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Vehicles

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 Sony voice recorder using self-adhesive rectangular magnets. Chris, like many of us, is continually on the go dashing from one place to another and he uses his dashboard mounted voice recorder for recording notes that... 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

16/09/2013
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Magnetic vehicle signs

Vehicle signs are a fantastic way of getting your message to the millions of motorists and passengers who travel by car every day. If you own a business you need to make sure your vehicles look their best and portray your company’s brand – magnetic vehicle signs are the most cost-effective, durable and flexible option. Studies show that vehicle signage is seen by more different types of people than any other form of advertising and with over 70 billion vehicle miles being driven on UK roads each quarter, it’s easy... Read More

06/09/2013
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Don’t let midges and flies ruin your holiday road trip

Midges and flies are common seasonal pests, especially when the weather is warm and damp. They are notorious in Scotland and mainland Europe so if you are planning a road trip with your camper van or motor home you will need an insect and fly screen on your windows, particularly during sticky warm days! This was a problem faced recently by one of our customers who wanted a fly screen for her vintage camper van but didn’t want to have one permanently fixed. The customer had already had some bespoke... Read More

01/08/2013
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Magnets in Caravans – Skylight Catch

Each month we receive a high volume of enquiries from customers wanting to use magnets in their caravans. Magnet applications in caravans are becoming increasingly common, with most owners wanting to hang fixtures and fittings inside the caravan without making permanent alterations. When one of our customers contacted us to tell us about their application we were pleased to hear how our magnets had again solved a small but simple caravan problem Paul from Essex had been having problems with a broken fastening on his caravan skylight. The plastic clips... Read More

31/07/2013
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Magnetic Car Cover

Clearing frost on your car during the winter months is an unwelcome task and the last thing you want to spend time doing as you leave the cosy warmth of your house to head to work or drop the kids off at school. What’s more, the more late you seem to be, the thicker the frost always is! By placing a cover over your car when parking up for the night will prevent or reduce the amount of frost that will build up on your windows, saving you lots of... Read More