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ptr727

join:2004-01-01
Redondo Beach, CA

Shower door magnet

Hi, I'm looking for a replacement shower door magnet / metal strip.
Local shower and hardware suppliers can't help, looking online I can't find anything similar.

Here are two pictures, both sides appear to be magnetic.
The part that is rusted was chrome plated, but soon rusted.
It just slips up and down the track, and sits between the two rubber seals, that also just slip in the track.

Maybe I just don't know what it is called?
Can anybody help me find a replacement?

Pics:
»dl.dropbox.com/u/2182768/2013-03···5.58.jpg
»dl.dropbox.com/u/2182768/2013-03···6.11.jpg

Thanks
P.

robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
Could you post the pics here please.


tp0d
yabbazooie
Premium
join:2001-02-13
Carnegie, PA
kudos:6
Post a couple more pics, from a better angle..

The rust is from the receiving end of the magnet. The magnet itself may be rust proof, but a magnet only sticks to a ferrous metal, which will eventually rust.

I bet the magnet is good, but the ferrous (steel) strip failed. Get a piece of steel and see which side is magnetic to test. You may be able to find some magnetic stainless that can fix the issue..

Need some more fotos tho

-j
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if it aint broke, tweak it!!
currently on FiOS (kick aZZ!)

ptr727

join:2004-01-01
Redondo Beach, CA
reply to ptr727
I wasn't sure which part is the magnet, as both sides are magnetic.

The part on the door looks slightly rusted, but it is from the part in the track, rust cleans off.

Part in track is disintegrating, that's what I'm looking to replace.

Will take some more pics tomorrow.

P.

ptr727

join:2004-01-01
Redondo Beach, CA
reply to ptr727
I ran out of time looking for a direct replacement, ended up getting a local shower company to retrofit a different type of magnet, two cuts two holes two screws and operational.

Thx
P