Suitable magnets for DCF tent mod

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Suitable magnets for DCF tent mod

Postby Petew » Fri 29 Jan, 2021 7:30 am

Hi,

I'm wanting to add some magnets to my DCF tent for lightweight convenient door closures (when the weather is nice.

Looking for something similar to the ones found on tarp tents.

Are they just rare earth discs?

Cheers,

Pete
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Re: Suitable magnets for DCF tent mod

Postby Lamont » Fri 29 Jan, 2021 7:43 am

Pete, do a search
'Alpine kiwi plexamid youtube' I think he tells you which ones he used. Cheers
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Re: Suitable magnets for DCF tent mod

Postby Nuts » Fri 29 Jan, 2021 8:03 am

Not sure what others use but I glued some neodymium magnets into a DCF tent bag (more like a tent wrap, groundsheet thing).
Only used tiny ones, perhaps 7/8mm across but can't see much downside of going bigger (especially in a high tension use).
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Re: Suitable magnets for DCF tent mod

Postby Petew » Fri 29 Jan, 2021 10:30 am

I've found some neodymium discs that are 1.5mm thick and 6mm across. They might do the trick
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