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Embossing powder for carpeting; you gotta try this stuff!

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  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Embossing powder for carpeting; you gotta try this stuff!
Posted by markdoo on Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:44 PM

My thanks to Ken Hart for his article on page 22 in the April issue of Scale Auto on how to use embossing powder to make realistic interior carpeting!

Embossing powder... what the heck is this stuff?!?!  I'd never heard of embossing powder before, (I'm an old flocking-guy, and have been using it for years), so when I read Ken's article on using embossing powder, I had to give it a try right away. 

It's easy and quick to apply and looks fantastic when done.  I was especially-impressed with the "in-scale" edge that it creates along uncarpeted edges like door panels, consoles, seat bottoms, and interior side walls.

Great tip Ken, thanks for sharing it with us!  Give it a try; I'll bet you'll like it too!

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Canyon Country, CA
Posted by corvettemike on Thursday, March 08, 2012 5:36 PM

Guess it's time for me to head to the news stand and grab a copy. If it's better than the mess flocking creates I'll give it a try!

Life is not fair, but life is not fair for everyone....which actually makes it fair.

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  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Thursday, March 08, 2012 8:26 PM

markdoo

My thanks to Ken Hart for his article on page 22 in the April issue of Scale Auto on how to use embossing powder to make realistic interior carpeti.............

Great tip Ken, thanks for sharing it with us!  Give it a try; I'll bet you'll like it too!

Thanks for your post, I saw it in the April issue and it looked pretty impressive

Dennis

 

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    March, 2011
  • From: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by Jeremy N. on Friday, March 09, 2012 11:22 AM

I actually picked some embossing powder up the day my issue of the mag arrived. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Did you brush or spray the colour Mark?

On the bench: 1970 Corvette LT-1

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Friday, March 09, 2012 7:33 PM

I've been working on a 1/25 MPC 1967 Dodge Charger, and had the interior all painted and ready to finish; just needed to get the flocking down in it, then glue in the seats and dashboard. 

I decided this would be the perfect interior to try my first embossing powder carpet job on, especially due to the large, flat carpeted area behind the rear seats that will show prominently thru the rear window. 

So I laid down the White embossing powder, then after it dried thoroughly, brush painted it in the Flat Tan/Brown interior color.  I was alittle surprised by how much the embossing powder soaked up the flat paint, but the coverage and final result was great!

I'll post a pic shortly.

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Friday, March 09, 2012 7:49 PM

I'm building this '67 Charger as a "daily-driver", so I intended for the carpet and interior to be a little dirty and worn-looking.  Note that the area in front of the driver's seat is a masking tape rubber floor mat that has gotten dirty over the years from the driver's shoes.  Just got to get the dashboard finished up, and the steering wheel installed, and then this interior bucket can be dropped-into the body; hopefully by the end of this weekend!

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: NW Chicago
Posted by Belair62 on Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:56 AM

Looks excellent. I need to go find the April issue too.

On deck. 60 Bonneville cvt, 62 Bonneville cvt, 65 Impala SS 1:1 replica of my first car

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