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#21 Daf57

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:00 AM

You're not limited to the color the powder comes in. After the adhesive dries hit it softly with a heat gun and it will harden up (embossed) and you can paint it the interior color. In fact I've been getting the opaque color since it will be painted any way.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

Ok, you convinced me. I will give it a try. It really looks good to me. Thanks Bryan !

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:12 AM

Bryan l have been thinking about trying it and since you used spray adhesive l am going to give it a try. Yours really looks good. Thanks for posting..

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:13 AM

I was at Michael's last week looking for embossing powder and was very dissapointed at the color selection. Almost all of them that I could find were more like glitter. I also went to a Hobby Lobby and did find some for the project I'm working on but its not quite the right color either. I wanted to just order some flocking from Detail Master, because I can't find any at any of the LHS's, but Detail Master has a $20 minimum order.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:30 AM

Slant

What color of flocking are you looking for? I have a small variety of colors.

Later-

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:37 AM

That's a great idea!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

I have tried embossing powder over a similar color flat paint and it looks good. I didn't get the fiber-all-over-the-completed-model results like I do with flock, which seems to shed forever and gets everywhere. IIRC, the other magazine ran an article about using embossing powder with good results within the past year or two.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

I use embossing powder all the time. I use a white or creme color that is easy to find. Once it's applied and set I paint over it with the color of my choice. I've been using white glue with good results but Im definitely going to try the spray adhesive on my current project.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:30 AM

Looks like it worked really well!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

I was at Michael's last week looking for embossing powder and was very dissapointed at the color selection. Almost all of them that I could find were more like glitter.


That was the issue which prevented me from getting any, too. The colors were all too metallic looking, and the texture too coarse. The only color which looked realistic was the black, which wasn't called black specifically, but "carbon gray" or similar?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

I'm gonna hafta try some of that embossing powder myself.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

Bryan, thanks for letting us know about the spray adhesive method. My attempts at using paint or white glue haven't been satisfactory.

Edited by Monty, 22 October 2012 - 10:26 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

Can you spray matt clear over it to seal it in?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

Sounds good do you have to scrape it off again to glue parts like the seats or do you just glue the parts strait on top?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

I was at Michael's last week looking for embossing powder and was very dissapointed at the color selection.


Maybe your Michaels store has a bad selection....I snagged 3 or 4 different colors when I went looking.

I've only used it once so far, but I can see it replacing flocking for good - I really like the 'no shedding' part. I used flat black spray enamel to secure my black embossing powder, and I'm quite pleased with the results

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

I just used the Michaels powder for the first time and it looks very scale for 1/16 and 1/12. I used a mix of Carpenters yellow glue and 25% water, brushed on. It's hard to mask some interior areas so brushing was better for me. Waited until it turned opaque and applied powder. After an hour, I did a second coat and application.
Very flat, secure to the surface and neat on the edges. I'll try painting over in different colors on spoons.
I like it but I never used 'real' flock.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

cool! im glad i could help

cheers!
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

If you're using a tub interior brush painting with acrylic provides enough "stick" and can give a little more control around molded in details like this console

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

that looks nice chris

someone mentioned it here, and i tried it............hit this stuff with a hair drier! it definetely locks it all in place. i added a second coat of it, and hit it with some heat and man does it look even better now!

thanks guys
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

Use some in another place!
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