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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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