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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kjono09 wrote:
I used "flockit"


Thanks to everybody who posted instructions over the past several years. Using this thread, I ordered new flocking from Flock-It and re-flocked my pop-top. It turned out really well. I wish it had been thicker and I wish that I had picked a shade darker, but it is working great.

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After cleaning. I noticed that 75% of the flocking was gone and the pop-top was stripped to the fiberglass and still stained.
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I decided to re-do the flocking.
After new flocking. It looks brand new.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Flocking 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.


Looks great! Do you think you can re-flock over old? I think someone attempted to paint the top , doubt it will come off. I think we're going for it anyway. wish me luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

Great job on the top! We’re about to tackle this project and had a couple questions. Did you use the air assisted sprayer from Flock it? Did you spray or brush the adhesive on? Did you apply adhesive to the entire surface or do it in sections? Vinyl or rayon. Also, it wasn’t clear if you scraped and sanded the top perfectly clean ahead of application. Thanks! Hope to learn as much before we jump in!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

I just de-flocked my poptop and trying to decide weather or not to try and re-flock it or use one of the materials that some of the members have done. I really like what puchfinnland used in his restoration.
I've done similar projects with gluing and rolling out fabrics but not on such a large area and I know you can really mess it up especially without good help, which I don't usually have access to.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for the steps in flocking and the tools needed. Most of what I've found shows flocking on a small scale.
Thanks for any help!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

Let me try to post that link for punchfinnland's post
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...mp;start=0
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:18 pm    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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How much did it take to reflock the roof? Looking into doing this myself
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

I think re-flocking is an outdated method unless you are some kind of ZeitPurist...

I looked into it and found this thread:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...p;start=20

I have completed the refurb of my top using the Hull Liner. It was a relatively simple install and you know the polypro Hull Liner material won't mold. Also, the added thickness adds more insulation and sound deadening.


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The Material was inexpensive too, about $60 from Albrights Supply
https://www.albrightssupply.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

Looks great! What adhesive did you use?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

sphet wrote:
Looks great! What adhesive did you use?


pretty sure it was the 3M General Trim Adhesive.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

i used that... did everything it said. Hull liner fell off after 1 year
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

I used this and it's held up just like OEM

https://www.flockit.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:04 am    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

I replaced the original flocking with marine carpet on my top

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

Franklinstower wrote:
sphet wrote:
Looks great! What adhesive did you use?


pretty sure it was the 3M General Trim Adhesive.


Off topic veering into applied veneers I know ......
But,

Sadly, readily available contact cements cannot and do not withstand the intense heat that builds up in a closed vehicle parked in the Sun.

This is the Product you need........ 3M #1357
It is used in the AirCraft industry and honestly is hard to come by.

But this adhesive WILL withstand the heat and continue to grip!
The can comes with a thousand warning labels and papers that basically state "if you open this can, you will surely die”.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Flocking Pop Top! Reply with quote

OzzieJo wrote:
I replaced the original flocking with marine carpet on my top

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Looking back, I wish I went this route. Flocking is a PITA and there are better ways. I like the marine carpet and there are a lot of colors.

I would still buy the glue from flockit.
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