Applications | first4magnets.com

27/05/2020
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MAGNETS FOR MODEL AEROPLANES

Whether it’s a controlled or sudden landing, there is great impact on model planes when this occurs. Many model makers look for a secure structure to ensure their models are protected when landing, and one of our customers, Tim, was looking for this exact solution. He informed our team that he was gluing the wings of the plane on to the main structure, and when the model landed after flight, the wings were breaking off on impact. After speaking with our Sales Advisor, Nathan, Tim purchased F331-50 – 3mm dia... 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

14/05/2020
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MAGNETIC BRONZER & EYE SHADOW PALETTE

Bronzer and eye shadow palettes have become a must have item in many make-up collections. We recently heard from one of our customers who had a great idea of creating her own magnetic bronzer and eye palette, which would allow her to magnetically attach her bronzer and eye shadow palettes so they held securely in place. For this application our customer used a ruler, box, craft knife, glue, magnetic sheet, self adhesive steel discs and a collection of her favourite bronzers and eye shadows. Then follow these easy steps… Step... 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

04/05/2020
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May the fourth be with you…

In the spirit of things, we thought we would share with you a Star Wars themed customer application! We are always amazed at the creative ways our customers use our magnets, and this application is extremely creative! One of our customers came in to speak with our experts and to show his amazing Yoda mould creations. He created an intricately designed Yoda head, moulded from clay, sculpted and painted – we think they are brilliant! So why was he looking for magnets for his Yoda moulds? He was looking to... Read More

04/05/2020

Help stop the spread of germs

It’s essential we do our utmost to help prevent the spread of germs to our employees and customers. This simple trick will enable you to place hand sanitiser around your warehouses, shop floors, entrance doors or any steel surfaces. All you will need is some hand sanitiser and our adhesive rectangular magnets! We suggest using our adhesive 50 x 10 x 2mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet. They have 1.1kg slide resistance, and with most sanitiser bottles being 500g, it will securely hold the bottle and be able to withstand people... Read More

23/04/2020

Applying social distancing to your construction sites with magnetic tape

Social distancing is one of the rules introduced by the government during this pandemic. With some businesses having to close during this time there are still some industries, for example construction and mechanics, still open and still working hard to provide us all with their services. These industries especially need to adhere to the rules to keep safe. So, we have put together this simple yet effect method for marking out the 2 metre social distancing rule. This method can be used in many trades/industries such as scaffolding sites, production... Read More

20/04/2020
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Trinket box application

We stock magnets in all different shapes and sizes. You may look at our range of 2mm to 10mm dia magnets and wonder what you would use them for? Well recently we received an email from our customer, Morley, who used our 4mm dia x 1mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet, in their trinket box application. They simply super glued one magnet to the lid and another to the box rim. When the lid closes the magnets will attract, allowing the box to close securely. We would like to thank Morley... Read More

20/04/2020
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Fix and secure your shower door with our magnetic tapes!

Who loves nothing more than having a good old steam in the shower? However, over time your shower door can become worn. This can lead to the door not closing properly, which can cause your shower to leak. Our quick DIY trick will fix your shower in no time!  All you will need is some of our Magflex, FerroFlex, measuring tape and some scissors. Step 1 Clean and remove any old fixing or sealant from the opening side of your shower door and shower frame. Step 2 Measure the opening... Read More

07/04/2020
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Hanging artwork with counterbore magnets

Hanging pictures and artwork at home is an extremely common application amongst our customers. Artwork comes in all shapes, sizes and materials, which can often make securing to walls difficult. But don’t worry, with the help of our experts we will take on any challenge! We recently had a visit from our customers, Mr and Mrs Wilson, they were looking to display their artwork on their dining room wall.  The piece was circular in shape and was made from steel, you can view the artwork below. They wanted to fit... Read More