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Old 03-17-2019, 07:00 PM
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Smile Hydro dipping

Has anyone tried hydro dipping, water transfer painting on parts such as an instrument panel or spinner.
It looks like a slick method of applying a unique look to small parts.
Durability and resistance to cleaning could be an important factor.
Lots of demo videos are on the web.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:04 PM
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I had my 2 cold air naca ducts done, they look awesome but have not been outside and not flying yet.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:06 PM
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My panel and several trim pieces around the cabin are dipped. I cleared them myself with house of colors clear coat. If I built 10 more, they would all be dipped. Do it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:11 PM
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I had my panel done. Very happy with it but I'm not flying yet, so I can't talk about the durability. It was sprayed with 2 coats of clear.





Hope the pics work.

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Old 03-17-2019, 08:09 PM
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I did the "radio surround" and console on my pick-up a couple of years ago. Really LOVE it! Beautiful and durable.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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Did my instrument panel and about a year later and 250 hours, still looks new! Really happy with it
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:46 PM
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What is "Hydro Dipping" and where would one get it done?
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:25 AM
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What is "Hydro Dipping" and where would one get it done?
It may sound like a politicaly correct name for water boarding, however
please see here: https://youtu.be/enFSoiCo-lA?t=30

A paint pattern is sprayed onto the top of a water tank. Then a 3 D object (panel face, wheels, etc.) are lowered into the tank to wrap the paint pattern onto the face of the object.
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