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  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Mountainhome PA
Flocking
Posted by Shnake on Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:44 AM

Hey,

Ok I'm doing a white (parchment) interior on my car but in the cars I've seen they have the light seats and door trim but the carpet is black as are the seat belts, dash and back shelf under the rear window.  There is also carpet on the lower 1/3 of the door.

So I'm going to say flock it. But I also want to do the chrome trim on the door in real metal.

Whould you do the real metal first then flock or flock then real metal?  My inclanation is to  do the real metal first.

Shnake

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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:33 PM

Do the metal first. That way you wont be trying to lay metal over the flocking.( the metal wont lay flat with bits of debries under it.) Then mask the metal, then flock.

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  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:04 PM

x2, and you won't damage the flocking while trying to put the metal on and get it burnished down.

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: The Redwood Empire
Posted by Aaronw on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:37 PM
Rather than flocking, I prefer to use embossing powder. I think it gives a more realistic scale texture and it is easy to apply. Just paint a coat of clear (I use Future) where you want the "flocking" sprinkle the embossing powder over the area and shake it about to get good coverage. You can collect the excess for reuse. Once the clear has set up, check for gaps which may require an additional application, then you just gently paint the powder the color you want it to be which also helps to further secure the powder. Assuming 1/24 - 1/25 scale If you are using Bare Metal Foil or similar, I agree that it is probably best to foil first.

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