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Old 01-11-2011, 12:44 AM   #1
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If you're like me, you don't make it to the interior/exterior section of the forum often, so I figured I would post this here.

I always wanted a flocked dash because it looks awesome, and is practical since it cuts down on the glare. I never looked into actually doing it until recently. Turns out there's a cheap kit that a lot of people use and have great success with. It's called the 'mini flocker kit' and can be found here:

http://www.donjer.com/



It's pretty simple. You put the glue down, then use the mini flocker to shoot the fibers onto the piece you're working on. After that it has to cure for at least 72 hours.

Find a clean flat surface to work on, so you can recover unused fibers. They say not to skimp on the stuff, so a lot of it ends up on your work space.



I highly recommend getting a friend to help apply the glue on any large pieces you might be flocking. You have 10-15 minutes to get all the fibers on from the moment you start putting glue down.

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:58 AM   #2
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flocked dash: Its what makes a rally car, a rally car
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:20 AM   #3
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Looks flocking amazing!
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:13 AM   #4
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Pretty flocking nice! (I wonder how many people will make that joke ) I'm planning on doing the same thing to my dash when I have time. You should pull that firewall mat out, it's a good 15 or 20 lbs. of easy weight savings.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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Haha, I've seen plenty so far.

Hmm, the black thing that also goes around the transmission tunnel? I was wondering about that. I pulled a little bit up around the shifter just to see how thick/heavy it was. I'm guessing it must go all the way up the firewall for it to be 15-20 lbs. Is it fireproofing, sound deadening, both?

I bet it's a pain to pull out with all the hvac crap in the way. I think I'll leave it in for now.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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Yeah, the black mat with the yellow insulation inside. I think it's mainly for sound deadening but I assume it's for heat blockage as well. I didn't notice any extra heat in the cabin after I removed mine though.

It is kind of a pain to remove with all that stuff in the way. I ended up cutting around the parts that were obscured and removing all that I could. I removed the rest when I took out the heater core.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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Haha, I've seen plenty so far.

Hmm, the black thing that also goes around the transmission tunnel? I was wondering about that. I pulled a little bit up around the shifter just to see how thick/heavy it was. I'm guessing it must go all the way up the firewall for it to be 15-20 lbs. Is it fireproofing, sound deadening, both?

I bet it's a pain to pull out with all the hvac crap in the way. I think I'll leave it in for now.
If you got the dash out the HVAC crap is like 10 more minutes lol

Just clamp off the coolant lines that run to the heater core, remove them then remove the ac lines (im sure your not even running them) then it's like 4 bolts and out she comes.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #8
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nice work!!

Dash flocking is one thing that I seem to never get around to doing.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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how much was left over maybe enough to do the pillars also?
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:57 AM   #10
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Great flocking work.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:07 PM   #11
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holy flock
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:43 PM   #12
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Flocking-A !!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 PM   #13
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If you got the dash out the HVAC crap is like 10 more minutes lol

Just clamp off the coolant lines that run to the heater core, remove them then remove the ac lines (im sure your not even running them) then it's like 4 bolts and out she comes.
Well I need to keep my HVAC crap to defog my windshield and what not. There's really only 4 bolts holding the blower and evvveerything else in?

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nice work!!

Dash flocking is one thing that I seem to never get around to doing.
Do eeet, it's awesome. Comes in a ton of different colors too.

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how much was left over maybe enough to do the pillars also?
I didn't have the best work space, but still had a full tube's worth leftover. I forgot to do the little vent though, that goes on top of the dash up against the windshield. I'll probably have a half tube's worth now. If you setup a really good workspace (like what I have in my pic, but boxed off on the sides), you miiight be able to do everything I've done plus the a-pillars. I have plenty of the glue leftover from this though.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:42 PM   #14
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Sweet, looks really good, been contemplating doing this as well, thinking you might have helped my decision to go through with it.....
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:58 PM   #15
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wow that looks awesome. I think i will try this out.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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not this flocking thread again!
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Couple Questions,
how many square inches does the 3oz bag cover?
Did you only use the 3oz bag that came with the kit, or did you get extra, & if so, how much?

I'm thinking of going Two-tone with Black & Charcoal Grey. Maybe even doing some kind of stencil or pattern work if its even possible. You did a good job on your dash. I'll make sure to post pics of my interior after I'm done. Thanx for the write up!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #18
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I am also curious about how much fiber you had to use. I might to this to my L while I have the dashboard out for my EG33 swap
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I want to see how the glue is applied and where is a thread on how to remove the dash? I really want to flock my dash. the glare is too much sometimes.
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how durable is it for a street car, can it be cleaned?
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You dont flock around i see. good work !
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why is this in motorsports
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why is this in motorsports
Ever notice the glare from the sun reflecting off of your dash board when you are driving? Flocking the dash board helps eliminate that.
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Because rallycar
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Ever notice the glare from the sun reflecting off of your dash board when you are driving? Flocking the dash board helps eliminate that.
so does sunglasses and tinted visors
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