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PostSubject: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 7:55 pm

Right guys i have finally taken delivery of my flocking machine and flock and glue etc so im at stage one............

FLOCK REMOVAL

Three ways i have heard of so im experimenting so YOU dont have to Smile

1. Sprayed with oven spray and sealed in a jar over night

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2. Bleach and water overnight soaking

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3. Good old Hot water and a steredent tablet at the end ????? (I would try anything)

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WISH ME LUCK Smile
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 8:02 pm

After an agonising 40 min wait and some 20 mins scraping with a sharp knife heres the results for the boiling one Smile

BEFORE

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AFTER

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 8:03 pm

Pretty Good so far i though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 8:19 pm

Looking good Dan, I will be eager to see the results myself mate !!
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 8:23 pm

If anyone has any ideas how to remove the flock please post it here Smile

Thanks to Tof for his help and MANY thanks to Brian (Sparklebudgie) as i drove him crackers with questions over the last few weeks and ive not done yet Smile


Its almost impossible to get any good Flocking information from any Flocker but you guys did me proud Smile

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 8:26 pm

cheers cheers cheers New kid on the flocking block, heh?!!!!!!


All power to you, Dan! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Awesome!!

Love to see more!


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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 10:28 pm

I have NO heads to play with but ive often wondered if a few seconds in the microwave would soften the glue enough to scrape!! Just in idea!

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeMon Jun 03, 2013 11:22 pm

rossini wrote:
I have NO heads to play with but ive often wondered if a few seconds in the microwave would soften the glue enough to scrape!! Just in idea!

I will try this at some point. I've melted MAMs in a microwave before (intentionally) to make Zombies. Great fun!!
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 12:06 am

I have tried all 3 of those ways and found the oven cleaner method easily the best. Some heads just seem to be stubborn bas***ds and I don't think it would matter which method you use the glue just sometimes is a nightmare and kills the old hands trying to scrap it off.
I have done heaps and found soaking the head in oven cleaner for 2 nights and the flock scraps of in minutes sometimes seconds. I found the least foamy oven cleaner the better (does that sound right), which is easy off down here. Theres probably a generic brand thats even better.
I have had a couple of ee heads that the oven cleaner has destroyed the eyes on though, not all but just a couple for some strange reason and on both heads it was just one eye.
Its great fun flocking, good luck with it Dan. I can't wait to see a few result.
Now I just thought that the price of heads has probably just gone again as your another that will be chasing heads. LOL
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A few heads waiting to be flocked and a couple of recent EE new flocks.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 12:26 am

Ah, the flock removal, fun isn't it? Mad
I've found generally the EE heads are the easiest to deflock.
Some fixed eye heads are just plain stubborn, I think it's just down to the glue mix that they used on the day.
Wait till you try to deflock one you have flocked What a Face
Good luck with it Dan.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 1:13 am

Danthecoat wrote:
If anyone has any ideas how to remove the flock please post it here Smile

Thanks to Tof for his help and MANY thanks to Brian (Sparklebudgie) as i drove him crackers with questions over the last few weeks and ive not done yet Smile


Its almost impossible to get any good Flocking information from any Flocker but you guys did me proud Smile

THANK YOU




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Isopropyl Alcohol, stronger concentration the better, ie, rubbing alcohol is weak and it takes forever. Also denatured alcohol has worked on Joes in a pinch, no affects on the plastic. But I'd hesitate to use denat on EE since the eyes etc are not the same plastic as the heads, denat can harm some plastics.

