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This kind:

rabbit with short fuzz coating

It's a very thin layer of very short (<1mm) hairs, coating a hard plastic underneath. I encounter this sort of lining on some mid-tier electronics that pretend to be more classy than they are, measurement tools boxes, higher (but not top) tier ballpoint boxes, and toys made of rigid plastic. In particular, I remember as a kid, the coating would rub off of more exposed parts, revealing bare plastic of a different color underneath, but there was no layer of cloth, glue or such visible - the "fuzz" seemed to be applied directly to the plastic surface.

What is this surface finish called, and how is it achieved? Where to look if I want to make my own?

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  • $\begingroup$ google flocking $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    Aug 16, 2023 at 15:15

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It's called flocking and involves a way of mixing chopped fibers into a liquid which is then applied to the surface either by spray or by brush. when the solvents in the paint evaporate, the fibers are left glued to the surface.

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  • $\begingroup$ some variations are applied by static electricity $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    Aug 16, 2023 at 23:38

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