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Old 12-21-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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I have wood blinds in my windows. I want to attach a decorative molding across the metal top of the blinds. I am looking for magnets to attach onto the molding so I can put the moldings at the top of the blinds. I picked up some magnets at Michael's, a craft store, but they are not strong enough to hold the moldings up. Where can I get strong ones?

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What you need are rare earth magnets, which are very strong and inexpensive. I don't know your location so am unable to suggest a supplier. Up here, lee Valley offers several sizes. You could also try adhesive velcro strips.

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Thanks lenaitch, I am in South Louisiana. We have a home depot and a lowe's. I thought about velcro, but I thought the moldings would not hang straight - velcro might not hold it tight there by tilting slightly at the top.
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Harbor Freight is good for general purpose magnets.
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A couple of pages from the Lee Valley website. They are so strong I let one slip into a cup washer and it is there to this day.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Hardware...48&cat=1,42363
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Thanks every one, I will check harbor freight tomorrow.
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This is what came on the one from the factory. What I bought at harbor freight is not strong enough. Where can I get these?

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My Lowe's has rare earth magnets in many sizes over with the hardware/bulk screws. I would look there too
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Thanks, I just contacted the online blind co. and they will send me some magnets free of charge.
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If the magnets the company sends don't do the job, you can order from Lee Valley (the company lenaitch suggested) here in the U.S. also. I've ordered products from them and have been very pleased with that company. I'm not affiliated with them, just a customer.

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