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Old 11-07-2013, 04:22 PM   #15
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I doubt this will have any effect on our cars since they have clear coat, but beware having magnets on your car if it rains and then becomes sunny again. During an autocross I put magnets all over my '91 MR2, which had just a 2-stage paint and the moisture got under the magnets. It ended up burning the paint and I could never get it to polish out.

But this is a much cleaner look at the track. I'll have to do it next spring when I take mine out for the first time
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #16
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #17
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I completely agree. The Michaels magnetic material is WAY too thin. It lasted 2 events before they were flying off... I sourced mine from a custom sign/mom-and-pop art store. Their material is at least twice as thick as the Michaels material and still sticks every time.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #18
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I made my set of magnetics about 10 years ago from chrome reflective magnetic sheets that I ordered online somewhere... sorry don't remember where but surely you can find them somewhere to order from. They were originally used on my black MR2 but I've carried them over to the BRZ where they still provide a very clear visible number on the blue. The sheets were pretty thick about 2mm thick, and I have never had a problem with them coming off at autox or on track. My tip is to use extra bold or puffy letters to maximize the magnetic area. To be honest I don't really sweat it when I throw them on if they or the area I put them on are dirty... i guess because race car.

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After using magnetics for autox for about 10 years, I have found that the Michael's magnetic material will get 'roughed up' and tend to fly off cars when aged a few years. I have also used magnetic material I scored from a sign shop for about the same pricing as nationwide Michaels, but with much greater quality, about twice as thick, and these decals/numbers have never come off.

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I also went to a sign shop and asked to buy some scrap magnetic material.

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