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Carpet material
Posted by Retro Joe on Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:20 PM
Just picked up a couple sheets of peel & stick felt at Michaels. Comes in a bunch of colors, also in "stiffened" varieties. Got one sheet of black and one red for under a buck each! Can't wait to try it...should be a lot less messy than flocking.
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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, March 01, 2015 8:21 AM

I'm looking forward to some pictures.

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Posted by Daf57 on Sunday, March 01, 2015 9:13 AM

Is it thin enough to conform to all the nooks and contours? Seems like that might be the advantage flocking or embossing powder would have. Please post some pics when you get it finished. :)

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Posted by Retro Joe on Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:58 AM
Will have pics this afternoon. The non-"stiffened" variety should fit up and down contours. They only had the stiffened black, but it is working great on the flatter floor areas of my 63 Corvette. The red one I got is not stiffened. Can't go wrong for under a dollar!
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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, March 01, 2015 12:07 PM

Retro Joe
Will have pics this afternoon. 

Great! As a trivial favor, could you also show the product packaging? It would help me locate the material more easily.

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Posted by Retro Joe on Sunday, March 01, 2015 12:17 PM
No problem! Was planning on it. Pics in a couple of hours. Have to put some clear on the door panels & console before finishing the front floor carpet. Good thing I thought of that before getting too excited and putting the carpet in first.
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Posted by Retro Joe on Sunday, March 01, 2015 2:49 PM
Here you go. My local Michaels had these. In this particular store, they had the peel and stick, stiffened peel and stick, and non-sticking varieties all next to each other, so I had to look at the tags carefully. They come in 9" x 12" sheets, and a variety of colors. Regular price was $1.09 ea., but there is always a % off coupon available. The "stiffened" variety is what is pictured below on my Corvette interior, but may be too rigid for some surfaces, where there are a lot of contours. The regular (non-stiffened) peel and stick is quite "floppy," like fabric, so it should work well for most applications. Adhesive is very tacky, and seems to stick well to smooth surfaces. As you can see below, the backing is good for marking out measurements.

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Posted by Retro Joe on Sunday, March 01, 2015 2:50 PM
Felt applied as carpeting to my '63 Corvette interior:

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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, March 01, 2015 2:58 PM

Great job! Thanks

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Posted by Daf57 on Sunday, March 01, 2015 3:34 PM

That does look good! Great find and thanks for the heads up! :)

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Posted by MIKE1017 on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:12 AM

The stiff one would be perfect for floor mats

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Posted by Moparfan on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:29 AM
Hi,everyone...I am new to the wed sight.Just picked up modeling after a long preiod of time.This is what I do for interiors and head liners in my cars.I think it comes out pretty good.I go to Hobbylobby or craft store.And buy a 1/4 yard of cotton fabric[same stuff you make tee shirts out of].I use the paper that protects your decals in model kits[you need a pretty big sheet tho][have'nt found another paper to do this with yet].Cut a piece of paper alittle bigger than the interior of the car.Push it in so alittle extra on each side,Use yor finger and rub around edges until you make indentations in paper.Now you have a stencil or pattern on paper.Cut that out with a pair of scissors.Use testors clean windshield glue,aply a thin layer to paper[shiny side]You wont get bleed thru if its a thin layer.Attach paper to material.Use a good sharp pair of scissors.A cut out around edges.Now you have your carpet.The same with the Headliner.Go thru the same steps and it will actually fit perfectly.It will take some practice tho..I did post some pictures in the gallery on this web sight recently..They should put them up..So you can atleast see what it looks like....Happy modeling-Moparfan

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Posted by Moparfan on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:58 AM

interior pictureOh,yea.Peel paper off,of fabric carefully.It wont stick,it will come off pretty easy.The glue I use is clear windshield,comes in bottle with long neck on it.The cotton material is thin enough to make contures and creases of interior and headliner.Use same glue to put down material.Use a brush to apply glue

Anthony DeMarco

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:25 AM

I'm gonna stick to my Embossing powder.

Picked up a set on ebay for $14.00 with 16 different colors that can be mixed to similate almost any color carpet you can think of.

I don't think it's messy at all, & very fast with great looking results.

The '61 Ford I'm working on took me 15 minutes to mask off the seats & door panels, & another 10 minutes to lay down the powder.

Just brushed a little thinned Elmers glue over the surface & dumped it on.

do it over a piece of paper & the excess goes back in the jar for the next project.

I estimate that those 16 jars will do a minimum of 80 kits!

You can get some interesting affects with the powder as well. I mixed black & silver for a "salt & pepper" affect on the Ford.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Retro Joe on Sunday, August 02, 2015 9:24 PM
This thread was not meant to be a comparison of different methods. Use whatever you are comfortable with. Just wanted to point out another useable product I had found. The other variations of carpet material look great, too!
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Posted by Goofy62 on Monday, August 03, 2015 9:09 AM

Sorry.

Didn't mean to rain on your parade.

 

Steve

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Posted by Retro Joe on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:14 PM

No worries.

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Posted by Moparfan on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:53 PM
Yea sorry...Your find is really a good idea...I didnt mean to do what I did..

Anthony DeMarco

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Posted by tbone on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 6:09 PM

Steve, instead of brushing on white glue, what about using spray mount?

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Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 7:33 PM

tbone

Steve, instead of brushing on white glue, what about using spray mount?

 

Don't see why it wouldn't work.

But you're looking at additional masking if you're spraying anything.

 

Steve

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Posted by rodnic47 on Friday, November 25, 2016 6:15 PM
I don't know how many times I have been in Michaels and have never seen anything like that. Great find and thanks for sharing.

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