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Keybar and Car Key connection

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by el_murdoque, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. el_murdoque

    el_murdoque Loaded Pockets

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    I currently use a carbon Keybar-style key manager.
    My car key is too big to fit in, obviously. I have a key ring attached to the bar, which holds the car key.
    When I leave the house without using my car, that whole thing is a bit big and I'd like to detach the car key.
    So what I'm looking for is a really clever way to do that. Something that is super small, super strong and never comes loose if engaged, but disconnects in a second if I want it to.
    Ideas?
     
  2. Tromba

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    Keysmart sells a magnetic disconnect on their website. It may be worth checking out.
     
  3. el_murdoque

    el_murdoque Loaded Pockets

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    A magnet could indeed do the trick. I just ordered one. We'll see.
     
  4. tera tike

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    You could also use the Kappa Quick Release. It is non-magnetic which I personally prefer, and come in many different materials.
     
  5. assassin10000

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    You could put a smaller ring on the keybar or some sort of 'loop' or metal bar with a hole that will rotate out of the keybar and use a Tec accessories python clip, 'SF'/surefire or some other style small clip on the car key itself to attach it to the keybar.

    I've been using one of those on my car key recently, as I've kept the house keys separate from the vehicle keys I have. This way I can clip whatever key for the vehicle I'll be using onto the rest, and unclip it when in the vehicle. For a bit I was just carrying the car key by itself.


    Andrew
     
  6. el_murdoque

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    I'll try the magnet approach first. I can see many advantages.
    If not in use to hold the car key the magnet will attach itself to a key or screw and be out of the way, plus it is a handy way to hang up the keys near the frontdoor.
     
  7. assassin10000

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    Cool, let us know how it goes.

    One downside with magnets... don't keep them near your wallet or credit card. A magnetic option won't work for me as my keys and wallet go in the same pocket.


    Andrew
     
  8. el_murdoque

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    The magnet is a great addition. The connection is very firm, yet detaches with a solid pull.
     
  9. bryan123

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    Nite Ize small locking S-biners. Secure and relatively inexpensive
     
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