Magnet Product Use and Care
The use and care of all materials are important and we want to insure your long-term satisfaction with the quality and look of the products you receive from us. To help in this regard we have prepared the following information for your benefit:
Surface Preparation and Magnet Application
- Before applying the magnet, make sure the surface paints, clear coats, and waxes are completely cured and hardened. Please consult with the manufacturer of your surface treatment for exact cure times (Approximate times are: Paint – 90 days, Clear Coats – 60 Days, Wax – 2 Days).
- Clean the metal surface AND magnet with mild detergent.
- Wipe with a soft cloth and allow to dry.
- Let one edge of the magnet contact the surface in the desired position. Do not apply over molding, cracks, or sharply curved surfaces. Simply let the magnet do the work as you carefully lower the rest of the magnet into place.
- Make sure the magnet has made complete contact with the surface with no air pockets.
- If the sign is not exactly where you want it, or if air pockets are present, completely remove the magnet and start again at step 4. Do not pull the magnet across the surface.
- Avoid use on horizontal metal surfaces exposed to sunlight, such as automobile hoods and trunks, temperatures exceeding 160 degrees Fahrenheit or temperatures below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to cold weather will make the magnet more brittle, so use caution when handling.
- Be aware that long term use on surfaces frequently exposed to sunlight (such as vehicles) can result in uneven fading of the surface because the magnet-covered area will be shielded from ultraviolet rays.
- Avoid use on non-metallic body fillers, simulated wood grain siding and repainted surfaces.
Care and Maintenance
- To guard against moisture and dirt build up between the magnet and the metal surface (especially for outdoor and vehicle applications), remove the magnet at regular intervals and clean the magnet as well as the surface to which it is applied. This should be done daily if used in vehicle applications.
- Even if the product looks clean, the magnet should be peeled away from the metal surface. The main reason for the daily removal is to prevent the magnetic bond from increasing. As the metal and magnet materials expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, the bond, if the magnet is not removed, will build over time.
- Peeling the magnet away, cleaning if necessary, and reapplying will prevent the bond from increasing and will not affect the pull strength of the magnetic product.
- Avoid wrinkling the magnet when storing it by rolling it in a 3-inch diameter (printed side out) or by storing it flat.
There is no warranty expressed or implied against loss of magnets or damage of surfaces to which they are applied since the factory has no control over how the signs are cared for, altered, stored and or used or the surface to which the magnets are applied.