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Ok i was going to make one of those window mods where they take a piece of acrylic windows and glue magnets to the acrylic and then magnet it to the side of the case, to make the whole side a window. But i have a problem, magnets dont stick to aluminum. So what can i do to make the window be easily taken off because i usually run my side panel off and i want to just do that window mod. Any ideas on what i can do?
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Well, you can strategically place some iron strips (sprayed black) on the side panel (along the border of the side window) so the magnets will stick to it. You have to design the strips skillfully otherwise it will look bad.
    
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Well, you can strategically place some iron strips (sprayed black) on the side panel (along the border of the side window) so the magnets will stick to it. You have to design the strips skillfully otherwise it will look bad.
would be what i would do also
or perhaps steel
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You could also stick some neodymium magnets on the other side of the aluminum frame... since they're behind it, they won't be seen and you don't need to worry about making them blend in.
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or perhaps some self adhesive magnetic strips might work
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post #6 of 7
hot glue some small circle magnets on the backside of the metal track that the original side panel fit onto and glue or double stick tape magnets to the plexi and your golden
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great tips thanks
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