Flocking

Flocking

Postby AndyH [OP] » February 16th 2016, 4:23pm

Another quick update to the ongoing restoration of my little 96 van.

As per another thread, the van is in the transmission shop getting some other work done on a borked gearbox, so im using the down time to get the instrument IP refinished.

The top part of the IP is fine and is in good condition, but alas some gimp here in the UK decided to fit new switches and drill holes everywhere in the dash plastics and engine dog house cover trim :screaming: So i have plugged all of these and will fit the new switches in proper locations and match them all up.
The radio modifications are now complete, with a 2din unit and cradle properly mounted in the dash surround panel,

So i took everything out when the van went to the shop, door trims off as well.
They are now at a small motorsport specialist here in Northamptonshire getting flocked in 2 tone grey.
The instrument binnacle and center part of the dog house trim are going to be dark grey, the lower kick panel and outer edges of the dog house trim are going to be light grey to match the rest of the interior. I should have them back in 2-3 weeks so when its all back together i will take some pictures for yawwl :)
The whole point of it is that someone had painted the grey trim with some spurious paint and it looked truly awful and tacky. the only part they hadnt done was the dash top which is still original finish.

Cant wait to get it all back in March and start putting it back together ready for the summer fun to start
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Re: Flocking

Postby RECox286 » February 16th 2016, 6:42pm

Como se dicen "flocking' en Anglais ?

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Re: Flocking

Postby AndyH [OP] » February 16th 2016, 7:36pm

Ummm..........Flocking :)
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Re: Flocking

Postby RECox286 » February 16th 2016, 8:40pm

Ho, ho ! Clear as mud, mate.

Do you know the difference between being stapled and screwed ?

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Re: Flocking

Postby Leeann_93 » February 17th 2016, 12:28am

Okay, Uncle Bob: remember the old-time wallpaper that had texture swirled through it? Kinda short-nap velvety stuff? That be flocking.

Am I the only American who knows what that is?
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Re: Flocking

Postby Lumpy » February 17th 2016, 1:15am

Leeann_93 wrote:
...Am I the only American who knows what that is?


I know what it is. But that's because I have a degree from Flock U.


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Re: Flocking

Postby Leeann_93 » February 17th 2016, 1:26am

Lumpy wrote:
Leeann_93 wrote:
...Am I the only American who knows what that is?


I know what it is. But that's because I have a degree from Flock U.


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Phew. I was starting to feel a little odd.



Oh, wait: if Lumpy is the only other one, I guess I am... :shock:
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Re: Flocking

Postby AndyH [OP] » February 17th 2016, 8:01am

Flocking hell man :whistle:
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Re: Flocking

Postby WoodButcher » February 17th 2016, 1:44pm

Flocking in my mind has always been glue applied then fiber dusted over with the excess removed after the glue dries.
Are you doing this or using sheet goods?

-http://www.rockler.com/mini-flocker-suede-fibers-and-adhesives-suede-tex-fibers-

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Re: Flocking

Postby Astrofarian » February 17th 2016, 1:55pm

[quote="WoodButcher"]Flocking in my mind has always been glue applied then fiber dusted over with the excess removed after the glue dries.
Are you doing this or using sheet goods?

So.....if someone uses BOTH methods then is that the Flocking Sheets? :shifty:
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Re: Flocking

Postby Lumpy » February 17th 2016, 2:49pm

Astrofarian wrote:
So.....if someone uses BOTH methods then is that the Flocking Sheets?...



If you glue one of those sheets to a wall panel, then butt another sheet up against the first sheet...Well, never mind.


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Re: Flocking

Postby RECox286 » February 17th 2016, 11:01pm

I'm still Alice down a rabbit hole ! What is flocking in the King's English, rather than the

American English ?

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Re: Flocking

Postby Leeann_93 » February 17th 2016, 11:06pm

Put glue on a surface. Put fibers onto the glue. Let it dry. Blow off any loose fibers.

Now you have a textured finish...like the old-time dash pads. Or the wallpaper that had swirls of fabricky/fibery stuff on it.
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Re: Flocking

Postby Lumpy » February 18th 2016, 2:11am

Use several different flock media colors (colours for you Brits) and make a painting of Elvis or dogs playing poker. Make a bunch, load them up in your Lorry, take them down to the boot sale and rake in a few quid.


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