Is hydro dipping durable?
Hydrographic finishes are very robust and will last for many years under normal use. However, similar to your car finish, the paint can scratch if the product is abused. Scratching the protective clear coat can cause failure to the hydrographic finish.
What do I need for hydro dipping?
Step-By-Step Guide to Hydro Dipping
- Large, deep plastic container (the container will have paint on the inside after the hydro dipping is complete)
- DIY complete hydrographic printing kit.
- Object to be dipped.
- Sandpaper to smooth the surface.
- Bucket of mild cleaning solution and water.
- Vinyl, rubber, or latex gloves.
How long do hydro dips last?
In conclusion, the lifespan of the finish on an object that has been hydro dip can last anywhere from five to fifteen years, under normal circumstances. However, under abusive conditions, hydrographic will not last nearly as long.
How long does hydro dipping last for?
What is hydro dipping and how does it work?
What Is Hydro Dipping? Hydro dipping is a way to transfer graphics to objects without expensive printing equipment or paint. The process works by placing a special film on the surface of the water. A chemical solution is sprayed onto the film, which causes the film to dissolve into the water.
What do I need to start hydro dipping?
Once the object is dry you are ready to add a protective top coat. Liquid Concepts has the DIY hydro dipping kits that you need. Our kit includes a dip container, activator, film, aerosol spray gun, and two of our speed shapes. We also have base coats that are designed specifically for hydrographic printing.
Can You hydro dip wood?
Hydrographic designs require no special printing equipment, and you can use any material that can withstand being submerged in water, such as ceramics, plastics, metal, and fiberglass. You can also hydro dip wood, but you should exercise caution because the process may warp the wood if you do not use a sealer primer. What Is Hydro Dipping?
Why is my hydro dip not working?
Under and over activating are two of the leading causes in problems with hydro dipping. You are not applying a layer of paint, you just need enough activator (with a fine mist, fan pattern spray) to cover the film lightly. Not all activators are the same.