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Yes that is the general rule.

Best to use the same color paint as the flocking though and flat colors are best always.

Back when I was a little kid in middle school, the craft teacher used a pump that sprayed the flocking in little bursts over the wet paint. Of course it was not on a model at the time but I never forgot the experience. Now a days I just paint about a one inch square and dump a pinch of flocking on the area and then shake the interior/part about while the flocking gets "stuck" in the wet paint like a Mastodon stuck in a tar pit. After a time, dump the non-stuck flocking back into the bottle and start on a new area.

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I would say to use a FLAT paint of the same color.

I drop a bunch into a fine strainer then I tap the side and kinda let in snow the flocking over the area. Tamp it down. For even better hold spray it with dullcote.

DJ

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Here's a very mini tutorial I lifted from a post I did months ago when I was building my '59 Buick. Other folks may do it a bit different, but this is what works for me............

The floor needs some flocking..............I had no copper colored flocking, and it was really nasty and stormy here today, so no trip to the hobby shop! I figured if all else fails.........go with black! I like to paint my sections one square or so at a time......this will ensure that everything comes out even and not mottled looking.

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After I paint the section, I very gently pat down the flocking and then blow off the excess. I recommend if your sensitive to flocking dust.................wear a respirator!

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This is what I use to "sift" the flocking.......a simple kitchen strainer! Costs about $1.50 in the store. I recommend you find one that has a tight mesh................otherwise the flocking will come out in clumps and add to your frustration!

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Okay, she looks all nice and even.............maybe a touch up here and there, but the front seat will cover up most of the floor. This'll be set aside for a spell to dry thoroughly.

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Lately, some guys have been using "Embossing Powder" which come in all sorts of colors, and can be found at an Arts and Crafts store. You can apply it the same way as above, but some folks have used Elmer's glue instead of paint.

HTH! :mellow:

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Thanks for ALL the tips. I thought that was the way to do it. Still tinkering with detailing. (Never done a FULL detail model, and because my Hearse cost me so much, I want it to be flawless) Thans again.

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I utilized Bill's tutorial for a long time. Depending on what I am doing and what color I tend to use Elmer's white glue most of the time.

I don't work fast enough with the flat colors as I poke along with builds. The white glue however stays wet for awhile and gives me the time I need.

Chris

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What's goin' on...

Bill

Thanks for the step by step tutorial. Even though I'm a truck/trailer modeler I've learned "ALOT" of tips and tricks I can incorperate into my projects from you and others w/ your experience level! I've always used Elmer's Glue for flocking. Two things that I haven't done is... appling the flock a sq.inch at a time and the other appling it thru a strainer! The next time I use flocking I'll try those techniques!!!

Here's a picture of the bunk for my Kenworth T600 I used used flocking for the interior. 2223944235_da2afcbf72_o.jpg

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What section of the craft store do you find the embossing powder? Asking for help in the Hobby Lobby here is like asking a deaf, blind, mute for directions. Thanks.

(no offence intended to any deaf, blind, mutes ;) )

Embossing powder is used by some folks to make signs, so if the person you're dealing with is knowledgeable-----they should be able to direct you to it.

Yeah, good help is hard to find these days.........try asking for directions in any convenience store nowadays. You'd swear the people there just moved from Pluto or something as they don't know anything! :)

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I like Hobby Lobby since they rotate their plastic model stock. However with that said, I do believe almost every Hobby Lobby has no help when it comes to asking for a particular item.

I've found the embossing powders at Michael's near the scrap-booking section.

Chris

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HOBBY LOBBY SUCKS WHEN IT COMES TO HELP OR QUESTIONS HERE TOO!!!! I thought it was only the store here. Do you guys use the super fine or the regular embossing powder?? I'm glad I looked at this post, I was just about to order some flocking. I hate WAITING!

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For embossing powder, use super fine. I got the thicker stuff and it looks like big-grain salt. You can find it at Michael's and A.C. Moore in the stamp supplies aisle. It is used to make rubber stamps. I just bought the clear and paint it whatever color I need to. Works great!

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Thank you Marc!!! I kept looking for that one to post the link to!

Marc's technique is killer y'all!!

:D

Thanks, Mark!!!

Glad it's working for you. I've been away from the board and the bench for awhile and just saw this thread and thought I would find my how to and post the link.

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ok...since I love to stir the pot, I'm going to add my thoughts here...

IMO, flocking doesn't look a whole lot like 1/24 scale automobile carpet. It looks like 1/24 scale shag rug...fine if you're building a 70s van, but in the interior of your factory-stock Lexus???

I think the deal with flocking is that since it's fuzzy, our brain tells us that it looks "realistic", but in reality it doesn't (to my eyes at least). Isn't most automotive carpet the looped pile kind? It has a smoother surface texture...more like an exagerrated vinyl roof texture than the deep-pile "furry" look of flocking.

I think a more realistic look can be achieved with textured paint. But that's just me... :D

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Way to go Harry always stirring the pot, don't you have anything better to do, like a job? :D

Anyway, back to the post, its hard to find good help at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, they looked at me stupid when I asked for embossing powder. when I said to make stamps the said "over there" and that helped alot NOT!!!! I still have yet to find that stuff.

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Hmmmm Harry, can I be your assistant, since I seem to be just as qualified as you are at aggravating people!?! :lol::lol:

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"Just as qualified"???

I'd say you're much more qualified to aggravate some people around here! :lol:

Oh, the thought of us two aggravating the masses...how wickedly delicious!

Mwaaaaaa-ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha hah (that's my "evil laugh"). :lol:

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I think you're right. Both of us teamed up..all that intellect together in one place...we might just throw the earth off its axis!

:lol::lol: :lol:

ok, we'll keep separated then. You work Jairus from the left, and I'll work Jairus from the...left!!! :lol:

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Way to go Harry always stirring the pot, don't you have anything better to do, like a job? :lol:

Anyway, back to the post, its hard to find good help at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, they looked at me stupid when I asked for embossing powder. when I said to make stamps the said "over there" and that helped alot NOT!!!! I still have yet to find that stuff.

Alright Jones, at Hobby Lobby, do they have an aisle thats basicly a wooden display case filled with all different kinds of stamps?? If so, there are some small shelves below that that has the embossing powder. I think the setup for just about every Hobby Lobby is the exact same. Hope this helps.... Let me know if you find it.

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