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Old 11-08-2017, 22:06   #1
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Suede dash anyone?

I'm thinking of covering my dash in suede. Just curious if anyone els has done this. Think it will look nice and stop the sun from reflecting into my eyes as much. I'm thinking, same colour as the seats.
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Old 11-08-2017, 22:22   #2
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Do you mean flock it matey

Yes matey do it diy kits available its simple
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Old 11-08-2017, 22:49   #3
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I'm thinking of covering my dash in suede. Just curious if anyone els has done this. Think it will look nice and stop the sun from reflecting into my eyes as much. I'm thinking, same colour as the seats.
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There was a thread recently put up of a black Evo 7 with red wheels, it had a suede/alcantara dash with the seats done to match and it looked really well.
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Do you mean flock it matey



Yes matey do it diy kits available its simple


I haven't got a flocking clue. Lol is that what it's called.
And where about a do they sell these kits?
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Old 11-08-2017, 22:54   #5
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I haven't got a flocking clue. Lol is that what it's called.
And where about a do they sell these kits?
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Lol

Have a look here buddy ...........http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flocking-M...UAAOSw2gxYphCu

Vids on you tube showing how to do it !!

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Lol

Have a look here buddy ...........http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flocking-M...UAAOSw2gxYphCu

Vids on you tube showing how to do it !!



Thank you very much! You have made my confused mind much clearer haha much appreciated!


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Thank you very much! You have made my confused mind much clearer haha much appreciated!


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No worries matey glad to help
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:07   #8
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IMHO flocking looks cheap and nasty. If your going to do it cover it in suede or alcantara
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:28   #9
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IMHO flocking looks cheap and nasty. If your going to do it cover it in suede or alcantara


Yeah I am thinking suede after looking into it a bit more. Do people cover the pillars as well or is that ott?


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Old 12-08-2017, 10:01   #10
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Some of my friends have done it in black alcantara... wondering if it is resistant with UV as we have a lot of sunshine in my region.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:49   #11
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It's an Evo, not a Mercedes!

For reflection resistance, flocking is the easiest and cheapest option, and looks great IMO, and in keeping with the low rent Evo interior!
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IMHO flocking looks cheap and nasty. If your going to do it cover it in suede or alcantara
Like an evo interior ain't cheap and nasty enough standard.. For a 30k car. ...terrible cheap tacky plastic shiny dash.

If done nicely and not over the top flocking looks great.... Stops and rattles and creaks.

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Old 12-08-2017, 15:37   #13
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I had my dash covered in alcantara in my old 7 and I'm thinking about getting done again in my 9.
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I like that. Would love my pillars flocked
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Old 14-08-2017, 00:49   #15
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if you are going to have it flocked send it to a proper company, no battery powered machine is going to creat the static charge that flock needs as well as the proper equiptment to spray it and clues and prep

i used autoflock motorsport on my old cossie, i had everything done from dash to door cards, ad some carbon and it looked great

there is an evo also that has his dash retrimmed in alcantara and red stiching and it does look pretty amazing, but to do it right you are looking at over 400 id say, unless its just the top piece of the dash you want doing, but even then dont forget about the passenger airbag, so this needs to be taken into account that it needs to be able to split apart just incase, this is why just using alcanata and doing it yourself isnt really a good option unless you remove the airbag

and get proper stuff as a lot sold isnt uv stable so will soon fade and turn a nasty green or purple
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