Hydro dipping has many different names including, Water Transfer Printing, Hydro graphic printing, Carbon Dipping and Camo dipping, but the process remains the same.
A Patterned vinyl is floated on water and sprayed with specific activator which liquifys it ready to be transferred to the part.
The object that is being ‘dipped’ is then immersed through the pattern, which wraps the pattern around the part.
Once the part has been ‘dipped’ it is then coated in a Gloss, Semi-gloss or a Matt lacquer which takes it to the same finish as paint.
This process is commonly used in the customisation of car parts, such as Alloy Wheels, wing mirror caps, interior trims etc. It is also very popular for camouflaging hunting equipment such as gun stocks. Other popular parts are Motorcycle and quad bike panels, as well as helmets.
With the vast array of films and choices of base colours, the possibilities are endless to get a truly aftermarket feel to your car parts as well as household objects, hunting and sporting equipment, basically if it can be painted it can be dipped.