The magnetic shroud is designed to attach to the Magnetic AirExchanger with a magnetic base installed.

The following are the assembly instructions for assembling the shroud.

Components Needed

Both are included with the AirExchanger Deluxe kit.


Tools Needed

  • Hot glue gun
  • Philips screwdriver

The hot glue gun is used to attach the brushes to the shroud. While we recommend a high heat gun and glue stick for durability, the low heat will work as well.


Shroud Assembly

Step 1

The magnetic dust shroud may be used as is or painted. If you plan on painting your shroud, you should do it now.

Acrylic paint works the best. In most cases only two coats are needed with a light sanding after the first coat dries.

Here I painted this one with a single coat of acrylic gloss black.


Step 2

Insert the included five screws into the five holes of the lower shroud component. Flip over and place on a flat surface.


Step 3

Add two of the included lock washers to each screw as shown.


Step 4

Add the inlcuded nuts to each screw and tighten securely.


Step 5

Place the upper shroud component over the nuts as shown. Push down at each nut until its touching the lower shroud component.


Notice how the nuts are slightly raised above the stock. This allows them to ride inside the recess of the magnet holes on the magnetic base. All the small grooves  in the outer edge are held in place by the screw heads on the base. All the magnets have to do is hold the shroud against the base. This allows for physical contact side to side to keep the shroud from shifting.

Brush Assembly

Step 6

Place a small 1" bead of hot glue along one edge of the lower (smaller) shroud and immediately place the brush in the glue as shown.

Hold in place until the glue cools.


Step 7

continue around the shroud adding glue and pressing the brush in place. We recommend 2-3 inches at a time.

Continue around until you reach the end of the brush.


Step 8

Continue on with a second piece of the short brush until you reach its end.

To make a short brush you will attach three short brushes to the shroud one after another.

To make a long brush you will attach two short brushes followed by three long brushes. The short brushes aid in keeping the long brushes from getting sucked into the vacuum hose.


Step 9

If you are making a long brush continue around the shroud with three long brushes.

With the long brushes I simply attach a thin bead of glue to the flat uncut edge of the brush and stick it in place 3-4 inches at a time.


Shroud Complete

Your shroud is now complete. All you need do is snap it onto your AirExchanger and you can start making chips.