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Old 05-04-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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HOW TO : Flock Dashboard give it the suede look

I bought my car for 500 bucks no engine but a full interior, the only problem was the person kinda took the interior apart and painted everything with black spray paint. The most annoying part is that he spray painted the dashboard black as if that alone would fix the cracks. I decided to flock the dashboard. I got all the supplies from donjer flocking DonJer Flocking Fibers Supplies Suede-Tex Soft Flock Rayon Nylon Spray Applicators Kits Adhesive Cars Decoys Rods .

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1 pound of nylon suede-tex ( you may be able to get away with less I ordered alot because I'm going to flock other parts too)

8oz of black undercoat adhesive

1 Mini flocker


Before you can begin flocking you need to seal up any cracks.
To seal the cracks I sanded the cracks down to make them flush with the surface. It is absolutely neccesary to seal cracks because they will show.





To Seal the cracks I used bondo. I bought a small small project pack for 7 bucks at pep boys. Mix the bondo like the instructions Then go ahead and fill the cracks. the bondo gets stiff really fast so work quick. Let the bondo dry for 20 minutes. Then Sand the surfaces smooth.



Now for the flocking process I had more pictures but the god dammed iphones pictures keep dissapearing when I plug it into the computer. The instructions are simple though. Clean the surface. apply the adhesive with a paintroller you have to work quick though and DONT miss any spots with the adhessive. fill the mini flocker half way and start pumping it !! its better if you have two people going at it because trust me it's harder than rubbing one out. after that don't touch it for 24hours just to be safe. It takes 72 hours to fully cure but within 24hours you can handle it.



Hope you enjoy. I searched google for any write ups on how to flock a dashboard but found nothing I hope this helps someone.

I will post an in car picture after I figure out my electrical problem and get the car running. Thanks for reading !!
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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oh what! new dash celebrate!
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:24 PM   #3
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Awesome man, thanks for the write up.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:49 PM   #4
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great! i love it if you can do things like that yourself
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:57 PM   #5
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holy crap, ive never even heard of that stuff. thats pretty neat man. i have 3 spare dashes that are cracked to hell, i may have to try this after seeing your post.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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ohhsnap...good job...
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:02 PM   #7
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hell yeah i was seriously waiting on someone to do this to their dash and explain it.

props to you brotha i'll prob be attempting this in the summer
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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Hmm. I might be one muthr flockin dude since I got me a nice crack in my dash. Good info.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #9
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damn... now I'm getting the itch to do my dashboard. though I think I rather use actual suede material. looks good though.

take some higher quality shots of the dash. would like to see how it truly looks.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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yea they did this on z31performance and also my friend has it on his subie

http://z31performance.com/forum/view...=a&hilit=flock
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I was thinking of either doing what your doing or just to the cheap super glue and baking soda repair.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #12
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:58 PM   #13
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This is in my opinion a lot easier than any other repair method for dashboards I don't really have to take a higher res picture because honestly its so fuzzy you cant really appreciate the texture in a picture.

Some advantages :
Anti-Glare
Cheap
Looks A+
Feels like pussy
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:04 PM   #14
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What kind of pussy have you handled opticnerv? That's almost disturbing. haha

I wonder how it fairs against the heat, would it make the car hotter or would it have no affect?

I want to do this to my green s14 dash.
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You have to feel this and you will agree !! haha They sell the green flock and green adhesive. I actually asked my self the same question, I also wondered if it would change the interiors acoustics. When I get my electrical problem figured out I will install the dash and let you all know how it looks.

If anyone could help I posted me Electrical problem here :
http://zilvia.net/f/engine-tech/2546...l-i-think.html
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Holy Hell thats shit looks great. And its CHEAP!

I just might have to get some and screw around with it.

It claims to be fade/weather/outdoor resistant, so im sure a dash would hold up just fine.

I can see it now, doing doorpanels, center consoles, radio trim, etc . . .


Thanks for the link & info on it.
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Chris, I'm feeling the same way after reading the Z31 thread. Let's have a flocking party!
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thats pretty awesome not gonna lie, if my dash was cracked id totally do this, i kinda want to either way.
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Haha I did this to door panel inserts on my old Hachi except it was alot easier due to working as a screen printer we have the electrically charged flock wands what size fibers did you use I used a 1 mil red fiber which was pretty cool fealing on the old elbows when driving haha. Good job that turned out pretty well
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Those wands are a lot of money I'm not really sure what size fibers they are, they didn't specify, but it does feel really nice. I screen print too !
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Yea there not cheap we also have the M&R in head flocker which is pretty cool for multi color flock designs. I love teaching the junior press operators how to use the wand cause of course I have to be a dick and tell them to hold the pallet while flocking haha. You can hear that zap from across the shop
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Chris, I'm feeling the same way after reading the Z31 thread. Let's have a flocking party!
That might be a good idea! We will chat about it.
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Haha I did this to door panel inserts on my old Hachi except it was alot easier due to working as a screen printer we have the electrically charged flock wands what size fibers did you use I used a 1 mil red fiber which was pretty cool fealing on the old elbows when driving haha. Good job that turned out pretty well
How does this stand up to elbows? Does it rub off after a long time? My door panels need attention, since my attempt at upholstery is beginning to fail.
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looks like a home made batman costume
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my e30 seats are taking a toll i wonder if they are good for sidebolsters on seats lol 24 year od leather vs me = rippage
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good job though. looks hella clean.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:38 AM   #27
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nicely done u going to do the door panels as well?
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I thought about this.
Or use duvatine on the dash.

then i saw the amount of dirt on the dash after the last event.
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yeah the center console thingy is getting flocked and the door cards
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do they make that nylon suede in dark BLUE?
If they do hell im ganna do it, but ima use plastic fillers instead of body filler.
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