Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is there anything else that I need?
A. Yes. First, you will need a tub that can be filled with water that is large enough to dip your part. This can be a sink, toy box, laundry tub etc. Understand that the process is quite messy, so you will want to use a tub that is suitable for the process. We sell plastic liners for laundry tubs that will allow you to use a standard sized laundry or work tub. For the more serious dipper, we also offer large metal tubs that are the perfect size for dipping a rifle.
Second, you will need a well ventilated area and a chemical respirator. Some of our paints and chemicals are quite strong and you should not use them without breathing protection. We also sell respirators separately for customers that need them.
Q: What can I dip?
A. Virtually any object with a hard surface that is submersible can be dipped. However, be sure to check with the product's manufacturer if you are unsure as to whether or not dipping your item might void the warranty.
We have found that some types of shiny plastics benefit from the use of an adhesion promoter (sold separately). While the paints will work without the promoter, we have found that the curing time of the paint is decreased significantly when this is applied. When used, this is applied before the initial base coat of paint.
But, the sky's the limit really. Here are a few ideas of what you can dip:
|Rifle and Gun Accessories
|Bows and Archery Parts
||Cell Phone Cases
||Car Interior Parts
||and much much more!
Q. Are stencils used in this kit?
A. Absolutely not! Stencils will not provide you with nearly the level of detail and quality that our hydrographic film process gives. Our process is the same one used by manufacturers to give you the best, most detailed finish available.
Q. Can I use my own spray paint as a base coat?
A. We really do not recommend this. Our paints and clear coats are sold with a hardener that must be mixed at the time you paint your item. While this may seem like an extra step, it greatly increases the durability of the paint. This is especially important if you are painting gear that will get heavy use. As we mentioned before, our kit uses the same chemicals and processes that professionals and manufacturers use - this stuff will last!