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MG TD TF 1500 - Glove box color?

I tried to install a new (Moss) glove box in my TD today. It turned out to be too small for the inner dash opening, so it leaves gaps in the corners. I dug out my old glove box to compare and noticed the color is different.

The Moss box is flocked in black and my original looks like it was flocked in a red-brown color. Almost like cinnamon. Most of the flocking is worn off, so I can't be sure what color it was.

I think I'm going to try and re-flock my old one, but I want to use the original color if I can find it.

Can anyone verify the color for me?

Evan Ford - TD 27621

Mine is dark red-brown as well.... sort of mahoghany...?

Guess someone has to say it...."Go flock yourself"
gordon lawson - TD 27667

Another case of "flocking repro parts" that aren't quite "flocking right"!
David 55 TF1500 #7427
David Sheward

David - What the Flock - Over!
David DuBois

Sorry to get serious again, can't think of something funny.

Can you really reflock such a part? If so please tell me how.

I'd flock to a demonstration if it was in the neighbourhood!
Willem van der Veer

Thanks guys!

It looks like the finding the flocking powder is going to be the hardest part. Maybe I'll go to the flocking store, then I'll get the flocking thing back in the car!

Willem, I found this link using google. It looks like the process would work on larger parts.

Here are instructions I found on a woodworking site:

Firstly paint the glue onto the area to be covered. It is a good idea to apply sanding sealer before the glue to reduce absorption of the glue into the wood and make the glue go further. Apply the glue carefully and neatly because this determinesswhere the flocking is going to stick. To coat the inside of a box with flocking is easy. Just paint glue on the inside, tip in plenty of flocking powder, secure the lid, shake vigorously then tip out the excess. It gives a perfect finish with no gaps in the corners. Apply flocking to flat surfaces using a domestic flour sieve over the tray. The glue is waterbased so wash up glue brushes in water. Leave to dry overnight and do not touch the fresh surface. If you do you will make marks which are difficult to get out. If you make a mistage and miss an area, simply paint on more glue & apply more flocking powder. The coverage is one pack (of 50g powder and 250mL glue) per 15 square feet (1.5m2).

If I can find the right color, I'll give it a try. I'll post pictures.
Evan Ford - TD 27621

One of the things that always amazes me about the world is how some things came to be. Flocking was a common process years ago, I wounder how anyone ever came up with the idea?

"Hey, I think I will take all these fine fibers that I have and glue them to a surface?" Does that just come to you in the night?

The world is filled with things like this.
Bruce Cunha

Flocking update!

I found flocking fibers, flocking glue, and a mini flocker at the flocking store, ahem, I mean Woodcraft store. I was searching google for brown fiber and came up with this link
I thought their logo looked familiar. I checked their locations and found a store a few miles away.

I purchased a bag of brown fibers, a matching 8oz can of brown glue, and a neat little air pump called a mini flocker.

To apply, you pull the inner tube out of the pump, fill it half full of fiber and put it back together. Then you paint glue on the surface. Next, you pump the inner tube inside the outer tube. There are small holes in the end of the outer tube that shoot the powder fibers out in a cloud. You aim the tube at the glue and it quickly builds a nice felt like surface. The glue has a 10-15 minute working time to apply the fiber. The glue needs 12-15 hours to fully set, then you can shake excess material off of the surface and keep for re-use. It is recommended to not subject the newly flocked suface to hard use for 4-5 days.

I did the box in about 10 minutes time, and I am pleased with the results. The cost from the local store was around $24 with tax. This compares to $36.95 for the reproduction box plus shipping.

In a couple of days I'll be able to see how the finished product looks.

If anyone wants pictures, let me know.
Evan Ford - TD 27621

I think I briefly dated "mini flocker" in high school....hard to remember for sure as I think she also had a "bag of brown fibers"...hey, it was the 60's!
David 55 TF1500 #7427
David Sheward

You seem happy & content with what you have done. I guess we can call you a "gay flocker".
I know, real bad. :-]
Good to hear this worked. I'd love to see the final results.
V.W. Piņa

So, Ford flew forthwith for failed flock, found favourable flocking fibres, flocking fixitive, and flocking fixer. Fortunatley, Ford found fun for frequent fussing featuring flock.
Fond felicitations Ford, from a fellow featured flocker.....
gordon lawson - TD 27667

What's happened Gordon, lost your front teeth ????
Cheers, Nick 52TD/63midget

This thread is really flocked......

Would I get in trouble if I post pictures of my flocking?
Evan Ford - TD 27621

Lets see....?
gordon lawson - TD 27667

Evan - It depends on how you pose them ;) Dave
David DuBois

I don't know. Pictures of Evan flocking his glovebox. May be a picture I would rater not see.
Bruce Cunha

This thread was discussed between 12/04/2005 and 16/04/2005

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