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Windy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Car Door Magnets Reply with quote

I just got a couple of these done and stuck them on the car this afternoon.



I parked it a the local supermarket and waited five minutes for my wife to nip in and pick up some stuff. A very nice lady asked me if I'd mind her photographing it so she could have a record of the web address for when she got home. Laughing Laughing Laughing

I didn't try to explain about the QR code to her.

So - looks like it may have been 15 well spent.

The great thing is I can just peel them off anytime I don't want to be Mr Lodges.
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la vache!



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Windy,
Nice idea! Could you post a photo of the car with it on to get an idea of size?
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Windy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your wish is as ever my command LV Wink



To be honest I wish I'd gone for the bigger size of magnet now so it would be easier to read from a distance. It wouldn't have cost a huge amount more if I recall.
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Sue Dyer



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy the A4 sheets of magnetic paper to go thru the printer. (I can get them for 1 per sheet). If you have a laser printer the ink will fix fine on them if you want a DIY version.
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Windy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds interesting - where do you get them from and are they reliably magnetic?
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la vache!



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like it, Mr Lodges! Excellent because you can remove it when you want to, for example, going to the day job.
Nice car Wink
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CarolineH



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this idea too (and the car - Mr Lodges obviously does too well ....)

How could I use it - should it be in French or English (or both) - who are you trying to attract, assuming that you live in the area? Is it people who are already on holiday, who don't like where they're staying, but who like the area???

Answers on a postcard, please ...
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Windy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

Mr Lodges currently has two jobs which help fund a 4 year old car Smile

I'll leave the magnets on round home but they will probably be more useful driving round where the lodges are.

You could have one of each - one for each door Caroline.

When I said I wanted to be a property magnate I think somebody misheard.
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enid



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a brilliant idea
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CarolineH



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windy wrote:
LOL

Mr Lodges currently has two jobs which help fund a 4 year old car Smile

It's just a French, bumped and scratched car jealously kind of thing Wink

I'll leave the magnets on round home but they will probably be more useful driving round where the lodges are.

Windy wrote:
You could have one of each - one for each door Caroline.

Is that one for the guys that are driving on the left and one for those who drive on the right? Sounds a little dangerous to me Wink

Windy wrote:
When I said I wanted to be a property magnate I think somebody misheard.


Laughing
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Windy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
It's just a French, bumped and scratched car jealously kind of thing


haha -

well you can't see my rear right bumper can you. Crying or Very sad

Mind you anyone who tries to keep a unscathed car in a town populated mainly by octogenarians who think a parking sensor is what happens when the tilt alarm goes off on the car you just hit is asking for trouble. Laughing
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Harborfields



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's our old truck:



We are just about to trade it in on a new old truck... Will go with a professionally painted sign on the replacement truck, too.
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Windy



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah you must live in Lytham too?
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Windy



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick follow up.

Leaving magnets on the door for any length of tie resulted in fogging of the metallic paint under the magnets.

As you can imagine I wasn't over the moon to think I needed to respray the doors or have odd rectangular patches on them.

However, exposure to heat and sunlight slowly returned things to normal.

I have stopped using the magnets on the car doors now though Sad

Maybe T-shirts are the way forward? Wink
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Beachcondo



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my case the most problem would probably be that I would have a clean rectangle where the sign had been... (always dirtiest car on the street)
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