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Magnetic "Sticker" Failure... Any idea why?


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#1 OFFLINE   ScottChi

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 05:17 PM

Hi All,

 

My 2016 C-Max Energi is just a few weeks new.  I had an oval shaped magnetic sticker from my previous car that said "Bicycle Friendly Vehicle". It had a nice design.  So I cleaned a spot on the rear hatch just above the bumper, and stuck it there.

It seemed to stick well.  Sadly, the next time got back from a drive I noticed it was gone   :(

 

Is there something about the exterior of the C-Max or its hatch that makes the metal less magnetic?

 

I don't like the idea of putting glue based stickers on a car.  I'm wondering if losing the magnet was a fluke.

 

Thanks,

 

  Scott C.

 









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#2 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 05:40 PM

Well it either sticks or it doesn't stick.  If it stuck on there then I guess it "worked" and maybe someone took it?  Or its not stuck on there well enough to stay?  You can use a glue called "goop" or "E6000".  It will hold just about anything and the good news is that when you're through with it you can peel it off like a rubber band and it it come off like it was never there.

 

-=>Raja.



#3 OFFLINE   epic

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 06:38 PM

I keep 2 magnets on my hatch door.been there 2 plus years .always removed during wash.



#4 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 04:17 AM

  You can use a glue called "goop" or "E6000".  It will hold just about anything and the good news is that when you're through with it you can peel it off like a rubber band and it it come off like it was never there.

 

-=>Raja.

Which variety?  There are so many options, and they all appear to be permanent.

 

http://eclecticprodu...ucts/e6000.html

http://eclecticprodu...azing-goop.html



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 05:32 AM

On E6000 the first one or the last one on the first page,  different is first one has a smaller tip last one has a bigger one but comes with an adapter to cut the nozzle for application.

 

On the Goop variety I really haven't found any different between household, automotive or plumbing.  I've used all.  I think maybe slight differences or they just name them for marketing.

 

In any case all can be removed with no trace, you can grab part of the glue with a needle nose plyers for example and rotate the plyers around and it will pull off like a rubber band.

 

Very useful stuff.  On my Ranger I have a small staple in the edge of the tire that causes a small leak.  I never removed it as its so close to the edge I felt that a rubber plug might come out.  I just put goop over the puncture hole and its bonded and stopped the leak.

 

There are many uses for it, good stuff try it.

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 11:55 AM

I keep 2 magnets on my hatch door.been there 2 plus years .always removed during wash.

Thanks for the tickler, epic.  After seeing your message I recalled that after driving the car home through southern VA, the front was covered with bugs and I took it through a brushless wash.  I usually do hand washings but it was coated with them.  Sigh...



#7 OFFLINE   scott2353

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 03:25 PM

Oppppppps.........nice idea.............!!!!!!










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