Magnetic Panels for Stand

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My new build is almost here and it will have a steel stand and I would appreciate any ones help on how to go about to make custom magnetic panels for my stand. A good friend of my makes and installs custom cabinets and he will be making the panels just need help/ideas on how to make them magnetic. Any and all info is helpful TYI.
 
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I build and used magnetic panels before. They sound great. They can be useful when moving big things into your tank like a sump.

But for daily maintenance, they are a pain. It is much easier to just open and close a door than it is to remove a panel, put it aside and then put the panel back when you are done. It seems like a small thing but I have a refugium and small frag tank within my stand so I open and close the cabinets often.

It got so annoying that I replaced the magnetic panels with regular ones.
 
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I build and used magnetic panels before. They sound great. They can be useful when moving big things into your tank like a sump.

But for daily maintenance, they are a pain. It is much easier to just open and close a door than it is to remove a panel, put it aside and then put the panel back when you are done. It seems like a small thing but I have a refugium and small frag tank within my stand so I open and close the cabinets often.

It got so annoying that I replaced the magnetic panels with regular ones.
I can see this as a hassle but I have a toddler that manages to open everything!

Also I will have access form left, right and the front so what ever makes it look seamless and more athletically please I will do also im 6'2 so every inch i can get helps when working under the tank/stand. post pictures if you have some please
 
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I used these from Rockler,


While they are stainless, a coat of paint will help. Mine rusted somewhat after a while.
 
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