Alternate Flocking Technique

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:o

I'm so trying this. I've been trying to "flock" (using embossing powder) for the first time and not having much luck.

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I think I will give it a try also. Thanks.

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Posted · Report post

Great tip!

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Posted · Report post

Nice tip! I'll have to give this a try. Really carpet-like.

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Absolutely guys, and hope it helps, as it has for me, making the process MUCH easier! :) For the flocking application itself, there is no need to sift the flocking, I just rub it round on the masking tape sticky side, until it's completely covered, and then I gently brush it to clear away all the loose flocking, you can easily retouch any bare areas, because the tape stays tacky and doesn't dry up right away like glue does, it makes for a great even finish! :)

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Great tip!

One question though. Will the tape hold the flocking over a long period of time, say years?

Thanks,

Russ

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This is a great tip. I will try it on something with flat floors. I agree it appears to be less of a mess and the fact it distributes more evenly is a definite plus. Maybe it a bit more work having to cut the rug out but that's not too complex with most model carpets.

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Long term adhesion doesn't seem to be a problem, I've never had any issue, even with handling of the cut pieces, bending or folding for installation either :)

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If you are wanting to make separate floor mats, or trunk liners, work excellent for that also, as you can cut to an exact shape, I've had no issues to later glue a floor mat piece to the carpet surface, just a blob of glue (centered), even white/elmers type glue does the trick, but CA works just as fine, only be careful not to have glue to near the edge where it might push out from under and become visible

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Brilliant! I can't wait to try it.

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wow awesome tip and so simple, thank you for sharing.........

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It almost look too easy . . . thanks for the tip ! :)

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Very welcome guys! Glad that is of benefit to some, I'm ALL for making things easier! LOL :D

Edited by Jeremy Jon

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