Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

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Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:31 am

I started this a while ago because I wanted to try something different, plus it gets harder by the day to run Medway RS Centre so I'm slowly phasing it all out.

Hydrographics can be applied to anything that can be painted basically. the part is prepped and based, the chosen film/pattern goes in a stainless thermostatically controlled tank of water, it is then left for a set time normally 30-90 seconds before being sprayed with a special activator, this dilutes the backing and leaves the print on the water, the part is then dipped through the film, left for a bit, rinsed, dryed and then clear coated, the finish is as durable as paint.

Here are some pics of various jobs and samples I have done if anyone wants anything done call me on 07790195006

Typical prices for example Alloy wheels from £40 so it's not a bank breaker, but the effects and finishes are endless.


RS Turbo charge carrier in black base with skull dip and a tinted clear coat giving a ghost like effect

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A air rifle stock, orange base dipped in "small soldiers cammo" with a semi matt clear coat

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Mercedes AMG wheels dipped in maple wood the clear coated with a slight tint.

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A gun stock in grey base with a grey cammo

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Ford orion 16i ghia roof clock dipped the semi matt clear coat

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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:33 am

Currently doing these brembo 6 pots from a porsche cayenne, not yet finished as need to lay the porsche decals on then clear coat

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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby Gadget on Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:01 am

Wow, Love those, especially the grey camo one!
Whereabouts are you?
What sort of money would a zetec rocker cover be?
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:17 pm

Finished the callipers :mrgreen:


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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:18 pm

Gadget wrote:Wow, Love those, especially the grey camo one!
Whereabouts are you?
What sort of money would a zetec rocker cover be?



Based in kent, but shipping is available no problem, a zetec rocker cover is about £90 including return postage :D
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby jayrs on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:56 pm

Excellent, I'm impressed :Q

What's the score for a rocker cover?
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:31 pm

jayrs wrote:Excellent, I'm impressed :Q

What's the score for a rocker cover?



Price above for zetec, any other enquiries let me know :Q
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:37 pm

These are a few sample shapes giving an idea of what can be achieved

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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby jayrs on Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:58 pm

Does it have to be fully decreased and stripped of all paint etc before sending?
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:26 pm

yes it does, I wont take anything in filthy dirty as it takes up to much time as long as stuff turns up clean and tidy I will do the rest :D
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby jayrs on Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:30 pm

Ok mate
I like the loom of the carbon, can't justify it this side if Christmas but I'm thinking ahead lol
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby mikeymikeyp on Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:31 am

Is hydro dipping not ment to be uniform WITHOUT JOIN MARKS
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:17 pm

mikeymikeyp wrote:Is hydro dipping not ment to be uniform WITHOUT JOIN MARKS



Yes mate to a certain extent, some stuff has to be dipped in two parts giving a join, but 9 times out of ten the join isn't visable.

Normally cylindrical type parts need a join if a "dip and roll" technique cant be achieve, what you have to remember is you can only expect the film to put up with so much before it gives up, misses bits or tears!

The callipers above were very difficult due to the complex shapes, but they were done in one dip, being carbon print too makes it extra difficult.

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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby mikeymikeyp on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:34 am

I just seen a join bud but it still looks good the calipers are wicked
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:28 am

mikeymikeyp wrote:I just seen a join bud but it still looks good the calipers are wicked


I would like to no where you think you see a join? :D
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:35 pm

Had a mk4 Golf grille to do along with the front and rear badges.

Grille was prepped and based with a grey metalic, dipped in carbon look film then clear coated with a black tint added.


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The badges front and rear. The rear base plate was only treated to the grey base and cleared so when the badge is mounted to it it contrasts well.

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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing

Postby hamps on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:51 pm

Current project, Mini Cooper R53 dash trims

Started off in silver

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Based up in a very dark grey pearl

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Then dipped sorry it's carbon again :oops:

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Then cleared, but with more black added to give it a subtle look

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Had two small trim pieces to do for a scrambler motorbike, prepped, based in white, dipped in $100 bills then cleared with a grey tint added for a more realistic look (customer didn't want green)

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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby Rsmark86 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:37 am

hamps, i think at some point next year an inlet, charge pipe and rocker cover needs to be done in carbon, with brake res cover.........

would look ace :Q
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:30 pm

Rsmark86 wrote:hamps, i think at some point next year an inlet, charge pipe and rocker cover needs to be done in carbon, with brake res cover.........

would look ace :Q



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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:06 pm

Mini dash trim polished up today

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A set of 17" AMG alloys dipped in "bad ass skulls" over a white base with a tinted clear coat

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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby mikeymikeyp on Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:05 pm

I thought i had seen a join on the batman stuff bud But my apologies its just a reflection

The amg rims are nice
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:18 pm

mikeymikeyp wrote:I thought i had seen a join on the batman stuff bud But my apologies its just a reflection

The amg rims are nice



I was scrolling through like a mad man looking for a join :lol: :lol: :lol:

The only join on all them pics is the orange gun stock, but i can't even see it and I did it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby Gadget on Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:43 am

Those " bad ass " skulls look awesome.
I'm definately gonna get some bits done. Just need to decide on what!
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Postby Gadget on Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:44 am

How much do you reckon an X box controller would be to get done?
My kids would love a custom one each.
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:51 am

Gadget wrote:How much do you reckon an X box controller would be to get done?
My kids would love a custom one each.



Depends on if you strip them down, or you want me too, but in the skulls a ready stripped controller or new clam shell £20 each and you could do a different colour on each one :Q
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby MENACE on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:50 pm

how much to dip a set of mk7 fiesta zetec s wheels in black with baddass skulls in silver ??
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Postby RS EDDIE on Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:34 pm

Just looked in this section for the first time ever i think...That looks pukka mate all that gear!!! :D
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:50 pm

MENACE wrote:how much to dip a set of mk7 fiesta zetec s wheels in black with baddass skulls in silver ??



The bad ass skulls film comes in like a black colour, so I can dip this over lighter colours, the other skull pattern on the charge carrier above is a white pattern so I can dip this over black no problem, the skulls will show up bright white but I can tint the clear coat as i did for the charge carrier to tone it down a tad and I an also lay candy opaque colours over the top before clear coat, the effects really are endless :D

The wheels will cost you between 40-60 per wheel depending on prep involved, the wheels have to have the tyres removed prior to coming to me though.
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:50 pm

RS EDDIE wrote:Just looked in this section for the first time ever i think...That looks pukka mate all that gear!!! :D




Cheers mate 8)
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby MENACE on Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:43 pm

very interested mate so if I get the tyres removed from my wheels and I clean them all up £160 im looking at,wheels are mint no curb marks etc :)
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby hamps on Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:43 am

MENACE wrote:very interested mate so if I get the tyres removed from my wheels and I clean them all up £160 im looking at,wheels are mint no curb marks etc :)



Yes mate, as long as they aren't kerbed to s**t! :lol:
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Re: Hydrographics/water transfer printing *updated*

Postby trecoll on Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:22 pm

How much would I be looking at to get the four silver bits of a Mondeo MK3 steering wheel (they can be removed) in the same finish as the mini parts (Carbon with tinted clear coat)

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Postby hamps on Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:02 pm

trecoll wrote:How much would I be looking at to get the four silver bits of a Mondeo MK3 steering wheel (they can be removed) in the same finish as the mini parts (Carbon with tinted clear coat)

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£30 to you mate :Q
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Postby trecoll on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:22 am

Fantastic! I'll be in touch soon :Q
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Postby hamps on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:39 pm

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