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05-29-2015 02:34 AM  4 years ago
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Sleeper

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+Is anyone familiar with or used the process of flocking? Cam across this several weeks ago and thought it just maybe the answer to creating a really great interior. No more plastic seats, no more just plain door panels or ones covered with light plywood. Just pick from a wide selection of colors, get the correct color matched adhesive, Lightly sand the service and dust on the micro fiber and let it set for 24 hours. Results are very realistic looking seats. I did this on the new EC-135 and they look great. I found it at Woodcraft and at Rockler stores. Next would be the inside door panels using the same process. I will try to post photos once I figure out how to. Regards, Gayl
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05-29-2015 02:57 AM  4 years ago
Jerry K

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I did the process many many moons ago and it is very easy. I am sure for this project you would want to select a fiber that is very fine for the proper texture.
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05-29-2015 12:50 PM  4 years ago
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Gayl
Been doing flocking for some time now. It works great. As long as you use the colored glue under the flock, it comes out nice. I put the part in a cardboard box to add the flock, then tap off lightly to get the excess off.
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05-29-2015 01:46 PM  4 years ago
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OK, so I saw the title to this thread and thought it was going to be about where scale guys tend to gather in groups.

I was way off! LOL!!
Steve
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05-29-2015 02:41 PM  4 years ago
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And I thought I was onto something really new and exciting. I guess it just takes us old guys a while to catch up. I wonder what else I have missed. Regards, Gayl
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05-29-2015 03:00 PM  4 years ago
acftmx

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Wake Up !
LOL sorry couldn't resist!

TBH I though it had something to do with Geese or Sheep LOL.
or something from 50 shades of Grey
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05-29-2015 04:05 PM  4 years ago
coptercptn

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I just thought y'all spelled it wrong...? And this thread was going XXX rated..? 😈Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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05-29-2015 05:24 PM  4 years ago
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Flocking Aroound

Hi Gayl,

You can't use Joe as an example... he has been building scaler's since before there was electric!!! (no not batteries!!!)
Always good to share...

You OLD BUDDY, Stan
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05-29-2015 09:08 PM  4 years ago
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I just thought y'all spelled it wrong...? And this thread was going XXX rated..? 😈
Jim, I thought the same thing
how bout some pics so I can see what this is all about?
drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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05-29-2015 09:28 PM  4 years ago
Notar

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You know Gayl, i have been around a flocking long time, LOL.
You know its friday after that one.
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05-30-2015 01:53 AM  4 years ago
treotraveler

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Where do you get the flocking stuff? Would like to see some pics. How much of the flocking stuff do you need for flocking christmas trees?
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05-30-2015 03:33 AM  4 years ago
gmcullan

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I've used flocking for years when building model cars. Any hobby shop that caters to "plastic" builders should have a good assortment to choose from.Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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05-30-2015 01:06 PM  4 years ago
Rckfish

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I would check out www.detailmaster.com. They have what you need.

You can google model car flocking and come up with tons of sources and information.

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05-31-2015 12:50 AM  4 years ago
Heli143

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This is new to me so I found a how to video...

Watch at YouTube

Roy Mayoral
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05-31-2015 02:31 AM  4 years ago
Grimracer

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I use flocking in my PL model builds.. easy to use.

Grim
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05-31-2015 02:36 AM  4 years ago
Grimracer

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Its also worth saying.. you need to use a dust mask when flocking.. the fibers are easy inhaled... not good for ya either.

Grim
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05-31-2015 03:40 PM  4 years ago
coptercptn

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Time for a new thread..? "Meet The Flockers". 😈
(Sorry Gayle, just had to) 😊😊😊
Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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05-31-2015 04:57 PM  4 years ago
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First let me thank everyone for there input on Flocking. I thought I had come across a new and exciting technic when in fact it has been around for some time. Are there other technics that can be used or is the video straight forward in how it should be done. Another good website is http://WWW.flockit.com. I found out that a little Flocking goes a long way, you can recycle the material just use a large box with a plastic garbage bag insert and that you must be patient after applying it. Just leave it set and walk away for 24 hours. Shake off the excess and you have a great finished product. The seats in the EC-135 look great. Just that little finishing touch to set it apart in the crowd. I have a lot of models to catch up on. Regards, Gayl
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05-31-2015 05:32 PM  4 years ago
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Also, if you do not want to do the entire seat, such as just add a flocked seat cushion, use fine line tape to mask off the area to remain unflocked, and flock in the masked area. Remove tape after flocking.
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