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Topic: Thinking of covering (gluing) my tv in faux fur...help/suggestions? (2pics)  (Read 509 times)
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« on: December 02, 2007 01:53:21 PM »

So I saw this in the amazing book PAD and totally have been wanting to try it!



In the book it says he used "ersatz animal skin" (Huh) and contact cement. I have some faux fur and hot glue. Do you think it will work? I'm just wondering if there will be any issues with it actually affecting the tv itself...such as it getting too heated up or something.

Here's my tv:



So what do you think??? Any and all help is very much appreciated! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007 02:05:40 PM »

Issue nr 1 to look out for - absolutely do not cover any exhaust or get too near electrical conduits.
Other than that, it might work Wink I've seen it done successfully with computer screens.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 02:20:54 PM »

To me it looks like the tv is sitting inside a frame coverd in fake skin. I eco previous post dont cover any air vents. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 11:10:28 PM »

Ersatz just means, essentially, a fake.  So yeah - faux animal skin.  He probably specified animal skin as opposed to faux fur because it's a smooth skin.  Fur will be a whole different look.  Could be fun, though I personally wouldn't use fur just because I wouldn't want the little hairs blocking the entire frame of my screen, lol!

As for overheating - it should be fine just so long as you don't cover the vents in the back.

Neat idea!
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 07:11:35 PM »

Ersatz just means, essentially, a fake.  So yeah - faux animal skin.  He probably specified animal skin as opposed to faux fur because it's a smooth skin.  Fur will be a whole different look.  Could be fun, though I personally wouldn't use fur just because I wouldn't want the little hairs blocking the entire frame of my screen, lol!

As for overheating - it should be fine just so long as you don't cover the vents in the back.

Neat idea!

Ohhh, so that's what ersatz means! I've looked it up and didn't get any matches. The leopard fur I'm using is like velvety-ish. If that makes sense.

I think I'm gonna just cover the front around the screen and the sides of the screen, but not the back or anything. I'm gonna post pictures whenever I get around to doing it!

Thanks everyone for your help!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007 07:18:05 PM »

I covered my tv in leopard print a couple of months ago. I love it!  I left the back uncovered (pretty much the same as you described) and I haven't had any trouble with it overheating. I did have to cut a hole for the remote sensor. It muffles the speakers a bit too, but my tv is hooked up to my stereo, so it doesn't really matter. I used E-6000 adhesive. I don't see any reason that hot glue wouldn't work.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007 06:11:30 PM »

I covered my tv in leopard print a couple of months ago. I love it!  I left the back uncovered (pretty much the same as you described) and I haven't had any trouble with it overheating. I did have to cut a hole for the remote sensor. It muffles the speakers a bit too, but my tv is hooked up to my stereo, so it doesn't really matter. I used E-6000 adhesive. I don't see any reason that hot glue wouldn't work.

Oh, rad! I'm happy knowing that you've done it and haven't had any issues...as soon as I get a free moment I'm def gonna get started on mine!
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