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LaMigra

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I purchased MEK for my 2020 Gladiator in July of this year. I have to admit it was a beautiful addition and where ever I went, I received complements, thumbs up and positive feedback. But in the end, I am very disappointed and dissatisfied. Since my purchase, I have been wheeling in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. I am a member of the FMCA 4 Wheelers, a very active group of off road enthusiasts..

Now, let me tell you about my experience with MEK. First, the product is not easy to install, it takes about an hour for the install. Removal is difficult and storage is a nightmare. The product does save your vehicle from the off road pin striping, but it has reached a point that after a days ride on a dusty trail, I have to remove the MEK Magnet from the Jeep, wash and dry the product and reapply it in the morning. If I don't, dust forms along the sides and seeps down in between the Magnets and the body of my gladiator.

If it rains, the water finds its way in between the Magnets and the gladiator. A few weeks ago, we were in Moab, it rained and I was tired after a 8 hour day of wheeling. I didn't take the MEK Magnets off the jeep and overnight, the temps dropped into the 20's. This caused some of the edges to turn white.

I have several pieces that corners no longer stick to my Jeep and along the way, two smaller pieces have gone MIA.

I have written and sent pictures to MEK, and the reply was; to remove the panels and wash with a mild detergent. For the past 4 plus months since I bought the Magnets, during our off road events, about every other day, I remove the Magnets, wash them, dry them overnight and reapply. What a major inconvenience, and at the end of the event, I remove them, roll them up and store the panels in the back of the gladiator.

Friends, the concept is great, they do save your vehicle from pinstriping, but the inconvenience of applying, removing, washing, drying and reapplying is not worth it.

The product is expensive and in my opinion, not worth it.
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LaMigra

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Here are some of the pictures of a day in Moab. You will notice how the dust separates the panel for the Jeep. You will all see the several pieces no longer adhere to the Jeep.


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Do these work with the half doors?

I bought some custom decal magnets once for my factory half doors and they don’t stick on, while they do stick on regular vehicle doors. I guess the half doors are made of a light weight metal that does not work well with magnets.
 
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Any pics of the true timber kanati (what's a kanati???) on a sarge green JT?
I just have it on white on our website. Kanati is hunting legend and the name of the signature design for True Timber :)
 
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Here are some of the pictures of a day in Moab. You will notice how the dust separates the panel for the Jeep. You will all see the several pieces no longer adhere to the Jeep.


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Hey Peter, you need to take the panel off and clean it. Run it under water and gently rub off the dust sections until there is nothing left stuck to it. Then let it air dry. I have personally gummed up mine like this too and when cleaned properly they reactivate their hold. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean them, just water and a gentle soap but make sure you rinse off all soap residue well.
 
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Monika

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Do these work with the half doors?

I bought some custom decal magnets once for my factory half doors and they don’t stick on, while they do stick on regular vehicle doors. I guess the half doors are made of a light weight metal that does not work well with magnets.
This material is different as it only needs a smooth surface that can be made out of any material to stick :)
 
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Monika

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Are there any plans to offer vinyl sets? I imagine that since you have the the means to get these magnets cut out, that might be an option. I would consider purchasing a set of vinyl pieces with your "The Rockies" design on it (again, referencing the 2nd picture in your original post).

Id prefer a more permanent solution, and the side graphics available for the Gladiator currently arent very appealing (lots of generic copy paste mud splashes, scrambler lines, etc).
We don't plan on making permanent hold Armor, the reusable and commitment free version will always be my niche :)
 
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