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Magnetic chrome car letters

Similar in principle to Car Word Magnets
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Car Word Magnets called for magnetic bumper stickers, which is a great idea. I couldn't find a category that seemed right for this, but bumper stickers seemed like the closest fit. This idea is NOT for a bumper sticker.

This idea is for a set of those 3D chrome letters found on the back of almost every vehicle produced in the USA (can't speak for other countries). You know, the ones that display the manufacturer and vehicle model, like "Honda Odyssey LX" etc? Well they sell tons of such kits online and at every auto parts store I've been to, but ALL the ones I've found are adhesive.

I think it'd be really cool to have a set of magnetic ones so you can change them up whenever you want. I thought about the risk of theft, but I think that's minimal because nobody would know or expect them to be magnetic. The biggest risk is losing them in an automatic car wash, so you'd just have to get used to washing your car by hand, or removing the magnets before entering. The good thing is they'd just stick right back on afterward without loss of adhesion.

21 Quest, Oct 20 2022


       Except for an increasing number of cars with aluminium or other non-magnetic body panels.
a1, Oct 21 2022

       I haven't found one yet that magnetic company signs don't stick to.
21 Quest, Oct 21 2022

       I think it more be about the Fawlty Towers phenomenon.   

       Everyone would be driving around in Flowery Twats and then nobody is seeing your "brand".   

       Can't have that...   

       Why worry about sticking them on cars when you have fridge doors to decorate? [+]
xenzag, Oct 21 2022

       Great idea   

       Just buy the adhesive ones and stick them to a sheet of thin cut-out-able magneticy stuff
pocmloc, Oct 21 2022

       //Everyone would be driving around in Flowery Twats//   

       That might have a certain charm.
pertinax, Oct 21 2022

       + I would love to write Maserati on my Subaru!
xandram, Oct 21 2022

       Ya know, I really can't believe these things don't exist. I thought for sure (was hoping, actually) that [a1] would come in clutch with a handy dandy link.
21 Quest, Oct 22 2022

       // really can't believe these things don't exist //   

       I was also surprised but then tried to reason out WHY they don’t exist.   

       For temporary use, a flat stick-on may be good enough for most people - and for permanent applications, adhesives do a better job. The value of a metal-effect 3D object for temporary use might not justify the extra cost to enough buyers.   

       You could try marketing it if you think otherwise.
a1, Oct 23 2022

       ...or it could be the flowery twat phenomenon.   

       You don't know. <makes wavy hand gestures>
Nobody knows.

       Really? I had no idea Bugatti made a minivan. [+]
whatrock, Oct 31 2022


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