In alt.hackers, Buzz McCool <buzz_...@yahoo.com
> The interior plantation shutters on our windows have magnets on the
> inside of the window casing to keep them closed. Thus the magnets are
> exposed to the sun. After five years of sunlight, the plastic casing of
> the magnets has deteriorated and the magnets are falling out of the
> broken plastic.
Oh, yes, those shutters. I must say, when I saw the subject I was
hoping for a _camera_ shutter hack.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding the problem, but couldn't you just glue the
magnets back in, sans plastic?
> ObHack: Ordered a new set of magnets, but before installing them, I'm
> putting a couple of coats of white spray paint on the holder plastic
> (non-magnet) side facing the sun to act as sun screen.
That reminds me of a magnet use we have, which I'll call my ObHack for
To make custom transluctent curtains for our front windows, we got
ordinary spring tension curtain rods, then took tracing paper and made a
loop for the rod. Clear, cheap, very light weight. Too light weight
sometimes, so to give gravity some help I attached weights to the bottom
of the curtains. The weights? One washer and one neodymium, on opposite
sides of the paper, in each of the bottom corners.
It's been like that more than a year. Only time there is an issue is
rarely something metal gets near the bottom of the curtain.
has glued a lot of magnets to things with either E6000 or epoxy