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Big magnets

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by gplough, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. gplough

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  2. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

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    nope. i wouldn't do it. If they insist, make you get a signature stating you are not liable for lost or damaged magnets.

    i always caution clients to go smaller with magnets. big ones can be a problem
     
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  3. eahicks

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    Avoid selling magnets larger than 12 x 24 for cars. And also make sure they can even use them....so many cars and trucks now with aluminum or plastic doors.
    I'd say decals only for that job.If they want removable/repositionable, Glass Adhere works pretty well on cars.
     
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  4. Billct2

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    Nope, I'll make it if they insist but they will sign off on the design that has my disclaimer on it.
     
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  5. 2B

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    Why do they insist on magnets?
    most vehicle are being produced with less and less steel, we have had to add a disclaimer that we are not responsible for magnets not "sticking" to vehicles

    have you tried / contacted BigfishDMBigfishDM for his iDot film
    apparently it is replacing magnetic sheeting
     
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  6. Sign Pro Salina

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    We don't ever recommend going much larger than the standard 12" x 24" size for magnetics. They are just asking to lose them. Those will more than likely not even lay down flat, let alone stay on at that angle going over the body curves. I would recommend temporary vinyl graphics, or as was already mentioned Glass Adhere, now known as Glass Apeel. It doesn't have adhesive, but uses a microadhesion technology that seems to work well.
     
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    The only issue we have seen out West here is there are some HOA's that prohibit any type of business marketing on vehicles parked in driveways. We have had people request magnetics so they can be removed at home.
     
  8. But how many times can it be removed and applied?
     
  9. Sign Pro Salina

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    Our customers reuse multiple times. Exact number I don't have. The manufacturer spec sheet says removable & reusable many times.
     

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  10. AGCharlotte

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    magnets are not going to work well at all going around contours & body molding... the liability on losing a magnet is probably even less important than the liability of that thing hitting someone else when it comes off (which it will).
     
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  11. Sandman

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    Magnetics are temporary vehicle graphics. Temporary sign ..... temporary business? Not a good look.
     
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  12. JimmyG

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    What is iDot film? please give links to....
     
  13. JimmyG

    JimmyG Member

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    never mind, I figured the iDot question out, even though the search function here doesn't seem to be working for me.
     
  14. burgmurk

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    Oh I've read about that, it's so petty!
    I'd go for vinyl and get a car cover in that situation, or 'cover-up' magnets for parking at home?
     
  15. chromira

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    I have used Glass Adhere/Glass Apeel quite a bit. We have a sample piece we put on a glass door 2 years ago and take it off a few times a month to show customers how great the product is.
     
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