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Flocking HOW TO (quick and simple)

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Flocking HOW TO (quick and simple)
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 28, 2005 12:25 AM


Tools and materials- Flocking, Strainer,3M Spray Adhesive, Flat paint similar in color to flocking (can or brush)




Here is the part that i am flocking, a speaker box.





First, paint your part. I am using a grey/black carpet mix, so i chose to go with a flat black.





I did not want the speakers to be made of carpet, so those were masked off.





After the paint is dry, spray the part with adhesive. The adhesive i'm using is 3M super 77 and you can get it at walmart or any auto parts store. Good thing about using this, is it's a LOT faster then brushing on glue, and it's very sticky, so any flocking that touches, is gonna stay as soon as you apply it.





Sift your flocking through the strainer and onto the part. I picked up this strainer from the grocery store for $2.00 in the baking aisle. After it's applied i press all over with my finger to ensure a good bond.





Now you can shake of the excess...i only waited about a minute or so and then shook it off...you can see that there is nice even coverage. 1 coat is usually all you need.





My speakerbox is complete and ready to install.






Here is another example of using this same method on a car's interior floorboards..very quick and very easy!!

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 28, 2005 12:26 AM
This is how I do all of my flocking jobs...it's quicker and less messy then using elmers glue watered down...and you dont get thin or thick patches either.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 28, 2005 7:12 AM
I have some white Flocking lying around and have never flocked anything before. I think I will try it now
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Posted by darkwanderer on Monday, March 28, 2005 8:25 AM
Never thought of doing it this way. Looks easier and with better results than painting the part in the flock color than applying the flock while still wet. Never liked the results. I'll have to give this way a try. Thanks 1ofaknd.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 28, 2005 9:46 AM
You should still paint the part the same color....but using the spray adhesive the flocking sticks SO much better, after a couple minutes it was all dry ready to handle.
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Posted by JakeCouture on Monday, March 28, 2005 4:50 PM
Thank you for giving us all such a concise, easy to follow tutorial. I've been applying mediocre flocking jobs for years, but with this spray adhesive, maybe I can get a good, scale result.
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Posted by 7055 on Monday, March 28, 2005 8:05 PM
Thanks for the How to 1ofakind. I could use this.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 2:18 AM
Question...Hallo...Can you help me to undertand what 's the meaning of "flocking "or "flock" i have an idea ( like "carpet" powder) but i don't know and the dictinary can't help ( i' m italien)[ alien]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:19 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by rosso67

Question...Hallo...Can you help me to undertand what 's the meaning of "flocking "or "flock" i have an idea ( like "carpet" powder) but i don't know and the dictinary can't help ( i' m italien)[ alien]

flocking is the term for applying a fabric like finish, the flocking that you see here is just a sort of powdered material. think of it like fuzz, lol.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:54 PM
Nice tutorial,it looks like a real simple method!! i'll have to give it a try!!Big Smile
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Posted by 6 on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:58 PM
Well Done. The tutorials are the backbone of the SA Mag Community forums!! Everyone keep'm coming.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:25 PM
What kind of base paint are you using?Is it laquer based or enamal based? Does the 3M Spray glue lift it? How much working time do you have with the m spray glue??
I have yet to flock anything and I will admit I'm a little intimidated by it so please don't mind what may seem to the rest of you as dumb questions. Thanks!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:52 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tventurella

What kind of base paint are you using?Is it laquer based or enamal based? Does the 3M Spray glue lift it? How much working time do you have with the m spray glue??
I have yet to flock anything and I will admit I'm a little intimidated by it so please don't mind what may seem to the rest of you as dumb questions. Thanks!!!

the paint really doesn't matter. the stuff i applied is testors acrylic. i've used laquer, enamel....none of them had a bad reaction. any paint will work

the glue is just that, glue. and it'll stay tacky for several minutes. after about 30sec. to 1min. after i shook off the excess i considered it finished an ready to handle.
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Posted by gratch73a on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:35 PM
Awesome tutorial. I've gotta find some of this flocking!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 01, 2005 11:07 PM
Thank you for the great tutorial 1ofaknd! Thumbs Up The use of the 3M 77 is a good idea. I use that stuff on other things and will start using it on the flocking now.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 02, 2005 5:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tubbs

Thank you for the great tutorial 1ofaknd! Thumbs Up The use of the 3M 77 is a good idea. I use that stuff on other things and will start using it on the flocking now.

yea, i use it all the time when i do car stereo installation..building boxes and custom panels and what not. so it only made sense to use it here! lol.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:13 PM
reall good tutorial you have here. i just bought some and am using it on a stingray 3 interior panels so ill have to use this idea
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 10:38 PM
Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 09, 2005 5:26 AM
great tutorial 1ofaknd really clear and concise
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 28, 2005 8:07 PM
ttt
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Posted by pijun76 on Monday, August 29, 2005 7:31 PM
seeing as how I am always pinching pennies, does anyone know how I could go about making my own flocking. What I'm really needing to know is what is the basis material for the prepackaged stuff like detail master makes. Thanks in advance
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Posted by bugace on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 4:56 AM
Thank You for shareing. I learned something new today, and I'm greatfull!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 12:55 PM
It looks more like real carpet rather than the watered down Elmers method which always leaves clumps with me. I think I'm going to try it on my next project.
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Posted by Drewstang on Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:16 PM
Is the Super 77 the thinnest spray adhesive they have, or have you looked for a thinner mixture?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:59 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Drewstang

Is the Super 77 the thinnest spray adhesive they have, or have you looked for a thinner mixture?

why would you want it thinner? the 77 is what i happened to have here so that's what i used, and it worked fine.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 03, 2005 11:50 PM
Thanks for the info!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 04, 2005 2:34 AM
Great info .....Thanx
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Posted by 6 on Thursday, September 08, 2005 6:10 AM
Can anyone tell me if there's a chain store that carries Soft Flock or some other type of flocing fibers? I know that Michael's & Wal-Mart does not.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 26, 2005 7:31 PM
Well, I'll be flocked. That makes it look so easy. Tried it the way they recommend, it sucked. Maybe you ought to be teaching them?
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Posted by 6 on Monday, September 26, 2005 9:09 PM
What else is highly recommended as an adhesive? I'm trying to flock an area that I don't want to mask for spray.

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