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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

Has anybody tried re-flocking the inside ceiling of their pop top? I see a US based company that offers everything required but I am wonder about just how practical a proposition it might be.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WoW.. [email protected]@L Find. Never tried it but going to keep in mind. I see lots of god use for this type product.

Things like maybe fixing a badly cracked dash without using one of those Dash Pads, Rug like Topes.
Cabinet shelf Flocking to help quiet pots and pans etc
Etc, etc..

Thanks for the info..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally,
I would only consider the air assisted or electrostatic applicators for such a large project.
I may purchase from them to be able to flock dashes and other smaller parts too.
Looks like a few high quality finish.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did someone say flocking?

Plenty of circa 1890 flocking to give away. You remove, but you have to take it all!

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Insyncro- I would think only the air assisted should be done on the pop top, mostly due to size of the project - for ease and consistency. Given the nature of he individual fibers, I wonder what the longevity and durability of the product would be? Have a kid up to who puts his feet on the ceiling and *oops* there it goes?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would only consider reflocking the top with it removed from the van and in my newly constructed spray room.
I prefer having gravity work with me not against me.

It appears to me like applying fiberglass via a chop gun, which I have done recently to a boat.

I have sent the company a message to see if they welcome dealer/installers...
We shall see.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about fix my pop top. I was gonna scrape all the old flocking off, sand, & then glue on "mico-fiber suede" with an upholstery adhesive. Then the little darlings wouldn't be able to scratch their names in it with their fingernails. The down side is the cutting required in the corners to make it fit properly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey fishguy,

the existing flocking seems extremely hard to remove and while not impossible I have yet to find an easy way. I am thinking of buying some tan flocking to just fill in the areas that need a little help. my van seemed to have flocking directly on the fiberglass and then had a foam backed velour material glued over that. the velour had disintegrated due to mildew and poor storage and whilst scrapping it off I did some damage to the flocking as I was initially thinking I was gonna totally remove it all but then realized just how hard it was gonna be. I saturatedthe flocking withbleach and all the mildew cleaned up so I could just live with a little flocking touch up. I see that Lee Vally tools has smaller flocking kits for woodworking projects but do not have the tan color I would require. you are welcome to come for a look while I have the top off.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI...a Snap On Crud Thug with the rubber wheel makes short work of the removal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the head liner that GoWesty installs. I don't know how well
it works for the moisture control but it sure does look nice. They also
sew the Velcro for the screen/sunshade around the skylight. No more
dealing with the Velcro peeling or leaving glue residue on the top.

It also makes the interior more modern looking especially when the grey
material is used. Use a light smoke skylight and grey plastic trim/knob.
Looks sharp when done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed grey tweed up there when I had the top off and upside down. Very easy to do once the poptop is off and cheap. Highly recommended. I'll try to find a pic in a little bit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth, we have been using this velvet fabric as the headliner material in the new Country Homes Camper roofs.


http://www.mcmaster.com/#velvet-fabric/=nq1o55


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be reflocking my roof with matching color to the new paint. I'll post pictures next month. Repainting van now
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

insyncro wrote:
FYI...a Snap On Crud Thug with the rubber wheel makes short work of the removal.


I would be inclined to use a steam pressure washer to remove the flocking.

To the OP. Thanks for sharing this product.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Is re-flocking needed? Reply with quote

Is there a reason folks are seeking to put the flocking material back on to the underside of the poptops?

My plan when I rejuvenate the poptop and luggage rack was to scrub the flocking off and paint the entire thing, but not try to replicate the flocking. To me, it seems like a canvas for the mildew and such to grow on.

Please let me know if I am misunderstanding this!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Is re-flocking needed? Reply with quote

danclark wrote:
Is there a reason folks are seeking to put the flocking material back on to the underside of the poptops?

My plan when I rejuvenate the poptop and luggage rack was to scrub the flocking off and paint the entire thing, but not try to replicate the flocking. To me, it seems like a canvas for the mildew and such to grow on.

Please let me know if I am misunderstanding this!

Dan


I guess you need to decide why it is there.
Decoration?
Texture?
Sound control?
Insulation?
Moisture control?

I believe it is there to "absorb" and prevent moisture from sleeping humans breathing from collecting on the tilted fiberglass and running off in rivulets puddling at the low points.

A sponge if you will.......

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just flocked to match new paint. Fixed cracks and got rid of poop flock. Will never go back. Love it. If you have done this post pics. The texture is the same as original. It's perfect. Let me know what you think.

FYI the flocking keeps condensation from forming and limits problems associated with moisture in a camper.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kjono09 - What did you use to reflock and color your pop top with?

Looks great....love the color!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used "flockit"
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The inside of a Eurovan poptop is covered in a vinyl. They never seem to go bad. I'm wondering if anyone has tried flocking directly over something like this on a large scale? Shouldn't be any different than doing a dash.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kjono09 wrote:
Just flocked to match new paint. Fixed cracks and got rid of poop flock. Will never go back. Love it. If you have done this post pics. The texture is the same as original. It's perfect. Let me know what you think.

FYI the flocking keeps condensation from forming and limits problems associated with moisture in a camper.
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Interesting color choice. Reminds me of where I work:

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Cheers,

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