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Yesterday, I was at a Michael's store, looking for flocking. After unsuccessfully searching, I asked an employee, who referred to their computer and informed me that they didn't carry it. So, I looked in the scrapbooking, stamping and card making area, and found something called "embossing powder". I was looking for black flocking, so, I neglected to look to see if there were other colors. When i got home, I tested the embossing powder over flat black paint. I am pleased with the result! I think it looks very nice as the short pile that carpets many cars. What do you guys think? Am I all wet, on this?

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Hey Dan. That stuff does work well. Guys here have been using it for quite awhile. You can search and find a topic about it.

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Hey Dan. That stuff does work well. Guys here have been using it for quite awhile. You can search and find a topic about it.

Awesome! Thanks! Now I know I'm not entirely nuts--at least by myself!

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I recently got some of that stuff and used it with superglue to make a no-paint, "invisible" filler on black plastic. It worked great! I shot pictures but haven't had the time to write up a tutorial yet.

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I've used embossing powder on a couple of interiors already and like the results. And yes it has been around for a few years now.

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It's definitely not "new".

I've been using it for quite some time, as have a lot of other guys.

But I agree, it looks a whole lot better than flocking!

 

Steve

 

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You can paint it what ever color you want.  I just buy black white and beige and paint for exact color I want.

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You can paint it what ever color you want.  I just buy black white and beige and paint for exact color I want.

Or you can buy a set that contains nearly every color you will ever need.

The colors can be mixed to some extent & the set I have is metallic giving you the nice "salt & pepper" affect found in a lot of older cars.

 

Steve

 

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Go to the Michael's website and sign up for their newsletters. They have 40% off coupons every week like HL. 

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I have used the embossing powder for a few years I bought the white and paint it what ever color I need, 1 jar goes a long way too

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Out of curiosity... since I've missed out somewhere on this and flocking... how does one go about using this?

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On 11/6/2017 at 6:50 PM, KWT said:

Out of curiosity... since I've missed out somewhere on this and flocking... how does one go about using this?

 

Paint the floor area ( or what ever you want 'carpeted ' with a like color paint ( some use clear elmers glue )

While the paint is still quite wet , sprinkle the embossing powder on it. Once dry turn the tub over and shake to remove any excess.,,,, viola , carpet.

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I have used fuzzy fur and other flocking material. But I can never get it to completely stick to the adhesive I am using. (Paint or elmers) I usually get about 1/2 maybe a little more to stick. What could I be doing wrong?

I do agree that the embossing powder looks great I need to hit up the micheals next time I am over in Cheyenne.

 

Tim

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Wow that looks just as good as flocking Nice ! I will have to find some and give it a try thank for the heads up.

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