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Old June 25th, 2017, 03:48 PM
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Hydrographics/ Spray chrome etc

Anyone have experience with any of these new fangled coatings? Looking to have some RRC 3 spokes chromed and it seems traditional chroming is going the way of the dinosaur. I can't see spending more on the rims than i did on the truck.
Anyone used water transfer printing or spray chrome finishes? Seems they also do the hydro for wood veneer on interiors as well. Love to hear from anyone that has personal experience with how these look and hold up over time.

First noticed the wood grain on wheeler dealer


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Old June 25th, 2017, 04:48 PM
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My buddy does hydro transfer work. He's got a bath small enough for handguns and big enough for truck fenders. RealTree and MossyOak are real popular colors 'round these parts.
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Old June 25th, 2017, 07:50 PM
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Could you ask him how it holds up on wheels?
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Old June 25th, 2017, 11:15 PM
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We've had the conversation already. The film is pretty durable if the surface is properly prepped and the fixer is applied evenly. To increase durability you can clear coat the treated surface.
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I'm planning on doing my shifter and yeti mug. Stuff just arrived. Maybe tomorrow...
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What equipment, etc is needed.

Any relatively inexpensive for the guy who likes to collect tools and learn new DIY stuff?

I did see a write up somewhere where the guy just had a Rubbermaid like container for dipping his various parts but I can't find it anymore.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 08:51 AM
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Old June 27th, 2017, 08:58 AM
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That is the beauty. You need a tub of water at about 80-90F, and depending on size and shape of object, maybe some framework (some shapes you can just use tape around perimeter), and actuator. You lay film correct side down, wait a minute, spray on actuator, dip then dry. Never knew it was so easy before the vids! So I bought some, and not expensive, either. Excited to tru when I have time...
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