GENERAL

6 Best Things to Hydro Dip

Hydro dipping or hydro imaging is a unique process that enables you to apply graphics to a wide range of 3-dimensional objects. The hydro dipping process requires no special printers and can produce clear and vivid colors on every part of the item.

 

Shoes

 

Want to make your shoes less boring? Then, hydro dipping will give them a new look that you can show off to your friends.

  • Assemble your kit.
  • Fill the bucket about 80% with water.
  • Splash the spray paint in water with colors of your choice.
  • Tape the parts of the shoes that you do not want to hydro dip.
  • Submerge the shoes in the paint, making sure every part is fully coated.
  • Allow them to dry for about 24 hours.
  • Remove the tape. Voila! Your shoes have a new face-lift.



Wheels

 

The hydro dipping wheels process starts with creating a unique pattern that is then printed to a water-soluble film.

  • Make the wheel’s surface smooth using sandpaper.
  • Paint the wheel with a primer.
  • Ensure the paint is completely dried before preparing the film, which floats on the dipping tank’s surface. Spray an activator solution on the film to facilitate the dissolving process.
  • Fill the dipping tank with 80% of water.
  • Lower the wheel into the water through the film, which will print the image to the wheel as it dissolves.
  • Remove the wheel and allow it to dry.
  • Finish the process by applying a clear coat on the wheel.



Phone covers

 

You can try to hydro dip your phone case at home for just a few dollars.

  • First, mask off areas on the phone case you don’t want to hydro drip.
  • Paint the phone cover with two coats of primer.
  • Allow the paint to dry for three hours.
  • Fill the bucket with 75% of warm water.
  • Spray the paint on the top of the water with the color paint. Using a stick, swirl the colors together until you get your preferred design.
  • Dip the phone case into the paint mixture and water.
  • Allow the phone cover to dry.
  • Seal the paint on your phone case by applying a topcoat.



Tumbler

 

You can excite your friends by serving drinks in hydro-dipped tumblers by following these steps.

  • Remove all wrappings and stickers from the tumbler and clean it well.
  • Paint the tumbler with a primer or base layer.
  • Tape off the mouth of the tumbler.
  • Place it upside down in a well-ventilated place to allow it to dry.
  • Fill your bucket about ¾ full of water.
  • Spray paint colors in the water. Ideally, 3-4 colors are good.
  • Swirl the colors together.
  • Insert the tumbler and gently rotate it until it’s fully immersed.
  • Pull it out of the water and let it dry for about one hour.
  • Remove the tape and marvel at your new tumbler.



Video Controller

 

Hydro dipping a video controller gives it a trendy personal touch.

  • Disassemble your controller by following easy steps on the internet.
  • Prepare your pattern for the film.
  • Tape off parts you don’t want to get the paint like the buttons.
  • Fill your tub with enough water.
  • Spray the paint colors in the water.
  • Insert the controller and ensure every part is coated with the paint.
  • Remove and let it dry completely.
  • Apply a clear coat of paint, and when it’s dried, remove the tapes.
  • Reassemble the video controller.



Helmet

 

Hydro dipping your helmet will give it a fresh new look, especially after getting scorched in the summer weather.

  • Create your pattern on the film.
  • Fill water in a tub big enough for the helmet.
  • Spray your paint colors in the water.
  • Gently lower the helmet inside the tub and ensure it’s fully coated with the paints.
  • Remove it and let it dry in a cool place.
  • Apply a coat of clear varnish.