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I thought I might try some simulated carpet for the flooring.  I'm headed to HL this morning so do they sell anything that could be used and if so, what is it called?

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24 minutes ago, Fantom said:

I was looking for embossing powder at our local Michael’s last week and all the had were metallic embossing powders. 

Haven't had much experience with embossing powder, I still have a large supply of many different (useless) colors of flocking I bought off Ebay several years ago.  However, I believe embossing powder can be painted over once applied to the interior, therefore allowing you to have whatever color interior you wanted.

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1 minute ago, TarheelRick said:

Haven't had much experience with embossing powder, I still have a large supply of many different (useless) colors of flocking I bought off Ebay several years ago.  However, I believe embossing powder can be painted over once applied to the interior, therefore allowing you to have whatever color interior you wanted.

Thanks Ricky.

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22 minutes ago, Zippi said:

Haha....good one Patrick.

It’s not too late to edit the title.😈

This is embossing powder painted. It looks a little rough, but the camera picks up flaws that the eyes don’t. I know others on here paint it many different colours with great results.

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9 minutes ago, NOBLNG said:

It’s not too late to edit the title.😈

This is embossing powder painted. It looks a little rough, but the camera picks up flaws that the eyes don’t. I know others on here paint it many different colours with great results.

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That looks pretty good Greg.  

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3 hours ago, Zippi said:

Just got back from HL and the only think I could find was Embossing Powder. That is above my pay grade so I passed on it. 

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I own few colors of that brand.  Good stuff, but you could prob shop around and get little cheaper.  I got mine from the actual site when they had a coupon.

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6 hours ago, Zippi said:

Just got back from HL and the only think I could find was Embossing Powder. That is above my pay grade so I passed on it. 

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$6 is *ABOVE* your pay grade?  How much does a vial of flocking material cost?

Flock you, you flocking flock! 

(Sorry I just had to write that). :D

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You can get a lot of embossing powder in many different colors, relatively cheaply if you look around for it.

Look for sets of various colors from "Hampton Art".

I have a set of solid colors, and a set of metallic.

Both work nicely for carpet.

If you look around a bit, you should be able to find one of these sets of 16 different colors for between $15.00 and $20.00.

Sounds like a lot, but a little bottle of this stuff will last you forever!

 

I don't know for certain, but if I had to guess, I would say that one bottle probably has enough powder in it to do 8 or 10 models.

with a set of 16 colors, that's a whole bunch of models!!

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You can paint over the powder as well, but with a couple of sets of this stuff, there's rarely any need to.

 

Here are a couple done with metallic powder straight from the jar.

 

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This one was done with black powder, but it looked a little thin so I threw a thin coat of black primer over it.

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18 minutes ago, chris chabre said:

the metallic powder looks perfect for a custom interior!

The thing that I like about the metallic powder is that it gives more definition than monotone powder. Once all of the rest of the interior parts are installed, it’s hard to see a monotone powder. 
With the metallic powder, the metallic in it gives the illusion of more texture when the interior is completely assembled.

At least that’s the perception that I get.

 

 

 

Steve

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1 minute ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

The thing that I like about the metallic powder is that it gives more definition than monotone powder. Once all of the rest of the interior parts are installed, it’s hard to see a monotone powder. 
With the metallic powder, the metallic in it gives the illusion of more texture when the interior is completely assembled.

At least that’s the perception that I get.

 

 

 

Steve

it definitely brings out the color. Didnt late 50s GM have rugs like that as well?

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3 minutes ago, chris chabre said:

it definitely brings out the color. Didnt late 50s GM have rugs like that as well?

I don’t know which particular cars offered them, but I have often seen what’s called “salt and pepper” carpet in some cars.


 

Steve

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