Alternative Flocking Methodz


Desi Z 07
07-09-2003, 10:41 PM
hey,

i am workin on a tamiya Skyline R34, and i wanted to try and flock the interior... i dont wanna go out and buy some flocking material/powder... ne ideaz for other household itemz i can use (powder)
that iz black or gray to flock my interior with?? thnx in advance for ne help :smile:

mel79
07-10-2003, 04:14 AM
I've used baking soda. I paint the areas I want to look like carpet with gloss paint (any color will do although I usually use the color I want the carpet to be when finished, gloss paint because it dries slower than flat paints and thus gives more time to finish the carpeting) and then (while the paint is still wet) I sprinkle baking soda on. After the paint is dry I shake off the excess soda and airbrush the areas with flat paint. I can post a picture later so you can see it looks quite nice and realistic.

-Mikko

ales
07-10-2003, 05:25 AM
I'd love to see some pictures!

Honoturtle
07-10-2003, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by mel79
I've used baking soda. I paint the areas I want to look like carpet with gloss paint (any color will do although I usually use the color I want the carpet to be when finished, gloss paint because it dries slower than flat paints and thus gives more time to finish the carpeting) and then (while the paint is still wet) I sprinkle baking soda on. After the paint is dry I shake off the excess soda and airbrush the areas with flat paint. I can post a picture later so you can see it looks quite nice and realistic.

-Mikko
That sounds good! And you don't have to buy multiple colors that are a bit pricey, just the paint you always been using!

Junhao
07-10-2003, 06:52 AM
I use those black cloth used for polishing leather shoes. The look like carpet to me, with a felt-like texture.

Tea
07-10-2003, 07:20 AM
220 grit sandpaper cut to size and painted in desired color =)

zerrocool
07-10-2003, 07:39 AM
tissue paper painted in the desired color

mel79
07-10-2003, 11:26 AM
Here's two pictures of interiors where the soda flocking method has been used. Both are still unfinished, but the carpet is like that with a finished interior too.

http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/658347carpet.jpg

http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/887208carpet2.jpg

-Mikko

Desi Z 07
07-10-2003, 04:28 PM
thnx mel79 .... that lookz good... and itz cheap too... lookz like i now have somthin to do until i get some more spray paint for the rest of my car... thanx for the info, hope mine turnz out as good :biggrin:

dannysreallycool
07-11-2003, 12:49 AM
i just buy some really and i mean relly thick felt from a local michaels( an arts and crafts store) which has an adhesive back so no glue or nothing it has given me good results and saved me time and money because a a piece felt thats about normal size(like computer paper) is only 20 CENTS and i would post pics but the webcams broken

MythosGR
07-11-2003, 07:59 AM
Thanks for the nice tip mel but just one question the first interior you posted is(I'm pretty much sure but...) from Fujimi Koenig 928?
If that's the case could we have more pics please???

mel79
07-11-2003, 11:42 AM
Yes, it's a Fujimi 928 but it's the standard GT-version, not Koenig. What kind of pictures would you like to have? I've finished the body, but interior and chassis need still some painting & finishing.

-Mikko

MythosGR
07-11-2003, 08:10 PM
I'd love to see both progress and finished pics...One pic of the body and one of the chassi and interior will do for now...thanks a lot...

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