Saturday, 9 February 2013

Hydro Dipping / Hydro Graphics Explained

I've had a few people email regarding the bit I put on Hydro dipping and what I was going to do with it, so rather then keep replying Ive done a quick post.

Well first of all hyrodipping is like putting an ink print on to an object. we've all seen motorbike fuel tanks with skulls all over it, there's a good chance that was done by hydrodipping. So for this project, I did want to do the whole car, but it turns out that was a step to far.

What ill be looking at getting dipped in a carbon fibre weave print are parts like, headlight covers, door handles, dash pieces and maybe the wheels, I think Carbon looking wheels will look good against a colour of the right choice!

You can get DIY kits, which is why I've used the video below to give you an idea of how it can be done at home. You can see in the below video the film breaks up which it shouldn't do yet still gets good results.

People hydrodip a lot of things, gun replicas, xbox controllers etc... hence ill be using it in this project. I hope that explains it more for the people who were asking.

The carbon weave print ill be going for I've seen in the flesh and it looks very good and not fake at all even looks like the texture exists under the lacquer. Hopefully the video below does a bit more explaining on the process.


  1. Keep posting!!!!!! Where are the updates!?

  2. Bit slow on the updates as work thats happening slows up a bit. However over next couple of weeks I will be posting up all the engine work ill be doing. Its more reliability, cleaning and preparing the engine for future upgrades.