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PostSubject: Flocking materials   Mon 08 Feb 2016, 5:06 pm

Hi, i'm having a miserable time trying to simulate some car carpeting on my models, I just can't get a satisfactory look so may I ask the forum what the best brand of flock there is to use and what methods and glues you use. Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Mon 08 Feb 2016, 5:50 pm

I have used self adhesive backed felt before from craft sites. That was on a 1/16 beetle. worked brilliantly at that scale. Worth a look.

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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Mon 08 Feb 2016, 6:30 pm

I bought a box of Flock from a gal on E-bay 60 different colors for 45 bucks. That was about 8 years ago or longer. Works perfect. For glue I use Elmer's White Glue. paint the glue on with a brush, sift the flocking through a strainer. Pat it down with a finger and set aside to dry. Works well for me. I am super happy with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Mon 08 Feb 2016, 6:52 pm

Like Buck I bought a shed load off ebay way back.

The sellers name is Katevo. Here is a link to her ebay shop:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Flocking-and-Ceramics/Flocking-/_i.html?_fsub=1765277015&_sid=23163305&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

29 colours and it's the best you will find IMO. Cheap too and a good quantity to boot.

Shipping from the USA cost's more than the flocking but I'm sure if you order a batch of colours she will be reasonable on shipping.

For adhesive I prefer to use a matt paint in a similar colour as it tends to hide any thin patches.

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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Mon 08 Feb 2016, 7:58 pm

I use the same flock as the above guys over spray adhesive. Definitely use a kitchen strainer to keep lumps from occurring. In a pinch, I've also tried fine embossing powders, which are actually fine little spheres. They reproduce the shiny nylon carpeting of 50-70's cars pretty nicely. The embossing powder can be bought at local craft stores.
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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Tue 09 Feb 2016, 9:05 am

Funnily enough, my technique is exactly a Zbucksters. I use PVA glue over a matt painted surface (tried it straight out of bottle and tried it watered down), strained the flock and pressed it down. I even went as far as to use a hair dryer to dry it quickly but still it looks a bit too fluffy and patchy. Maybe i'll try a different flock as that could be the problem (it's super fine flock from Modelzone just before they shut down).

Thank you for the e-bay link Skid, i'll certainly look into that.
GaryDainton, I have used dolls house carpeting in the past but I work in 1:24/1:25 scale and it doesn't quite look the part.
RetiredMike, thanks for the embossing powder idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Wed 10 Feb 2016, 11:16 am

This is the stuff i used i just couldn't get on with the flocking. Its well worth a look as its very fine and can be cut to fit the floor panels and is self adhesive. I think it would work in 1/24 but get them to send you a cut off sample to check. Got be worth a try?

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https://www.minervacrafts.com/shop/fabric/craft-fabrics/ffelt12-ad-m-sticky-back-self-adhesive-acrylic-felt-fabric-12-square?colour=Black&size=300


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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Wed 10 Feb 2016, 5:06 pm

Ok, thanks for that link GaryDainton. That seems ok. I may look into that one. Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: Flocking materials   Wed 10 Feb 2016, 7:10 pm

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