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Just flock it !
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 15, 2004 1:01 PM
OK, guys - another question from an ignorant, old guy............... Is there a way to change the color of flocking material ? I'd like to be able to create an exact match for the interior color - not just something that's close.
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Posted by dag65 on Monday, March 15, 2004 1:40 PM
You might try mixing two or three colors together.
Sifting through a small screen sperates and mixes them well .
Now go get flocked! lol!
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide..." http://public.fotki.com/BigPoppa/darins_stuff-1/
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:27 AM
Thanks, dag, but I was thinking of a perfect match - you know, something like PCP ( plum crazy purple ). Might there be a way to dye it ( not diet )?
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Posted by dag65 on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:40 AM
I don't know if its dyeable or not. I wonder if you could find some fabric the correct color and make your own? I am thinknig somethng like a velvet would work as it would be really easy to shear off the fiebers.
D
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide..." http://public.fotki.com/BigPoppa/darins_stuff-1/
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 8:29 AM
Thanks, dag, good idea - I'll probably try that; Hobby Lobby sells all kinds of craft fabric. I'm probably also going to try a few ways to dye the stuff - food coloring, Rit dye, and maybe even thinned paint............
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Posted by SoCalCarCulture on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:28 AM
Try mixing colors together before you dismiss the concept - it's worked well for me in the past. I just skake them in a clear 35mm film container and add colors until the match is what I want.
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Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:48 AM
Put down some white or black flocking and then using an airbrush, paint the flocking the desired color.(the white or black flocking would determine the shade of the color: white for lighter tone, black for a darker tone)
If you can't find any flat purple you can shoot a coat of dullcoat clear over it.

I haven't tried this as the idea just came to me so it would be an experiment i reckon.

Just a thought...
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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Posted by dag65 on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 11:43 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Drackopolis

Put down some white or black flocking and then using an airbrush, paint the flocking the desired color.(the white or black flocking would determine the shade of the color: white for lighter tone, black for a darker tone)
If you can't find any flat purple you can shoot a coat of dullcoat clear over it.

I haven't tried this as the idea just came to me so it would be an experiment i reckon.

Just a thought...
I am afraid you would have fibres flying every which way, then you'd be flocked LOL
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide..." http://public.fotki.com/BigPoppa/darins_stuff-1/
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  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:52 PM
After it's glued down?

I have never used the stuff so i don't really know much about it. perhaps i should just shut-up about things i know nothing about, lol...
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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Posted by crzyhorse on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 3:24 PM
I've successfully used the "air dusters" or compressed air in a can to blow out my flocking models. it's never blown the flock ing off them so i suppose airbrushing the stuff would be a viable option Whistling (thinking I may get a whuppin if I post this)
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Posted by dag65 on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 4:45 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by crzyhorse

I've successfully used the "air dusters" or compressed air in a can to blow out my flocking models. it's never blown the flock ing off them so i suppose airbrushing the stuff would be a viable option Whistling (thinking I may get a whuppin if I post this)

YEah I wasn't saying it would blow it all off but from my experience there are lots of loose fibers to go everywhere, flocking is usally one of the last things I do so I don't get stuff everywhere
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide..." http://public.fotki.com/BigPoppa/darins_stuff-1/

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