Tip for keeping parts in order

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Tip for keeping parts in order

Postby twowheels » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:53 am

I had an idea about keeping disassembled parts in order. Place them on strips of flexible refrigerator magnet in order then photograph before cleaning. Replace clean parts on magnet strip in order then reassemble.

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Re: Tip for keeping parts in order

Postby Jmuzz » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:41 pm

Perhaps on old bikes.
But modern stuff has so much alloy, plastic and other non magnetic stuff so relying on magnets probably won't work well.

There are specialist disassembly trays in various industries, or just a generic square grid tray.

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Re: Tip for keeping parts in order

Postby twowheels » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:44 pm

Ice cube tray

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Re: Tip for keeping parts in order

Postby Tamiya » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:29 am

Depends how long that project is staying disassembled! :twisted:

If it'll be a long while before reassembly & there's good chance the parts will be moved about etc etc... Gaffer tape!

I get a tray or a decent sized board, lay down strips of tape sticky side up. Tape the tape to the board. Put parts on the tape in sequence of disassembly.

If I need to move or transport the taped parts, I cover over with clear packing tape. It's like blister packing, never lose parts that way.

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Re: Tip for keeping parts in order

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:52 am

twowheels wrote:I had an idea about keeping disassembled parts in order. Place them on strips of flexible refrigerator magnet in order then photograph before cleaning. Replace clean parts on magnet strip in order then reassemble.


Hmm, I know it's not too likely with that low magnetism flexible strip stuff but don't let the parts pick up a permanent magnetic charge. Introducing magnetism into a workshop or machinery is like getting malaria - you can never get rid of it and it can be a real PIA.

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Re: Tip for keeping parts in order

Postby RonK » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:21 am

Tamiya wrote:Depends how long that project is staying disassembled! :twisted:

If it'll be a long while before reassembly & there's good chance the parts will be moved about etc etc... Gaffer tape!

I get a tray or a decent sized board, lay down strips of tape sticky side up. Tape the tape to the board. Put parts on the tape in sequence of disassembly.

If I need to move or transport the taped parts, I cover over with clear packing tape. It's like blister packing, never lose parts that way.

Sounds like a lot a hassle. It's far easier to take a photo, then the parts can be stored in a plastic bag or other convenient container.
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