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Old 02-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #26
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Sunglasses do not reduce the glare from the dash onto the windshield.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #27
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how durable is it for a street car, can it be cleaned?
It'll be just fine in a street car if you are thorough with the application. I have a couple places that have worn, but that's from stuff rubbing against it when it's all packed up for travel. I constantly throw stuff on the top of my dash like my steering wheel, gloves, etc and it's holding up well.

Once the glue is set the fibers aren't coming up. You can vacuum or do whatever to clean it. I've found a lint roller actually works quite well.

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why is this in motorsports
Why do you think you see flocked dashes in a lot of race/rally cars? I didn't do it for appearance, it serves a purpose. I put it here so others interested can see it. If the helladopeflush gang wants to do it, they can search and find it in motorsports.

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so does sunglasses and tinted visors
If that works for you then cool. I have sensitive eyes, and the glare was plenty obnoxious even with sunglasses when I had the stock seats. When I caged the car, I put the seat as low as possible. So now my head is just above dash level. The only glare I get now is off the hood scoop or reflections off the cars behind me
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #28
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I'm not knocking it at all. I just don't have a problem. Maybe because my dash is usually real dusty.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #29
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so does sunglasses and tinted visors
Read quote below.

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Sunglasses do not reduce the glare from the dash onto the windshield.
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I'm not knocking it at all. I just don't have a problem. Maybe because my dash is usually real dusty.
The dust on your dash are doing what the flocking does. Only that flocking the dash looks much nicer.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #30
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Polarized sunglasses eliminate the glare from the dash reflecting in the windshield. I've been wearing them for driving, for years and years and years. I like the ones with amber lenses, because they make certain colors "pop" - including the ones you see during Fall.

They also reduce glare from the sun on the dash itself, on the road, on dirt, on water, on leaves, etc. etc. etc.

This is why photographers use polarizing lenses so much for landscapes, waterfalls, and other things. Back when I shot film, I used a warm polarizing filter a lot. Now, I just need a polarizing filter and a digital camera. But I always wear my warm polarizing sunglasses when I'm driving, even if it's not sunny. And not at night.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #31
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As far as HVAC, you can do a pretty simple heater core and fan with some ducting for fogging, a bunch of people modified and or replaced most of it. Its one of the things on our list for our car
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Polarized sunglasses eliminate the glare from the dash reflecting in the windshield. I've been wearing them for driving, for years and years and years. I like the ones with amber lenses, because they make certain colors "pop" - including the ones you see during Fall.

They also reduce glare from the sun on the dash itself, on the road, on dirt, on water, on leaves, etc. etc. etc.

This is why photographers use polarizing lenses so much for landscapes, waterfalls, and other things. Back when I shot film, I used a warm polarizing filter a lot. Now, I just need a polarizing filter and a digital camera. But I always wear my warm polarizing sunglasses when I'm driving, even if it's not sunny. And not at night.
Since recently purchasing polarized sunglasses, I have to say this statement is ..ff..true!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #33
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Flock yeah!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #34
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As far as HVAC, you can do a pretty simple heater core and fan with some ducting for fogging, a bunch of people modified and or replaced most of it. Its one of the things on our list for our car
OT, but ditto. I missed a qualifying session last year due to fogging. I did use Barbasol on the windshield the next day and it helped a lot. Don't use much though -- you'll never get it off
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:27 PM   #35
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how does this stuff hold up to wear?


and what do you do if you scratch it?
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I have the same tools as in the video, I have to say its much harder to do then using the don jer flocking kit, BUT - the flock looks completely different!

after don jer



after professional flocking




hard to tell from the pics, but basically when you flock using the negative charging tech (or whatever its called) the flock stays UP, and using don jer it just lays in different directions
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I would think that embroidering would hold up much better on floor mats.
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I have the same tools as in the video, I have to say its much harder to do then using the don jer flocking kit, BUT - the flock looks completely different!

after don jer



after professional flocking




hard to tell from the pics, but basically when you flock using the negative charging tech (or whatever its called) the flock stays UP, and using don jer it just lays in different directions

Also the first it's anyway much better than original.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:14 AM   #40
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This making me wonder. My dash, well everything is coming out in two weeks for the cage work...

What am I looking for in a company that does the flocking that is electro whatever where it stands all in the same direction? A mess will drive me nuts.

Is it the same people/equipment that do....I don't know what?
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:19 AM   #41
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This making me wonder. My dash, well everything is coming out in two weeks for the cage work...

What am I looking for in a company that does the flocking that is electro whatever where it stands all in the same direction? A mess will drive me nuts.

Is it the same people/equipment that do....I don't know what?
http://www.flockit.com/index.php/pro...plicators.html

It's almost $1400 for the ElectroStatic applicator Been wanting to do the same thing myself to my dash. Tired of the glare all the time.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:47 AM   #42
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totally need to do this
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but all the money
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:27 AM   #44
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I guess it comes to having the dash wrapped by a trim shop
Or buying that kit...
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:33 PM   #45
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I guess it comes to having the dash wrapped by a trim shop
Or buying that kit...
I've heard fabric wrapping is even more difficult. The Electro kit looks cool, and they mention there needs to be something grounded to behind it like aluminum foil? Kind of interesting.
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