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How to remove magnets from car?

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I have 2 Ford Taurus 1/32 scale cars and I am wondering how to remove the magnets. They are very strong leading to an easy time controlling the cars.

I am struggling to find out how to remove them as there is no clips or anything holding it in place.

How can I remove them? Here are some pictures.

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I Think they are glued in place. Use a flathead screwdriver...........
I Think they are glued in place. Use a flathead screwdriver..........
i tried to pry it out but it won't budge.
The magnets fitted to the version of the Taurus you have are quite difficult to remove without marking the underside of the chassis, because the glue used to retain them is very efficient, a stretchy rubberised glue similar to Evostick contact adhesive.

Rather than trying to prise them out with a screwdriver, I use a hot soldering iron fitted with a narrow round tip to melt a neat hole from the inside of the chassis in the centre of the magnet pocket, and then dislodge the magnet by pushing a screwdriver firmly through the hole. If you don't want to use a soldering iron, you can drill a hole instead.
I use my teeth!

Because I, I am a VIKING!
Alcohol can sometimes dissolve glue... try that or putting it in the freezer to make it brittle
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