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369 days ago

Has anyone ever done any flocking over vinyl? I’m thinking of redoing a car dash and wonder if anyone has any tips?


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#1 posted 369 days ago

You want to do a car dash with flocking? Well the glue will stick to clean vinyl although I don’t know what it will do when summer hits and the sun bakes it to 200 degrees. But you want to do a car dash with flocking? That furry, fuzzy little felt-like product used to line jewelry boxes? Are you looking for something classy to compliment the fuzzy dice? Has a family of packrats made a nest inside the dash and you are looking for a way to provide them with a comfortable bed? Wouldn’t a strip of old purple shag carpet work just as well then? If you’re just trying to cover up an old cracked dash then something a bit more mainstream might be a cloth dash cover – with a big of googling/binging or yahooing you can find one cheap to match your cars dash style and interior color. But those usually only cover the top part. Or you can grab all the change out of the cupholders and look for a dash cap – that’s a thin plastic skin designed to slide right over the old dash. It’s form fitted to the dash and once it’s installed it looks original – usually less than 100 bucks (The last one I got was for an old datsun and it came from JC Whitney).

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#2 posted 369 days ago

JustJoe…...you funny!

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#3 posted 369 days ago

Where’s the wood?
Maybe you should do it in sawdust.

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#4 posted 369 days ago

Looking to salvage a 69 Opel GT dash. Dashs are very hard to find in good shape and the covers I’ve seen don’t fit well at all. I’ve seen the old metal dashs done in flocking and they looked good, but I’ve not seen it used on vinyl. I thought maybe one of you may have used it or knew someone that had.

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#5 posted 369 days ago

No, sorry I haven’t and I’ve restored a few. Have you looked at these restorations?

http://www.justdashes.com/Products.htm

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#6 posted 367 days ago

Yes I have. I believe they’re about the best out there, but they still have fit problems with the Opel dash. Doesn’t help that Opel kept changing the dash layout. I’ve thought of trying to carve a new dash out of Bass, but I don’t believe I could get it true enough.

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