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Old 12th May 2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Turntable Flocking

I recently acquired a vintage three speed suitcase record player in good mechanical condition that I plan to restore for use with my small collection of 45s. The turntable platter is covered with a velvety fuzz that I have seen referred to elsewhere as "flocking." It is intact, but stained. I would like to know if anyone has any ideas for making this more presentable without damaging the coating. I would be open to any cleaning, bleaching, or dying suggestions. I am not particular about the final color, I would just like for it to have a more uniform appearance.

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Old 13th May 2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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Default sure..it's used in some car interiors too.

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I didn't check colours, but I am sure some sort of black or grey is available. It can be used on Rally cars dash padds to reduce any possible glare coming off of it.
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Old 14th May 2009, 04:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. From what I can tell, these are reflocking supplies. As there are no bald patches, I think I'll just try cleaning it with a soft brush and learn to enjoy the patina. = )

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Default Nick..reflocking kits...

well I thought you had wanted to "restore" it. If the flocking has no mold or lildew, and is "clean" but faded, then I would just try cleaning with a {b]very[/B] soft brush, or a dry type carpet cleaner (or even baking soda sprinkled on , allowed to sit and lightly vacuumed off).
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