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Old 01-03-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:08 PM   #2
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Hydrodipping AKA water transfer printing. A very thin pattern is printed onto a special film. The film is floated on top of a vat of liquid and a "part" (gun stock, wheel, helmet, body panel/grill) is then slowly submerged into it. The pattern sticks to the part and makes it look spiffy.


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Old 01-03-2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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i'm just betting i could mess that process up with the best of them...

damn fun to watch though..aaaachooo...oops...
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:01 PM   #4
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As delicate a process as it is to get it on, I'm betting it's really easy to take it off...whether by accident or otherwise.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:40 PM   #5
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That is pretty cool...
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I think durability will be the problem.
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My guess would be they clear coat it for durability….just a SWAG..cool process.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:19 AM   #8
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Now that's some cool stuff! Can I dip my jeep?
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I'd heard of this before but never seen it being done. Very neat!

So...is this actual "paint" or is it simply a decal of some sort? I'd imagine they clear coat it to protect it.
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I bought a kit and tried it myself. I was really surprised how easy it is. The kits are pretty inexpensive and come in just about any pattern you can think of. Mine came with a spray on clear coat to enhance its durability.
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I'd heard of this before but never seen it being done. Very neat!

So...is this actual "paint" or is it simply a decal of some sort? I'd imagine they clear coat it to protect it.
Knuckles, my kit is a 4 step process. 1-primer, 2-base coat with the color of your choice, 3- the dip pattern, and 4- clear coat. It comes with all the items needed except a large container. I just bought a cheap rubbermaid one from walmart. I got my kit from My Dip Kit - Water Transfer Printing -- Camo Dip Kits - Car Diping Kits - Home Hydrographics Kit, Hydro Dipping Film, DIY Water Transfer Printing Film, Activator, Camo and Dash Kits, Camouflage, Hunting, Carbon Fiber, DIY camo but there are countless other sites to order from. Hope that helps.
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The DIY kits are marginal at best. You wont be doing anything of any size unless you buy a full on dip tank.
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