Wrapping weights tightly so that they stay in place during long drive

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Wrapping weights tightly so that they stay in place during long drive

Hello. Didn't know where else to post this. But I have to transport these Bowflex weights a considerable distance in a car:



They are held in place by magnets and must stay in place to work right. Is there some kind of wrap that will go around them and hold them snugly in place? Any other suggestions. I am really trying to avoid disassembling them.

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I don't know much about Boflex. Would C clamps work?
 
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Buy a roll of shrink wrap. Can't see photos linked to photobucket.
 
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Second vote for shrink wrap. Any home center, U-haul, office supply or Walmart will have it in different widths. Wouldn't be without a roll.
 
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I think you all mean stretch wrap.
 
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Old 12-02-17, 05:12 AM
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Yes, shrink wrap / stretch wrap.

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Yes, that's what they are:
 
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If I just start tightly wrapping this stretch wrap around the weights, will it hold them in place? Do I need a blow dryer or anything?
 
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Old 12-03-17, 11:02 PM
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Nope, it's like super saran wrap. No heating needed or desired. Just stretch it as you are wrapping and it will cling to itself. It's what they wrap around pallets stacked with boxes and that stuff won't go anywhere. Just do 3 or four wraps, cut it and tuck the end in. You could wrap each end around the circumference of the weights and leave the handle clear, or wrap from end to end...all depends on what kind of movement you are concerned about.

Unless you are Superman, you can't just grab a twisted length of this stuff and tear it apart...no way. It has to be cut off.
 
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Okay. That sounds good. Thanks for the info.
 
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Old 12-05-17, 05:20 PM
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Oh, make sure you put heavy tension on while wrapping. You want it to stretch a bit the grab as it is going back in original shape. It's easy once you do it once.
 
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It worked out really well. The weights did not budge. Thanks again.
 
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