hydrodip a gun stock yah, or neh.

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  1. Kippy

    Kippy Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever hydro-diped a gun stock, or anything else? (Car parts, guitar whatever) Hydro dipping can put a pattern on anything, and patterns can be anything that someone can design on a computer. I think I want to do a camo with a untraditional purple backdrop . Looked up hydro-dip videos online and looks like folks are making everything hyro-fashionable.
     
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    Guts3d Well-Known Member

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    Just how hard a finish is it? Cera-Kote and others are top dogs that I have seen.
     
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    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This is a proses that requires the thing that you are coating is prepped with a bonding agent and a pattern is laid on top of the water then what is being coated is lowered into the tank and the pattern adheres to it.
    I am not sure how durable it is and I have read that it can only be used on hard wood. (In the case of wood).
    But that is about all I know.
    Mike
     
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    Was wondering if the same process that the name brand gun company's use on camo guns that you can already buy in stores? Just wondering if anyone has had anything anything at all dipped and how it holds up. Very tempted but don't want it to look like junk after a few years.
     
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    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I would say to get in touch with a co. that does it and ask them for info. and there warranty.
    There is a co. in PA that does it.
    Buy the way (I am being a smart butt) I have never seen purple in the woods do you think deer will?.:rolleyes:
    You WILL stand out with that on your gun.:D
    Do NOT give my wife any ideas I will not want purple guns in my safe along with pink ones (they are not allowed in my safe)......;)
    Mike
     
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    dbcooper Well-Known Member

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    Ruger has a line of stocks that are hydrographic. I own several of the 10-22s in different camo patterns that are hydrographic and they are pretty rugged. If its good enough for a major manufacture like that then it should be fine for you.
     
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    Mike it can be done to synthetic stocks also with great results.
     
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    Hehehee, I found a company not far and they have a purple! I would be the person to do it, no joke look what I did to one of my motorcycle 4 years ago. FB_IMG_1446061894878.jpg .. FB_IMG_1446061837947.jpg Screenshot_2016-01-10-07-54-53.png . still have it and ride it also... hehehee.above is the purple I'm thinking for the gun stock. FB_IMG_1446061807115.jpg FB_IMG_1446061816387.jpg
     
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    Here's an outfit that will sell you a DIY kit: https://www.mydipkit.com/index.php

    Maybe you can get them to make a custom film for you, and sell it under license!:D
    That way the kits will be readily available so that Mike can redo all his wife's stocks in purple!;)
     
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    Had it done to my XD-S .45. Its fairly tough but on occasion I have to touch up the edges that rub on holster with some black paint. Blends right in.
     

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    Yes I know that from there adds but I was referring to when you try it on wood. It needs to be a hard wood.
    Mike
     
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    OK! Now that is very cool! I would be looking to dip my rifle,it is synthetic and is just hung up on wall rack majority of the time. So it should not endorse to much wear and tear unless if it is going to range in hard case... or going out hunting.
     
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    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I did my DE .50 at the same time. Just sold it recently.
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    Wait! You dipped the metal slide and everything.... hummm :rolleyes:
     
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    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yup. Before they do the dip thing a gunsmith completely dissasembles the gun and strips off any old finish. They must do something to keep it off the inside of slide as there wasn't any there.
    https://www.facebook.com/WDWTI
    These are the guys that did mine.
     
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