What the FLOCK is going on here??

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What the FLOCK is going on here??

Sorry for the kitschy title...  Well, no I'm not sorry..

To the point.  There's a trend of a really cool finish going on throughout YouTube land.

Dash flocking, the process where a suede style fiber is applied to panels to reduce glare has grown in popularity among car enthusiasts, YouTubers and other hobbyists has transferred over to the general public after wide use in racing applications such as WRC Rally Racing and various other sanctions in a mix of function with beautiful form.

It's "Flocking".  For those of you who may not be familiar with it, allow me a moment to explain.

Flocking is the process of applying dyed adhesive to a surface, then coating it in "suede like" fibers.  The point of this coating is to reduce glare in the interior of a race car, such as you'll see in World Rally cars and most other serious race cars.

Dash flocking, the process where a suede style fiber is applied to panels to reduce glare has grown in popularity among car enthusiasts, YouTubers and other hobbyists has transferred over to the general public after wide use in racing applications such as WRC Rally Racing and various other sanctions in a mix of function with beautiful form.

With limited visibility available in advertiser laden and cage laden monstrosities, the last thing you want is a random glare of shiny plastic to hit you dead in the eyes mid apex.

This trend has recently caught on with the street car community as a cool way to "restore" your busted mid nineties dashboard and add a touch of flare.

Dash flocking, the process where a suede style fiber is applied to panels to reduce glare has grown in popularity among car enthusiasts, YouTubers and other hobbyists has transferred over to the general public after wide use in racing applications such as WRC Rally Racing and various other sanctions in a mix of function with beautiful form.

Personally, I dig it.  It's available in tons of colors, relatively easy to apply and maintain and is a WHOLE lot cheaper than a new dash.  Though, I prefer it in the traditional black/charcoal color found prominent in most race cars.

Dash flocking, the process where a suede style fiber is applied to panels to reduce glare has grown in popularity among car enthusiasts, YouTubers and other hobbyists has transferred over to the general public after wide use in racing applications such as WRC Rally Racing and various other sanctions in a mix of function with beautiful form.

You're welcome for an idea on how to handle your aged dash.

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