How To Hydro Dip Your Vehicle Yourself
Custom paint is an awesome way to set your vehicle apart from everyone else’s. It’s all about adding a personal touch to your ride. It’s often time consuming, but worth it. Hydro dipping is the newest trend and Jeremy will show you how you can do it in your shop in a few easy steps.
Basically, hydro dipping is a method of applying printed graphics to three-dimensional objects. Hydrodip’s decorative films offer a variety of color tone and effect to any three-dimensional objects with a paintable surface. There are professional shops that can do this for you. But if you don’t have the time or money, here’s how you can do it yourself.
All you need are a few cans of Dupli-Color Acrylic Enamel spray paint in your colors of choice, a 5-gallon bucket, and the part you plan on dipping. Prep the part you want to dip by sanding it down and thoroughly clean it with a wax & grease remover. Next, lay down a couple coats of Dupli-Color’s gray primer.
Fill your 5-gallon bucket about 3/4 of the way with water. And although it sounds crazy, next you want to add the paint to the water – NOT the part! Spray your first color into the center of the bucket followed by your other colors. Repeat this process until the entire surface is covered with paint. Then slowly stir around the water to get a cool effect in the paint. At a 45º angle, dip your part slowly into the water. Then slowly shake the part in the water so that any excess paint falls off.
There you have it, your own hydro dipped part! You can do this with virtually any color and any part!