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What is Hydrographic Dipping?
Hydrographic Dipping

Hydrographic Dipping (also known as water transfer printing, hydro dipping, hydro imaging, or camo dipping) is the process of applying decorative finish to 3D products. Any non-porous surface that can be submersed in water can be decorated. If you can get paint to adhere to the part most likely you can decorate it with this process. Examples of such materials are alloys, plastics, glass, hardwoods, fiberglass, ceramics, and metals. Products are decorated using a high quality pre-printed image, which resides on a thin base of water-soluble film. This printed film is then placed on the surface of the water causing the base to dissolve. The film is activated causing the ink to remain floating on top of the water. Next the 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 item has been immersed, it is removed from the water, cleaned and then coated with a high quality powder coat or automotive wet spray clear coat.

Step 1 - Primer
Step 1 - Primer
Step 2 - Base Coat
Step 2 - Base Coat
Step 3 - Optional Candy
Step 3 - Optional Candy Coat
Step 4 - Graphic Applied
Step 4 - Graphic Applied
Step 5 - Clear Coat
Step 4 - Clear Coat