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How to use a threaded stud magnetic mounting pad?

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To attach a threaded stud magnetic mounting pad to a non-ferromagnetic material, and, for example, attach a plastic sign to a car roof, you will need to do the following steps:
Things needed to attach a threaded stud magnetic mounting pad: nylon insert lock nut, screwdriver, wrench, sign, and threaded stud magnetic mounting pad You will need:

  • Threaded stud magnetic mounting pad
  • Car roof sign
  • Nylon insert lock nut
  • Wrench
  • Cordless screwdriver
Yellow taxi sign with labelled base panel and screws

Step 1 – Remove base panel

Car roof signs have a hole in the centre of their base panel to allow them to be attached to a threaded stud magnetic mounting pad. To access the hole, you will have to remove the base panel of the sign.

Cordless screwdriver removing a screw from a taxi sign The base panel can be removed with a cordless screwdriver by loosening the screws that are securing it to the roof sign.
Threaded stud on a threaded stud magnetic mounting pad with a nut

Step 2 – Insert stud through hole

Insert the threaded stud through the hole on the base panel until the back plate of the threaded stud magnetic mounting pad and the base panel of the sign are touching.

Threaded stud inside a nylon insert lock nut with labelled threads and nylon insert

Step 3 – Attach nylon lock nut

Place the nylon lock nut onto the threaded stud and turn clockwise until the threaded stud comes into contact with the nylon insert. Then, use a wrench to tighten the nut onto the threaded stud, until the nut cannot be tightened any further.

Cordless screwdriver removing a screw from a taxi sign

Step 4 – Screw base panel back on

Once the threaded stud magnetic mounting pad is attached, place the base panel back onto the taxi sign.

Use the cordless screwdriver to reattach the screws to the sign. The sign can now be attached to any ferromagnetic materials such as a car roof.