How to Hydro Dip Guns with Hydrographic Camo Films?

How to Hydro Dip Guns with Hydrographic Camo Films?


There is more than one way to coat guns. The most popular method is Hydro Dipping. Because most shapes of hunting equipment and accessories are irregular, such as rifles, shotguns, crossbow, spinning reel, revolver, handgun, firearm, pistols, etc. The Hydro Dipping Process with a feature of no curve limitation is the best surface decoration process. It includes 6 simple steps :

  1. The gun is cleaned and pretreated first

    This is the most important step in the process. The hydro dipping gun must be cleaned before you dip anything. Dirt, oils and other contaminants can ruin a good film application.

  2. Apply base coat spray to the surface

    The 2nd step is to apply base coat spray to the surface of your guns. Apply your base coat (color) of choice. The selection of the base color is important, since using different base colors with the same hydrographic film, the result could be different.

  3. Make the camouflage pattern film laid to float on the top of the water

    Make the camouflage pattern film laid to float on the top of the water. Hydrographic Camo Films are designed to be laid on top of water, with water temperature control around 33-36°C.

  4. Dip the gun and the pattern wraps around the surface of the gun

    Make sure there’s enough water transfer printing film and the gun is totally submerged into the water. This causes the film to wrap around the gun.

  5. Remove the gun from the water

    After you have achieved full coverage, take it out of the water, wash it to remove the PVA residue, and let it dry.

  6. Lastly, apply a coat of finishing solution to the gun

    This will help protect your new camo pattern from scratching or wearing off prematurely.

Compared to other solutions, cubic printing or hydro dipping for guns involves more water transfer printing equipment, time, and cost. However, hydro dipping can perform the best nature and creates a very professional looking and evenly distributed. It looks as if the gun was manufactured with the design from the very beginning.

Benefits to Have Your Own Camouflage Design

There’re options to choose licensed or existing Hydrographic Camouflage Films, but the licensed camo hydrographic film is expensive and the existing camouflage may not manifest the ideology of the product that the designer wants to have as a result. When the company has their own brand or collections, to have their own camouflage patterns add value to the products and they can be identified easily. The licensed camo hydrographic film is expensive and it will cost more than an existing pattern. The cost depends on many factors such as production time and quantity of film ordered.

Hydro Dip Guns with Hydrographic Camo Films - in house service

If you want your own custom pattern on your gun, you can use our in-house design services where we will create a unique design based on your ideas and concepts.

Hydro Dip Guns with Hydrographic Camo Films - wide ranges of patterns

If you prefer an existing pattern, you should look at our range of camouflage patterns or contact us for help in finding a suitable pattern for your product.

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