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 Post subject: Platter Flocking
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 8:50 pm 
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I've heard of the homemade flocking machines made out of bug zappers but was always skeptical. I went ahead and bought a bug fly swatter zapper for a couple of bucks on line at ebay and made one. The results were amazing considering I did not even practice. I just applied a thick coat of cheap acrylic paint I bought for $1.69 onto the platter (bought @ Hobby Lobby), connected the negative to the bottom of the platter and shook the flocking material from the flocking bowl through the positively charged grid and made several passes to raise the flocking hairs upward, and let it dry. Here are some pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Platter Flocking
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2017 9:56 am 
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Very good. I just use the flock-it tube applicator from flock-it.com. I get really good results without any electrostatic charge. Put the glue on thick, then put the flocking on thick too.

Here's one that I did.


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 Post subject: Re: Platter Flocking
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Looks nice

I love those Cobra-Matics. They are work horses.


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 Post subject: Re: Platter Flocking
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 10:09 pm 
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I purchased a couple of these Cans when they were $7 and made my own applicator using an Air gun from
Harbor Freight and a plumbing nozzle WORKS Great.

http://www.flockit.com/index.php/produc ... cator.html

I put the Platter on an Lazy Suzy set inside a plastic trash bag , which is placed inside a Large Cardboard box.

You get to save all the over sprayed flock.

Fun to do.

Bob T


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 Post subject: Re: Platter Flocking
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 12:04 am 
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Here's another one that I just finished. It is fun to flock! And easy too!


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 Post subject: Re: Platter Flocking
PostPosted: Apr Sun 16, 2017 8:45 pm 
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Electrostatic is the way to go. I used an old 13" color television chassis like someone else hadmentioned in a previous thread. I gave the platter two coats of paint, about a couple minutes between coats (the second coat was heavier). I hooked op the anode to the platter and hooked up an 8" sieve to the negative lead. I loaded the sieve with flock, and turned on the power. I held the sieve about 16" above the platter while shaking the sieve covered the platter with a heavy coat of flock. I then turned the power off and let it dry for about an hour..I then placed the platter in an oven @ 150 degrees for about 4 hours.. After removing the platter from the oven, let it cool. You can then shake off and save the loose flock. It came out great the first time. Just a word of caution on the high voltage.


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 Post subject: Re: Platter Flocking
PostPosted: Apr Mon 17, 2017 6:34 pm 
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I've done numerous turntables on jukeboxes with this method:
1. Choose the appropriate color of flocking and get a can of RustOleum Enamel of the same color, or similar.
2. Mount the turntable to a rotation device (Lazy Susan) and spray on a light coat of Enamel in a spiral fashion. Let it dry about 10 minutes.
3. Spray on a second coat, heavier than the first. Immediately sprinkle the flock material on thick without touching the surface. Let it dry about an hour.
4. Flip the turntable over by supporting it from the center hole, or other spot that is not flocked, and let the excess flock fall off. Tap a non-flocked area with a something small and solid to knock off any loose flock. Examine for an even and sufficient coat.
5. Optional 2nd process (if the 1st coat is not thick enough): Spray on another light coat of enamel and immediately sprinkle on the flocking material without touching the surface. Let dry overnight. Then repeat step 4.

This yields a nice looking flock coat that will take a lot of wear from repeated records, as you can expect in a jukebox.


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