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Nitroracer
Nitroracer SuperDork
6/26/11 5:40 p.m.

Has anyone tried to flock a dash board?

I've been reading about it on forums for S13 and Subie owners and it looks like a cheap and useful way to cut down the glare from my dash. I have enough space to start a greenhouse on under the windshield on my camaro and I was thinking about flocking the plastic dash cover to cut down on the glare. Looks like a kit runs about $25 bucks. Any issues with doing this on hard plastic? Too hard to keep clean for a DD?

http://www.donjer.com/order.htm

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Tom Heath
Tom Heath Web Manager
6/26/11 5:44 p.m.

Per did it on the rear deck of the Saab rally car. Looked great and eliminated glare. I'll find the issue it was in when I'm back at the office.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
6/26/11 5:55 p.m.

it's been a thought of mine with the saab as well.. as it is near impossible to find an uncracked dash for those cars

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade HalfDork
6/26/11 6:31 p.m.

It beats those carpet-pad type deals they sell at AutoZone.

Woody
Woody SuperDork
6/26/11 7:39 p.m.

Completely off topic...

http://www.timflock.com/jocko.htm

EvanB
EvanB SuperDork
6/26/11 9:17 p.m.

I've been thinking about flocking my Miata dash. I've never had a problem with glare (maybe because my dash is always dusty) but I think it looks cool.

93gsxturbo
93gsxturbo HalfDork
6/26/11 9:25 p.m.

That looks like one of those Fleckstone dashes from a minitruck circa 1992.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
6/26/11 9:35 p.m.

I shot the dash of the Targa Miata with flat black paint. Worked great.

Zomby woof
Zomby woof SuperDork
6/26/11 9:36 p.m.

Needs more fur.

RossD
RossD SuperDork
6/27/11 8:02 a.m.

Wearing polarized sunglasses is easier.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
6/27/11 8:29 a.m.

I have fingered it's crack but never flocked it.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
6/27/11 9:27 a.m.

The folks that helped with the flocking on Per's Saab:

http://www.donjer.com/

Good stuff!

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
6/27/11 9:33 a.m.

I actually have some leftover from the Saab and am considering redoing the 2002 dashboard---fixing the cracks and flocking it instead of $1400 for a new dash pad.

Per

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
6/27/11 9:58 a.m.

like

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
6/27/11 10:07 a.m.

I want to flock a motorcycle helmet.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
6/27/11 10:07 a.m.

I also want to Flock Carmen Diaz.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Dork
6/27/11 11:06 a.m.

Like this stuff gonna try some

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
6/27/11 11:08 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: I have fingered it's crack but never flocked it.

get the flock out of here!

FLOCKIT
FLOCKIT
6/27/11 12:16 p.m.

In reply to Joe Gearin:

Thanks for mentioning the flocking on the Saab. We also do the flocking in-house, but it is so easy anyone can do it. If anyone has questions about the flocking ask away.

FLOCKIT
FLOCKIT New Reader
6/27/11 12:18 p.m.

In reply to Nitroracer:

For flocking on plastic or vinyl dashboards we recommend priming it with a plastic primer first.

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing HalfDork
6/27/11 12:46 p.m.

I'd love to see a tech article in GRM about how to repair a cracked dash pad and then cover it with flocking.

Ranger50
Ranger50 Dork
6/27/11 12:57 p.m.
jimbob_racing wrote: I'd love to see a tech article in GRM about how to repair a cracked dash pad and then cover it with flocking.

You can either expandable spray foam the crack or if it is small enough, panel bond the two pieces back together. Then just refinish how you like. Something similar: http://www.rangerpowersports.com/forum/f24/how-glass-your-dash-136217.html

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
6/27/11 12:57 p.m.
mad_machine wrote:
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: I have fingered it's crack but never flocked it.
get the flock out of here!

No, seriously. It was only 16 when it started showing the crack - way too young for trashy flocking. At 21... it's got years and some wear on it. I can flock the E36 M3 out if it without regrets.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
6/27/11 2:00 p.m.
jimbob_racing wrote: I'd love to see a tech article in GRM about how to repair a cracked dash pad and then cover it with flocking.

Agreed, that would be a good article.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
6/27/11 2:01 p.m.

I think an apt one considering all the crap cans we drive (myself included)

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