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Hydrodipping

Hydrodipping Services at Blue Haven Firearms located in Midwest City

 What is it?

Hydrodipping or Hydrographics has several generic names–Water Transfer Printing, Immersion Printing, Camo Dipping, and many more.

You might ask what can hydrographics be applied too? The answer is nearly any 3D object that is made from plastic, wood, glass, and metal.

A general rule of thumb is if it can be painted, it can be dipped. Some of the most popular items to dip are guns, bows, Skulls, game consoles & controllers, and more!

We specialize in guns, but can hydrodip other items on a case-by-case basis. Just drop by and ask!

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How does it work?The process to apply hydrographics is pretty straight forward. It starts out with prepping the item, and then applying primer and basecoat.

The customer’s choice of film is then cut to size and laid on the surface of the water in our water transfer printing tank and an activator is applied to the film. After a few seconds the film turns to liquid ink and floats on the surface of the water and allows us to dip the item slowly into the ink which wraps 360 degrees around an object.
The item is then dried, and an automotive grade clear-coat goes over the new finish to maximize durability.

Step 1 Pick your pattern

When picking your pattern, keep in mind many of our patterns have transparent parts that let the base color show through. Changing up the base color can give you a completely unique look. With so many different options, don’t get bogged down–just go with your instincts and have fun with it!

Step 2 Pick your base

Our standard base colors are: white, tan, fire engine red, navy blue, sapphire blue, brilliant green, candy pink, purple and black. If you’d like a base coat not listed, no worries. We can order whatever base color (or pattern) you would like. (extra charges may apply for special orders)

Step 3 Pick your parts

This last step is just deciding if you want your entire firearm dipped or just different parts. Once you’ve decided, bring your firearm (or other item) to the store and we’ll take care of the rest!

Come by our store to see sample patterns!