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    July 2021
Floor boards
Posted by BoydCrowder on Thursday, July 22, 2021 3:57 PM

I'm trying to build a replica of my grandpa's 1965 Ford pickup. The floorboards were rubber and I was wondering if there is any way to replicate that. I've done flocking for carpet but this is a first for me. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 23, 2021 11:47 PM

Might try rubber.



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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:15 AM

Might take a look a some mechanics tool box drawer liners.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, July 24, 2021 4:56 AM

Take a look at Gunze Sangyo Tyre Black.  



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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:33 AM

MRP-F053 Black Leather paint turned out to be dead on for the rubber dust boot on the control stick in the Su-25 I'm building if you're looking to just simulate it by painting.

If you want more of a rubber sheet, you can use the above, along with some lead sheet.  Lead sheet is really easy to cut and shape to whatever you want it to cover and the softness of the metal lets you easily and quickly engrave patterns and textures into it.  After that, you can just prime it with Gunze Mr. Metal Primer and paint it.

Here's a pic that shows the rubber boot, and a little bit of the green seat cover I made with lead sheet.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:03 AM

Testors makes a rubber color in their enamel line.  It is pretty good.  Still available- I just picked up a new bottle.

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