to attach one. Sue was also cautious of... Read More