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#1 OFFLINE   Tonz

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:56 AM

just a brain wave or perhaps brain fade.
I thought I found good flocking but noo, so thinking outside the square how would this work.

I read somewhere of flour being used as something (bugga forget what) so if you painted a floorpan the color you wanted, then sprinkled fine (seived) sea sand....brushed off excess, let to dry, brush again, then touch up paint if needed
Sea sand is a lot finer than river sand but it would still need seiving

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#2 OFFLINE   Seby123

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:05 AM

if i was you, i would not use flour or sand for floors. i reckon it would be too coarse. BUT what you can use flour for, is seats. with flour you can achieve a modern-day racing seat look.

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#3 OFFLINE   giamino

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:09 AM

Yea. I wouldn't use the flour technique on the floor tho. For me, I usually just buy felt cloth from craft shop and then cut it to shape. It's not flocking, but it does look like carpet, so I suppose it works for me. Lol.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:13 AM

what could work for you tonz, is to get hold of some carpet for doll houses*runs*

i get all my flocking from europe so i dont have these problems...wouldnt mind a source in australia though.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:08 AM

View PostSeby123, on 07 February 2011 - 04:05 AM, said:

if i was you, i would not use flour or sand for floors. i reckon it would be too coarse. BUT what you can use flour for, is seats. with flour you can achieve a modern-day racing seat look.

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Would you kindly elaborate a little more on this process?

#6 OFFLINE   J-B

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

View Postscale18th, on 27 September 2012 - 01:08 AM, said:

View PostSeby123, on 07 February 2011 - 04:05 AM, said:

if i was you, i would not use flour or sand for floors. i reckon it would be too coarse. BUT what you can use flour for, is seats. with flour you can achieve a modern-day racing seat look.

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Would you kindly elaborate a little more on this process?

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#7 OFFLINE   lakas

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

View PostJ-B, on 18 December 2012 - 03:54 PM, said:

View Postscale18th, on 27 September 2012 - 01:08 AM, said:

View PostSeby123, on 07 February 2011 - 04:05 AM, said:

if i was you, i would not use flour or sand for floors. i reckon it would be too coarse. BUT what you can use flour for, is seats. with flour you can achieve a modern-day racing seat look.

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Would you kindly elaborate a little more on this process?

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x 3 please.

#8 OFFLINE   Seby123

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

alright i already finished this convo with scale18th haha but ill explain again. dont use it on the floor though, really only on seats where you want a suede/velour look.

basically the same as flocking, paint the seat in the colour you want, say black. then sprinkle flour into the still wet paint, be generous with it, doesnt matter if its plenty of flour on top. then wait til the paint dries and shake or rattle the excess flour off the seat. final step can be done with a paint brush however using an airbrush is easier. just spray the same colour you used before over the flour, making sure its not too thick so the contours of the grains still remain. done!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

I have been using the flour technique and it works good- I am still trying to perfect the process though.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

Masked off the areas of the seat that need to remain original, a coat of paint (flat paints work better for me), some flour on top, shaked the seat to remove the excess flour and then another coat of paint (more of a mist rather than a wet coat) and this is the result.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:21 AM

Bringing up the thread, can anyone tell how to color the flour ?

#12 OFFLINE   Tonzz

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:17 AM

you dont color flour.

step 1 paint the seat the colour you want.
step 2 liberally thickly cover the seat in flour while paint is still wet.
step 3 let it all dry ....several days................. then.... i repeat then lightly brush off excess flour
step 4  using airbrush or spray can cover very lightly with another coat of chosen color. This will seal it.



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