What Is Hydro Dipping?
The easiest way to explain it is it is a ink print that adheres to your object, whether it be flat or 3 dimensional, taking the form of the object to create a fluid finish. The base coat is applied in a colour suitable for the overall print and design, ie; camo prints usually require a tan, brown, or green base coat. This is because the film is partially transparent. The film, made out of a stretch PVC is layed on the water, allowed to soak for a minute, and then a chemical activator is sprayed evenly across the film.
The activator breaks down the plastic leaving the ink layer floating on the water. Your object, which has been base coated in a particular colour, is then immersed through the ink layer at a slow rate using the water pressure to push the ink into any curves and crevasses in the item. The object is then left to sit for a few minutes before being rinsed under warm water to remove any excess film and remaining chemical activator. This is then allowed to dry and clear coat is applied.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost for each item varies. It depends on what film you choose and what labour is involved. But if you are looking at painting the item anyway, the cost to go the extra mile and hydro dip it is marginal. So to stand out from the crowd pick one of the 3800+ film patterns and give us a call today.
What Can Be Hydro Dipped?
Basically anything that can be submerged in water can be dipped. Some examples are:
- Dash Trims & Fascia’s
- Badge Sets & Moulds
- Intercoolers & Piping
- Engine Covers
- Rifle’s (Gunstock’s)
- Gaming Computer Towers
- Gaming Consoles & Controller Housings
- Light Switch Covers
- Jet Ski Cowling’s
- Motorcycle Parts & Frames
- Home Furnishes
- Guitar & Drum Bodies
The possibilities are endless.
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