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Old 12-25-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
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Post HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

So here is my little contribution to the in-scale-detail portion of How-to.

I have always been interested in making realistic interior/exterior detail and having as many features of the real 1:1 car as I can fit. So I started wondering why we never see in scale floor mats, which I am sure most of us have seen on real cars.

So here is my simple walk through on how to make custom floor mats.

I am going to be making floormats for my superdetailed Porsche GT2, because I will be using a transkit to have the driver door open, I am going to need to have a realistic interior. So I filled in the floor of the GT2 race interior with sheet styrene and here is what it looks like now:



Now I take masking tape, and layout a pattern on the floor to see what the shape of the floormats whould be and how they would be positioned:



Overlaying the mask over a sheet of styrene, I cut out the shape of the floor mat and two small square pieces for name plate and a driver side skid plate thats opften used in 1:1 car like so:



After the pieces are cut and test fitted, you can glue them together



Now, after the glue dries you can go ahead and paint your floor mats a solid color that you want.. I painted mine red, as I will have a red interior:



Here are the supplies you will need now, silver paint, black paint or a black magic marker and red flocking. You will have to use the flocking corresponding to your color theme and your flat main color.



I use white glue to apply flocking. I spread a thin layer of white glue all over the area that I want flocked and let it dry for a few secons, allowing the lgue to becoming tacky as so:



Here is how I apply flocking.. by dumping a lot of it on and press it with my fingers into the glue.



Then I brush off the access flocking and tap the underside of the part to make sure all the stray hairs and lfockings are out and I get left with this:


Now color in your name plates and your black skid plate like so:



and apply the floormat fasteners like these (phoetech nuts and bolts)


Now apply the sponsor decal you want over the silver strip and you have a complete floor mat ready to be installed in your interior...



I hope that helped and please feel free to ask any questions you want!

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Old 12-25-2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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Looks beautiful, i like the idea!!!! What's next?
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Old 12-25-2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

Nice. Cool sparco logo. Imm gonna try that.
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Old 12-25-2003, 06:13 PM   #4
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

sweet!!!!!!! GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

Dang. Very nice how to. What a wonderful idea.
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

now thats a good how to....
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

Excellent tip!! Has been added to the AF How-To section!!
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Old 12-26-2003, 04:47 AM   #8
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

Great Stuff
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Thank you for the very useful tip! Will be used deery!

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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

thats friggin awsome!!!! i love it!
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:39 PM   #11
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Man that's cool! What brand or kind of white glue did you use. I have some that I have used in the past for my seats, but if there is something out there better let us know. You are one step ahead of us, good job and thanks!
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Old 12-27-2003, 02:14 AM   #12
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

damn never seen that before.
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excellent job there dude, very well done. i was planning on doing a load of templates for people for various cars - car mats. a bit like hiroboy's window mask templates. they definately make the interior look so much better.
i realy want to get hold of some of the scale aluminium chequer plate material the ratdat used in his skyline!
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Re: HOW TO: *custom in-scale floormats*

wow... that will be useful for my cars...

only... i can never find flocking..... would sanded dust of polystyrene work?
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Nice "How to!"

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