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Old 10-25-11, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Carbon Fiber and Wood Grain Dip Kits

Just a quick note on some neat items that I found. There was a thread on here from someone looking for a company that did wood grain dipping on interior parts. I recently found this DIY Dip Kit that you can do wood grain, carbon fiber, even camo....

http://www.camodipkit.com

Just thought I would share...
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Old 10-25-11, 12:41 PM   #2
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Old 10-28-11, 08:34 AM   #3
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ouch......
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Old 10-28-11, 09:38 AM   #4
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the link doesnt even work for me...lol

edit: ok it worked after likeeight times of clicking it... its kinda viva la bam-ish... i dunno about the whole pattern thing. closest i got to patter was a bowling ball effect on my other car. kinda looked like granite.
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That is some weird stuff, but if stays or adheres good I don't mine trying it.
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That gold burlwood color would look sharp on some interior parts...
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got a dip kit finally and we are going to try it... went with carbon fiber......
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Wait... so how does it actually work? All I am getting from the video is some guy putting parts in water and they magically come out with a camo pattern. Am I missing something?
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The process is called Hydrographics and it's not easy.
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I've seen someone coat their center console pieces using this, not worth it.
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get it professionally done.
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Also known as Dip Kits and Water Transfer Printing.

Like all things, practice, take your time, read/watch tutorials, and practice some more. I'd stay away from set patterns like carbon fiber (it's just going to look fake and terrible), but wood grain should be pretty doable. Or just have it professionally done.

An amateur (but well practiced) example:


Pro procedure:


And while I don't know what I'd use it on just yet, these mirror/chrome finishes are pretty cool:


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Edit just to show that it isn't as easy as it looks:


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Saw tgis stuff used on american choppers...came out pretty damn good.
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I have a friend locally who does this stuff. I'm getting some of my interior trim pieces done by him soon. I"ll post pictures when I do.
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just got a reply with a company in fl about getting my wooden pieces dipped to blackwood
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