What is the Hydro Dip Kit?
The Hydro Dip Kit is a do-it-yourself kit much like the commercial process known as water transfer printing. Our kit allows you to process parts on a small scale in your home. The kit contains the printed film, chemicals, and basic supplies needed for creating unique camoflage items at home. All you'll need to provide is a container for dipping the items in and a supply warm water This is the same process that gun and ATV manufacturers use to print camo patterns on their products And automotive manufacturers use to print wood grain patterns on plastic interior pieces. This process can be done on any part that can be safely submerged under water.
•Clean and prep the part
•Base coat the part
•Dip the part
•Clear coat the part
What is Water Transfer Printing?
Water transfer imaging is the process of applying decorative finished to 3D products. Any hard surface, non-porous and that can be submersed in water can be decorated. Anything you can get paint to stick to the object most likely you can decorate it with this process. Examples of such materials are: plastic, glass, hardwoods, fiberglass, ceramics, and metal (metal objects will require you to provide a self etching metal primer)
How does the process work?
Products are decorated using a print, which resides on a thin base of water-soluble film. The printed film is placed on the surface of the water,and the base begins to dissolve. A patented activator chemical is sprayedover the film causing the ink to remain floating in an oil-like state on top of the water. Next the properly prepared part is immersed into the water,and the upward pressure of the water causes the ink to wrap around and adhere to the item. After the entire item has been immersed, it is removed from the water, cleaned and then coated with a clear coat. Included in the kit is a link to a set of video instructions that walk youthrough all the steps in the process.
- Small Kits
give you enough material to dip:
2 - 3 hand guns
Complete bow (limbs and riser)
A number of small items - game calls, cell phone cases, switch plates, etc.
Rifle stock and small accessories
Scope and rings
1 - 2 wheel rims
Medium Kits give you enough material to dip:
Complete rifle (stock, barrel, receiver, scope and rings)
3 - 4 wheel rims
Small bicycle frame
Large Kits give you enough material to dip:
Well..... a WHOLE lot of stuff!