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Carpeting made easy!
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 1:51 PM
I tried something new recently that works great!
I bought some velour contact sheets made by Con-Tact. Looked like it might work for 1/25 scale carpeting. Now if you've ever used contact paper you know that it doesn't conform to irregular surfaces. This stuff is not bonded to paper, it has a very thin vinyl backing and will stretch enough to cover a trans tunnel.
Just make sure that it is at room temp. when applying. Heating it with a hair drier will help it conform to your floor pan. You get an extremely realistic effect unlike flocking which is a little bit too perfect if you know what I mean. You may even want to put some wrinkling in it to make it look even more realistic. If you don't like the way it looks, you can peel it off and try again! It comes in green, red, black, blue, & burgandy. It makes great looking floor mats and seat inserts.
The best part is that you don't have to clean up any flocking mess!
WF
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 2:13 PM
Thanks Walter.
What colors and designs did you see at the store?
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Posted by Chris B on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 2:21 PM
What type of store will sell this? I'd like to try it out myself.
Chris
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 2:35 PM
Sounds a whole lot better than flocking and easier! where do i get this stuff and how much is it? Sounds like your on to something. Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 2:38 PM
Chris,
I listed the colors in my orig. post. See above.
I bought the stuff at Michaels. I'm pretty sure that there are Michaels stores throughout the US. You should be able to find it in other stores as well.
WF
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Posted by Chris B on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 3:11 PM
Thanks Walter! I have a Michaels in my town.
Chris
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Posted by bobcrozier on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 4:10 PM
Hi all

For all the guys in the UK, the same stuff is available in the over here in hardware stores under the name "Fablon".
Comes in several wood grain prints as well!

Bob
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:10 PM
They also have some leather looking material that I want to try on a pick-up truck bed cover.
WF
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:25 PM
Walt. Do you know if you can get the stuff in Hobby Lobby? We had a Michaels in Pensacola but I think it closed up late last year. Thanks.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:03 PM
I google searched "Con-Tact paper" and came up with dozens of stores that carry their product,
but I would check with craft stores rather than hobby shops.
WF
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 8:49 PM
You can get it at Micheal's, Hobby Lobby or AC Moore....other places too I'm sure, just don't know where. It is usually in with the felt sheets, pipe cleaners, stuff like that.


Thought about it for a sec and came up with something else. If you dont mind the extra work, you can get the felt sheets that aren't sticky backed. Just put done some spray adhesive and apply the felt. I know this is almost as much work as flocking, but it opens up alot of color options. You can get many colors and patterns of felt sheets. They ever have animal prints and suede-like material.

Hmm, wonder when Micheal's closes.....
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:01 PM
Thanks guys. That should help out quite nicely. Great tips.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:25 PM
i bet that stuff would do just great on the floor of a semi....thanks for the tip,walter ..!CoolCoolCool
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:20 AM
Great idea. Walter !
hotfordcoupe - try Wal-Mart - they sell lots of contact paper
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 19, 2004 3:20 PM
that is a wonderful tip i've all ready come up with ideas. thanx walter i'm headed to the store later.
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:41 PM
Thanks, diokon. I'm out the door.
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Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 1:34 AM
Got any old leather out of style jackets laying around?
The split leather comes in handy for a great deal of projects.

I recycle almost everything, lol...
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 9:47 AM
Hey Drack. I've got pieces of old leather but they are too thick. They're steerhide. If they were lamb or goatskin, I could easily pull the outer skin away from the suede part. These won't pull like that. Any advise on getting the pieces thin enough? They're about a millimeter thick and that's too much. Thanks in advance.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 07, 2004 4:16 PM
Walter.. thanks for the tip. I've got a Michaels nearby. Next time Im around it, I'll take a look.

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