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    A Pillars - Flocked!

    Finally got my A pillars done. Got quite a few photos here, I'll explain each.

    First, I cut the PVC to where they would sit semi-flush, and aim at the opposite headrests. This was done with a dremel. I had originally planned on using a flush-mount baffle, but @keep_hope_alive recommended against it, due to the lip on the flush-mount.



    Then, took them down to the car and aimed them. Tacked them with superglue.



    Added some Bondo. Decided not to use fiberglass because of the relatively small amount I needed here.



    This was after a little filling and sanding work, maybe like 4 sessions with Bondo. There were a few pits in it, and I was pretty fed up with Bondo at that point lol, so I just used wood glue to dab on and fill those pits, then sanded it smooth.



    After some coats of paint/primer and some sanding, I had this.





    Not horrible, but still some imperfections. But, if I was just going to keep it a spray paint, I could have worked those out.

    But I decided to try flocking them. Flock is finely ground material, can be a bunch of things like ribbon, fabric, PVC, feather, a lot of things. Not a whole lot of prep work needs to be done besides getting the surface fairly smooth. You also need to paint it the color of the flock, the end goal color, if you want it a solid color. I used clear glue, so that shows through. You may also get colored glue, or paint the surface a separate color for an effect.

    Anyway, here are the products I used. Found them at Michael's, it's called "embossing powder". They looked at me like I was speaking Thai when I said "flock".



    So here I tried a test patch on the back of the pillars. The process is simple: you brush on the glue, then sprinkle on the powder. They sell a kind of shooter for the powder, and I also think you can spray it on with an airbrush, which would probably yield better results. But I just sprinkled it on.



    Then just tapped it off the next day.



    Now I knew it was go time. Took the whole pillar, spread the glue all over it. You want to use a good amount, want to make sure every part you want flock on covered. And then when you're applying, you want to turn the piece so that it's horizontal, so gravity does work for you. If you just let it fall off the side, it doesn't stick as good. Here's where the airbrush or shooter would come in handy. You also want to put paper or something underneath, because you can reclaim the excess flock when you're done. When I was applying, I used about 3.5 of those little jars. After I reclaimed, it turned out that only less than 1 actually stuck on there.



    You have to make sure not to touch it AT ALL after you apply. If you happen to accidentally touch it, throw some flock on the exposed glue. You can then gently dab out the mark as best you can. I know because I did this

    You also need to make sure to let the glue fully dry. Best to let it sit a full day before you even think about touching it. Didn't seem to try until day 2 for me.

    After it's dry, just hold it up, and tap off the excess. You can brush it off the surface at this point, most of it should be stuck on by now. Here's what the finished product looks like.









    I think it turned out pretty good. It's something different, and wasn't too much work. I have a couple little spots I can dab glue and touch up with some flock, but all in all I'm happy with it. The texture is somewhere in the middle of suede and sandpaper.
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    Re: A Pillars - Flocked!

    Looks fucking AMAZING...I will put mine in the mail you tomorrow...LMAO

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    Re: A Pillars - Flocked!

    So from what I got, it's something like a spray on fabric?

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    Looks great, bud. Your attention to detail is impeccable on those coats.
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    Re: A Pillars - Flocked!

    that looks nice as hell! i wonder how durable it is? would love to do my dash with that. should be virtually glare free.

    Matt

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    Re: A Pillars - Flocked!

    Quote Originally Posted by Double 07 View Post
    Looks fucking AMAZING...I will put mine in the mail you tomorrow...LMAO
    Thanks man! Not so sure I want to do it again lol. It took a while, about 2 weeks, but I wasn't going hard on them. Also got these pillars off of eBay for like $12 each. Wanted a pair to play with and not worry about screwing up, because I wasn't fully decided on what I wanted to do when I bought them.

    Quote Originally Posted by xShoWTeKx View Post
    So from what I got, it's something like a spray on fabric?
    Sort of, but the flock material doesn't have to be fabric. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flocking_(texture)

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    Looks great, bud. Your attention to detail is impeccable on those coats.
    Thanks bro. That's how I am with everything. If I'm creating it, it's gotta be good. Kinda sucks sometimes lol.
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    Re: A Pillars - Flocked!

    Quote Originally Posted by mat3833 View Post
    that looks nice as hell! i wonder how durable it is? would love to do my dash with that. should be virtually glare free.

    Matt
    Not sure it would be a good idea, unless you're careful to never put something up there. Depending how you prep the surface, the glue may not adhere super well, and the glue may actually peel off before the flock material flakes off the glue. But even if the glue sticks, I think you're going to still notice any scratches or marring on the surface. But if you're careful, I don't see why not.
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    Re: A Pillars - Flocked!

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    Thanks man! Not so sure I want to do it again lol. It took a while, about 2 weeks, but I wasn't going hard on them. Also got these pillars off of eBay for like $12 each. Wanted a pair to play with and not worry about screwing up, because I wasn't fully decided on what I wanted to do when I bought them.
    My A-pillar was $2 from the junkyard.. I would have grabbed some more to play around with if I knew they were that cheap beforehand
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    Those look amazing. You did a great job.
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    Re: A Pillars - Flocked!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious View Post
    My A-pillar was $2 from the junkyard.. I would have grabbed some more to play around with if I knew they were that cheap beforehand
    Yeah I looked at the one closest to me, didn't have any, so I didn't feel like driving all over to try to find them. $12 isn't bad.
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