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Post  moerdogg on Fri May 21, 2010 1:13 pm

I want to get plain white 16" magnetic meatballs made for the Miata. Is there someone who has a relationship with the club that could help? Anyone know where I can get a good price? I called one place an they wanted $115 for the pair, which sounded kind of high.
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Post  Joe on Fri May 21, 2010 2:55 pm

Hobby shop should have the magnetic sheet material for short money or a hardware store might have some...
The sheet material is easy to cut with a razor knife or hvy duty scissors....
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Post  red61 on Fri May 21, 2010 11:27 pm

Be careful with the hobby store magnetic sheets. They're pretty thin an mine flew off at a track event. Might be fine for autocross speed.

For something like $3-4, I found thicker magnetic "For Sale" signs at Ocean State Job Lot, spray painted them white and put stick-on vinyl numbers on them. They're rectangular, not round, but I guess you could cut the magnetic material into a circle if you want.
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Post  moerdogg on Sun May 23, 2010 10:08 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, guys! I went by a few stores, and found some white 8.5x11 magnetic sheets at Joann fabrics. Not big enough for meatballs, but the white stands out against the blue enough that I just cut numbers from that.

McMaster-Carr (www.mcmaster.com) sells magnetic sheets by the foot, and for pretty reasonable prices. I'll probably order from there at some point.
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Post  KoneCrusher on Mon May 24, 2010 9:33 pm

I buy magnetic sheet at Home Depot, it's used to block off unused air conditioning & heating ducts, pretty cheap. Spray paint them any color, go easy on the paint or the edges curl and then they fly off (ask me how I know!).
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Post  moerdogg on Mon May 24, 2010 9:35 pm

Where can I find it (in Home Depot)? I asked when I was there and I got blank stares and directions to the aisle with fridge magnets.
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Post  KoneCrusher on Mon May 24, 2010 9:39 pm

It was in the plumbing section, where they sell sheet metal ducting. They're called "magnetic vent cover", size is 8"x15", comes in 3 sheets per pack, comes in white only. I've bought them a few times, once they were pretty thick, other was thinner which seemed to work better. I print the number in MS Word on a piece of paper, then tape it onto the sheet as a template and use scissors to cut it out.

I need new numbers for this weekend, will try cutting the numbers out with a razor and using the reverse sheet. We'll see how that works.
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Post  moerdogg on Fri May 28, 2010 8:55 pm

Thanks, that suggestion was great! Ready to race tomorrow
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