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 7:27 am

Danthecoat wrote:


Thanks to Tof for his help and MANY thanks to Brian (Sparklebudgie) as i drove him crackers with questions over the last few weeks and ive not done yet Smile


Its almost impossible to get any good Flocking information from any Flocker but you guys did me proud Smile

THANK YOU


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My pleasure Dan, I am however expecting a shed load more questions when you actually get your flock supply and start flocking. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 9:44 am

Well done for taking the plunge Dan,I await with the others with eager anticipation bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:03 pm

First things first

1. Oven cleaner over night (Fantastic came off like a dream and was an old head bearded Smile

2. Hot water and methelated spirits 40 mins or untill cold (Fantastic came off like a dream ee bp head)

3. Bleach overnight (RUBBISH HAD TO SOAK IT AGAIN AND NEEDED THE DREMMEL No Brian (Sparkle) i feel your pain)

4. Hot water and sharp knife (Great but took some scraping)


Now heres the flocking flock............................................ tongue
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:05 pm

Right then lads here we go Smile

I put the glue on my 1st ever chap to be flocked............................................

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I filled the hopper with blonde flock (Only done this because i dont have to mix the colour Smile . Inserted the battery and waved it all over his head whilst pressing the button and it just fell out and stuck to his head Sad

Then i noticed i hadnt switched it on affraid so quickly switched it on and waved it again like mad and this was the finished result..

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NOW PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR HONEST OPINIONS AS ITS NICE OF YOU TO SAY WELL DONE GREAT STUFF BUT I NEED FEEDBACK ON THIS PROJECT DOES THE FLOCK LOOK OK ON THE HEADS ETC ANY POINT NO MATTER HOW HUGE OR TRIVIAL YOU MAY THINK IT IS I NEED TO KNOW SO I CAN CORRECT AND GET BETTER Smile THANKS
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:07 pm

Second Head Blonde old 70's

This time i remembered to turn the machine on before i started flocking Smile

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:13 pm

By this time i knew i was in Sparklebudgie and flocktastics league (NOT!!) LMFAO but i thought id do a beared noggin anyway..............

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I do keep getting bits of long flock which you can kinda see in the pics but i will pluck them out when they dry ??????????

Do you get this problem Brian ???????

Anyways like i say please be honest as the next thing is mixing the correct brown and then its moustache time affraid
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:28 pm

lol! , hadn't turned the machine on !!! lol! still laughing now as I write this, with tears streaming !! lol! lol! lol! lol!

I think for a first attempt Dan, they look really good, I doubt if I had attempted it I could have got such a great result ! My only suggestion Dan would be do not pull out the long strands. I would suggest, and I could be way off the mark here, buying yourself a beard trimmer ?? and setting it to the required length and giving them an all over trim. I think you would then get the desired effect cheers

Well done Danny !
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:49 pm

Here they are next to their vintage/original counterparts Smile

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Couldnt do beardy as hes the only one i have without disturbing the main collection No Noway Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:53 pm

top marks Dan !
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NOW PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR HONEST OPINIONS AS ITS NICE OF YOU TO SAY WELL DONE GREAT STUFF BUT I NEED FEEDBACK ON THIS PROJECT DOES THE FLOCK LOOK OK ON THE HEADS ETC ANY POINT NO MATTER HOW HUGE OR TRIVIAL YOU MAY THINK IT IS I NEED TO KNOW SO I CAN CORRECT AND GET BETTER Smile THANKS
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Has a bit of a disheveled look, but I like it just as it is. Save the technique as a variation.

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 3:57 pm

Do not try and trim the flock till its dry! Give it 24 hours. Mad

Yes there are always long bits mixed up with it.

A great start. bounce


Darker colours are easier IMO.


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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeWed Jun 05, 2013 7:18 am

Well I'm impressed Dan ! I have often thought of doing this myself as it would save a fortune overall. I'd be more than happy to send some over to you as I think the only improvements to be made are that of your own personal opinions & you'll be your worst critic .
You have to find that balance of where you feel comfortable & able to say , yep he's a good one I'd happily sell anywhere. For me , I think for the 1st time out . You've pretty well nailed down this flocking business , As long as you turn it on of course lol.

Great flock work , be happy . I bloody would be !

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG FAT FLOCKER   THE BIG FAT FLOCKER Icon_minitimeWed Jun 05, 2013 10:40 am

bounce Looking good there Dan,the flock on the left hand looks to be a bit thin not sure if this is because the flock is standing up and not flattened out a liitle yet or if it needs a tad more if you understand me .

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