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How To Flatten Car Magnets
Car Magnet Installation Tips


Magnets are extremely pliable and susceptible to bending or wrinkling during the shipping process. After removing your magnets from their package, place them on a refrigerator door for at least 24 hours to return them to their original flat shape. Do not attach them to your car doors until they become totally flat.


Before Attaching Your Flexible Magnetic Sign:

  1. Place your magnets on a refrigerator door for at least 24 hours to flatten and re-magnetize them.
  2. Be sure all surface paints, clear coats and waxes are cured or hardened. Paint takes a minimum of 90 days to cure; clear coat a minimum of 60 days.
  3. The vehicle should be clean and dry before attaching the sign.
  4. For maximum adherence, the magnetic material must make direct contact with a metal surface. Any body panel that is made of plastic, fiberglass, carbon fiber, etc., or covered in another material like Bondo Putty or vinyl car wraps will not work with magnetic signs.
  5. Make sure the area to which you apply your magnet is completely-flat. Placing a magnetic sign over a curve, crease, bump, or trim piece on the body of the vehicle could create an air pocket, causing the magnet to fly off the vehicle.

Using Your Flexible Magnetic Sign:

  1. Do not use on any surface in which the temperature exceeds 150°F.
  2. Long term use on surfaces exposed to sunlight can result in uneven fading of the surface because the area under the magnetic sign is shielded from ultraviolet sun rays.
  3. High winds, turbulence, and vehicles passing while driving can cause the sign to blow off.

Storing Your Flexible Magnetic Sign:

  1. When not in use, keep in a clean, dry place.
  2. Do not store in the trunk or on the seats of your car as temperatures can easily exceed 150°F.
  3. Store the sign flat. It should be kept completely flat on a level, smooth surface.
  4. Do not place objects on top of the sign which can damage the face.
  5. Do not stack two signs with the magnetic material facing each other.

Cleaning Your Flexible Magnetic Sign:

  1. To guard against dirt buildup, you should inspect the sign daily and clean it if necessary.
  2. At least once a week, the sign needs to be pulled off the vehicle and cleaned/inspected (twice a week if it rains).

Page Authored By Stephen Evans
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