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Really been wanting to try some hydrodip. Crazy amount of choices out there. I'd even dip my guns in it.

In the old days I'd call Lance over and in two hour he's freehanded a whole race car in the most fabulous artwork. Kick me now for not cutting any piece out and keeping it on the walls.
Seems you have seen a lot in your day, Spockster! If I had a friend who could freehand and paint, my thoughts and visions would be already done. I could always go back to basic black. I'm sure hydrodip looks insane. Would love to see pics of all the old stuff, and even the new!!

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Here’s a general idea of what I was talking about
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Wow, pretty sharp

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Cj, sometimes Ive been a virtual Forrest Gump .

YouTube some hydrodip videos, then Goole hydrodip kits ... Materials. Easy to get lost and waste a day. Cover your ride with dollar signs, pot leafs, skulls, flames, sticker bombs, etc.


It's durable stuff, kawi does it for camo ATVs. Not so pricey, if you can come up with a water tank, old swimming pool. Etc. Has to be deep for lageer parts, like atv bodies etc.

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mmart -That looks HORNY !!!

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Cj, sometimes Ive been a virtual Forrest Gump .

YouTube some hydrodip videos, then Goole hydrodip kits ... Materials. Easy to get lost and waste a day. Cover your ride with dollar signs, pot leafs, skulls, flames, sticker bombs, etc.


It's durable stuff, kawi does it for camo ATVs. Not so pricey, if you can come up with a water tank, old swimming pool. Etc. Has to be deep for lageer parts, like atv bodies etc.

Watched some of it on Youtube, Spockster. Awesome stuff. With practice, I bet some people would be pretty darn good! Add a few good coats of clear coat after and wow! Could probably be done in a 30 gallon fish tank, I have one in my cellar, even has the heaters to keep water warm. Not sure if I have the kahoonies to do it myself, but it's tempting to consider. Even found the Van Halen pattern! lol

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Watched some of it on Youtube, Spockster. Awesome stuff. With practice, I bet some people would be pretty darn good! Add a few good coats of clear coat after and wow! Could probably be done in a 30 gallon fish tank, I have one in my cellar, even has the heaters to keep water warm. Not sure if I have the kahoonies to do it myself, but it's tempting to consider. Even found the Van Halen pattern! lol



Maybe you could buy some tins off of eBay and give it a try, Then post your results
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Hydrodip looks easy to me, just have to get the plunge technique. Clear coat is part of the process, or satin. Might not clear coat a gun etc., But body panels.

Maybe $100-125 I figured to dip an ATV, $200 - for UTV, for the sheets and activator spray.

An Ez-up pool for big stuff, but I also thought of using a redneck hotub, a tarp in truck bed..... Drive down to the local water depot with $3 in quarters and fiikler up. Plenty of space right there on the side, park, dip the stuff, then drain the water out . Already gave an Ez-up pool away.

YouTube has people putting paint onto water, and dipping into that.

I saw a 20 yr old Polaris Remington Edition that sat outside year round most of it's life and it still looks good.

I wouldn't touch my brand new tank, but my fenders are burgundy?, And the '05 tank is black/silver. It almost blends with a quick glance, but then it's... Hmm. Traded the '03 covers for mint chrome with forum member from Illinois. My bike is from everywhere, lol. Complete exhaust came from Texas , need my PC over here to look everyone up. I sent a Mustang seat to Norway, that guy hated it too, at least I warned him about it.

Never see most of these guys any more.... Wonder where Ole Doc has been?

For a brief time I was hyped up about that spray chrome process, There's a post here somewhere. I knew I wasn't going to open a chrome shop... Just too tired back then. Spray chrome looks like magic.

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Maybe you could buy some tins off of eBay and give it a try, Then post your results
LOL Scooter 007 - I'm not that brave....yet...

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Hydrodip looks easy to me, just have to get the plunge technique. Clear coat is part of the process, or satin. Might not clear coat a gun etc., But body panels.

Maybe $100-125 I figured to dip an ATV, $200 - for UTV, for the sheets and activator spray.

An Ez-up pool for big stuff, but I also thought of using a redneck hotub, a tarp in truck bed..... Drive down to the local water depot with $3 in quarters and fiikler up. Plenty of space right there on the side, park, dip the stuff, then drain the water out . Already gave an Ez-up pool away.

YouTube has people putting paint onto water, and dipping into that.

I saw a 20 yr old Polaris Remington Edition that sat outside year round most of it's life and it still looks good.

I wouldn't touch my brand new tank, but my fenders are burgundy?, And the '05 tank is black/silver. It almost blends with a quick glance, but then it's... Hmm. Traded the '03 covers for mint chrome with forum member from Illinois. My bike is from everywhere, lol. Complete exhaust came from Texas , need my PC over here to look everyone up. I sent a Mustang seat to Norway, that guy hated it too, at least I warned him about it.

Never see most of these guys any more.... Wonder where Ole Doc has been?

For a brief time I was hyped up about that spray chrome process, There's a post here somewhere. I knew I wasn't going to open a chrome shop... Just too tired back then. Spray chrome looks like magic.

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I saw the different paints being poured on Youtube yesterday, Spockster. I'm not that brave yet. My 750 is still looking pretty good, and it's stock, except for the TOC cam chain tensioners. I think my next move will be to plug the two vac lines coming out of my cylinder heads, and reconnect them, going to the vacuum thingy under seat, to see if that causes that occasional rev at a stop, that goes away when I feather the clutch a tad. Cant find vac leak anywhere else. Think you call it "Marbleing". That's for another thread I think, so not going there there.

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