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View Poll Results: "Ha! Magnets!" How many discs will Darin lose in a season?
None! Those are very attractive wheel covers. 4 26.67%
1 or 2 2 13.33%
2 or 3 3 20.00%
4! Fool! Should have dug in the snow for some junkyard hubcaps to mod. 6 40.00%
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I voted for 2-3 just because I don't trust the hot glue to hold up lol.

There are so many magnets on there that you shouldn't have to worry about wind but I think the chances of you pulling the covers off are pretty slim...

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Old 02-18-2014, 06:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You mean you think the magnets are going to stay behind, stuck to the wheel?

I've put them on/off the wheels a bunch of times with no problems at all, so far. But if the glue weakens, that could change.
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But if the glue weakens, that could change.
You should put some gorilla glue on there. Now that will hold!
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I subjected the wheel discs to another trip today (yes, slacked off and went snowboarding again). ~270 km / 168 mi. including speeds up to ~110 km/h and moderate/heavy freeway traffic for a portion. It was mostly for the sake of research... the snowboarding was just a bonus.

All that were on the car when I left were still on the car when I got back! (He says, with a note of surprise in his voice.)

Though I will say that 16 magnet chunks are better than 8.

I ran out of magnets, so put one disc on the car that had only 8. It went on a rear wheel, under the skirt (thinking it's better protected from the wind). It didn't come off, but one edge lifted up. Needs moar magnets.
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If you put a pinhole in a disk, could you tie a piece of fishing line to the wheel, thread it through the disk, and tether it?
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Probably could. Insurance policy?
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...and, when they're being "dragged" behind, furrowing through the snow, they'll act like mini snow-anchors to guarantee you can't speed (wink,wink)"
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Thumbs down cratered roads: 1; magnetic wheelcover: 0

The voting is closed. 15.4% of you were correct!

We have another failed magnetic wheel disc experiment. One disappeared on a drive this week.

It went AWOL somewhere on a crazy, cratered, pothole-ridden road (the same road on which I came around a corner face to face with another car stopped in my lane, with a busted ball joint and one front wheel jutting out at a crazy angle).

Next year I'll have to get to the wreckers for a set of hubcaps to modify... BEFORE we get six feet of snow.

Fortunately we're nearly to spring, and I can stick my skinny 13" LRR's back on anyway. Perhaps next week.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Ah yes,yet another, in a long line of sacrifices to the gods of frugality!

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