Quick Answer: How Do I Prepare For Hydro Dipping?

What is Hydro dipping activator?

Activator is a chemical that is used in the dipping process that makes it all possible.

This chemical is applied to the film after the film has finished hydrating.

When the activator is applied, it makes the film dissolve and liquefies the ink.

We recommend HydroVator with all out films..

Does Hydro dip wear off?

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.

Is Hydro dipping permanent?

No. Hydrographics, otherwise known as Hydro dipping, is paint based printing process. Once your item is painted and hydro dipped, they are protected with an automotive grade clear coat, whilst this is a permanent change, if you ever did change your mind, you could simply paint over it.

Do you have to prime before Hydro dipping?

Yes, you should always primer your piece before painting / dipping.

What spray paint is best for Hydro dipping?

acrylic spray cansWhat is best paint for hydro dipping? The best paint to use is acrylic spray cans because with acrylic paint the paint will float to the top as a thin film and it will stick easily to the objects submerged.

Do You Use warm or cold water for hydro dipping?

Using hot or warm water is best, but if you have to you can use cold water. If no residue is left over, your hydro dipped object should appear very dull.

How expensive is hydro dipping?

Most hydrographics shops charge around $75 to $80 per wheel, depending on labor costs and customizations. If hydrodipping is part of a wheel painting package, the cost may be higher. Do some research online to find the closest hydrographics shop, and the pricing they offer.

How warm does the water need to be for hydro dipping?

approximately 75-90 degrees FahrenheitThe temperature of your water should be approximately 75-90 degrees Fahrenheit. The film needs to be placed on the water a certain way. To test which side lays face down on the water you can wet your index finger and your thumb. The side of the Hydrographic film that sticks the most is placed facing down.

Can you use acrylic paint for hydro dipping?

The marbling process involves floating acrylic paint on top of a base of thickened water, swirling and moving the paint into unique patterns, then dipping in a piece of wood that will be stained with the pattern.

What materials do you need to Hydro dip?

Step 1: Gather MaterialsJar to be hydro dipped (we used a quart sized Mason Jar)3 colors of spray paint.Bucket that is deep enough to dip the whole object in (for this we used a 5-gallon bucket)Water (we retrieved ours from the hose in the ag shop)More items…