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To flock or not to flock - revisited...

Post by GRNSHRK » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:48 pm

Well, after looking at the results from Bob V. (86_6series) and the flock job that he performed, I figured I'd give it a whirl, while I had things apart [-o<

Once again, pleased with the results =D>

I went with black, not knowing that this stuff comes in a couple of dozen colors :roll:

I did replace the original "grain of rice" 1.2W bulbs with 2.3W, but I haven't had the 6er out at night yet to see how much brighter things are in there :-"

And almost forgot, Euro tach and fuel gauge installed as well \:D/
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Re: To flock or not to flock - revisited...

Post by 635sharknose » Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:09 am

That looks very good!

How did you remove the glass without breaking it?

Aren't the brighter bulbs warmer? Not sure if that extra heat could perhaps ruin the plastic molding.
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Re: To flock or not to flock - revisited...

Post by anchored » Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:17 pm

I found it possible to break the glue holding the lens by tapping around the edge lightly with a mallet. I did end up getting a tiny crack but I think it was from my impatience more than anything.

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Re: To flock or not to flock - revisited...

Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:11 pm

How did you remove the glass without breaking it?
Very carefully Paul, very carefully [-o<

As it's glued in a few places, and you don't know where they are, I just worked my way around, slowly lifting and trying to break free any glue bonds :-"

I did manage to create 2 very small cracks along the right hand side, but are not visible, at least in the attached photos :roll:
Aren't the brighter bulbs warmer?
Presumably, yes, they would be warmer. But please keep in mind the very low wattage we're dealing with here, 1.2W versus 2.3W :-?

Plus I do have the option to turn them down in intensity, should I feel the need, but seriously doubt that they will do any damage to to excessive heat [-o<
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Re: To flock or not to flock - revisited...

Post by olympia57 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:44 pm

That's very impressive Bobbo.
I'll have to blank off the auto gear indicator lights on my binnicle when I go manual therefoe this is of great interest to me .
Can you enlighten us as to what's involved in this and how you acheived it .
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Post by GRNSHRK » Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:57 pm

Well Don, as my 6er was already a manual, I didn't actually have to do anything :roll:

Not sure if you've ever removed your instrument cluster before, but just like the idiot light symbols on the left and right hand sides, there is a piece of black plastic that covers the slushbox symbols =D>

The idiot light symbols are also on plastic pieces that fit nicely into recesses on the back side of the cluster :-"

I did crazy glue them in place before reassembly, as they were loose and fell out when I removed the cluster :-?

If you have any parts breakers in the UK or Ireland for series 1 cars, maybe you can see about obtaining this blanking strip [-o<

Otherwise, I think it would be simple enough to just fabricate one :wink:

Sorry, I should have snapped a photo of these but did not [-(
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Re: To flock or not to flock - revisited...

Post by olympia57 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:19 pm

Thanks Bob but , and forgive me if I have misunderstood this , did you do the flocking yourself or was it done professionally ?
I thought the flock had to be " charged " to adhere to the surface .
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Post by GRNSHRK » Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:26 pm

Ah, no need to charge, like powder coating :-"

The kit comes with brush (or spray on) adhesive and a sort of "pump" that you use to dispense the fibers \:D/

The pump is essentially 2 cardboard tubes, one that fits inside the other, with holes in one end to dispense the fibers, pretty simple, actually :roll:

It's from a company called Just Flock It :lol:

https://www.flockit.com/

Once it's dry (overnight) you simply shake out what didn't stick, for reuse =D>

This kit can actually be used for gloveboxes as well, and since mine is water stained, thanks to that pesky grommet that leaks above it, I will probably do this as well :-k

I still have to redye the glovebox anyway, so what the hell :lol:
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