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    November 2005
inetrior paint tips
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 3, 2003 8:48 AM
Hi just wondering if anyone had any special secrets for interior detailing such as painting seats ect.THANKS
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by Holley on Sunday, August 3, 2003 6:24 PM
Someone posted a hint on using flocking for carpet. I wish I remembered who it was, to give them credit, because I used it on a 1/20 Stealth RT/TT and it looks so good it makes you want to get barefooted! I made the 'leather' on the seats by using gloss acrylic black as a base coat, and after drying used a dark dark gray oil as a top coat. Before they gray dried, I took a piece of wadded up Saran Wrap and daubbed in the wet paint , removing most of it. It left a very realistic pattern on the seats. I practiced on several old seats from the spares box first.
Holley When all else fails, read the instructions!
  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Monday, August 4, 2003 10:26 PM
So exactly what would flocking be?
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 3:50 AM
Absolutely! Outstanding! HELP! I myself have read somewhere about interior painting and making realistic carpeting. That is painting realistic carpeting. The only problem is that I thought I could find it again but thinking the same thing with 100 + sites that I saved in my favorites, it would take me a week to find it again. I have mentioned many times that I am just re-entering this hobby. My first model will be a custom that myself and a friend of mine (whom is currently in Iraq) started almost 13 years ago. I want this version to be the absolute best surprise for his return. I'm wiling to bet that he has forgotten about it and will be thrilled to see it actually completed. The biggest problem with this custom will be and is the interior. First, it has to be very special. If it's special the doors will have to open to reveal the specialty. Problem is, this truck doesn't have opening doors and I have never tried to open doors (you know what I mean). The biggest problem is that once I get the door to open, the interior must be worthy of the opening door (again you know what I mean). I truely love the leather idea and am going to try it. My problem is that when I practice something on seperate, my first (practice) turns out better than any other thing that I could do, BUT, if I don't practice the first turns out terrible. Go figure. Does that make sense? The first turns out perfect but the one for the actual model turns out...__________. Anyway, I'm with mrsir2u27, I need professional interior help. Carpet, leather, dashboards, (I love the roll padding post), and who pays $10-$25 for an aftermarket steering wheel. Not that I'm against it, I'd love to have one. I'm just wondering how many people pay that much for a billet aluminum steering wheel. Consider it a poll if you will. If over 60% say "I Do" (no pun) then I will order immediatly. If someone says "I know how to make your own custom steering wheel" then...
Thanks for eveything. Happy modeling.

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