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Magnetic Mount Trouble

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by fishinRI13, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. fishinRI13

    fishinRI13 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 139

    I have a One of the smaller Whelen light bars with the magnetic mounts, love the light, but need to find a way to keep it from scratching the hell out of the roof of my truck. The magnetic mounts don't have any rubber feet in the or anything, and I'm worried putting something between the magnet and the roof will increase the odds of it falling off. I'm aware of the Acari thing that goes in the third brake light and not a big fan of paying that much. Have any of you guys done something on your own to solve this type of issue? I don't want it hardwired because I take it off after plow season and put it away. Thanks for the help in advance
     
  2. Jeep_thing

    Jeep_thing Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    What about putting a small dam of clear silicone on the front and rear of each magent, not under them but on the edges to make a shoulder?
     
  3. DaBomb6988

    DaBomb6988 Member
    Messages: 64

  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Blue tape......

    I put a magnetic light on aluminum truck.....and it doesn't move, and I should add it has no other assistance other than magnets.
     
  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    they have a clear vinyl that goes under the magnets can get some at any fabric shop
     
  6. CraigH

    CraigH Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Use the tool dip plastic to coat the magnet. Works great!
     
  7. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    I put some duct tape on roof,that way no dirt gets between magnets and paint.
     
  8. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Star Warning Systems uses / offers round black plastic stick on pads that adhere to the bottom side of the magnets. I've used them for years and they do a great job of protecting the paint where the magnets adhere. I've never had an issue with a light blowing off with them either. I believe there are two sizes - one for their small diameter magnets and one for the larger ones. You can call their Customer Service Department in Avon, NY at (585) 226-9500 and ask about them.
     
  9. boss75

    boss75 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 192

    Are you referring to the liquid dip material, I thought that would be too much of a build up and prevent the magnet from sticking to the truck.
     
  10. CraigH

    CraigH Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Yes, but I brushed it on two thin layers vs dipping it.
     
  11. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,587

    I got a backrack and mounted them there.
     
  12. boss75

    boss75 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 192

    I'm going to give it a try.
     
  13. CraigH

    CraigH Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Did it work?
     
  14. boss75

    boss75 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 192

    sure did
     
  15. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    go to www.priority1emergency.com they have rubber boots for ONLY 90LB pull magenets I have 4 of them still have them 10 yrs later ... there on their website 4 for 10 bucks