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Magnetic Sign Work Around Ideas?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Alfafoxtrot1, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Alfafoxtrot1

    Alfafoxtrot1 Member

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    I've been borrowing my brother's convertible (911) for our July 4th parade. This year, I'd like to drive my MS. However, the magnetic sign that identifies me (as a thankless volunteer on the local board) won't stick to her. Duct tape isn't entirely appealing. Someone on here has to have a great suggestion for me - maybe someone uses similar signs for their work? Similarly, I drive on airports and have a magnetic mars light for the car. So, I'm looking for a solution for that too. Thanks.
     
  2. dbfish

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    Try adhesive putty, shouldn't leave any mark on the paint:

    http://www.amazon.com/Removable-Reusable-Non-Toxic-Poster-Putty/dp/B000BQMFEC/ref=sr_1_58?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1366652538&sr=1-58&keywords=3m+hang

    Or gaffer's tape does not leave marks if not left on too long. It's usually blue or black, but here it is in white.

    http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-GFT447-Gaffers-Tape-White/dp/B003BVJ7PE


    For the airport magnetic light, get this suction cup mount and mount a metal plate to it:

    http://www.filmtools.com/cleatsuccamm.html
     
  3. Alfafoxtrot1

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    Wow - thanks, dbfish. I'll have to experiment with the putty and gaffers tape. Its kinda scary to stick anything to the MS.
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thanks, bonnie - I suspected I wasn't the first to encounter the question, but searching "homecoming parades" eluded me.
     
  6. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I'm sure those signs will work for other kinds of parades and events, not just homecoming parades. :) (Perhaps we were a bit too specific at the time.)
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    If you enlarge the pictures, you'll see the vinyl signs on the window of my car. (From last weekend, Fair Park, Dallas). I did have to use a couple of pieces of tape because the wind kept blowing them off.
     
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    Here are some that work well - 'Joe's Sticky Stuff' - do google search.
    and also used 3m wall hanger tape - also google search, but at most stores like target, walmart, etc... You just you the refill tapes.

    These work to hold things on at highway speeds :) but come off clean
     

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