Hydrographic dip

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by ss33204, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. ss33204

    ss33204 New Member

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    I'm thinking about getting my tokarev tt33 dipped, anybody else have dipped pistols? Anybody think its a bad idea?
     
  2. 454fan

    454fan New Member

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    my son and I are starting this process up, have
    this savage we did
    the pattern is sweet

    hand guns are harder to do,you have strip every thing so cost are higher unless
    you disassemble it your self and then pass it gunsmith who is doing the dipping
     

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  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Can you explain to me how this works and what, exactly, is dipping?
     
  4. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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  5. 454fan

    454fan New Member

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    any thing can be dipped,some items easier then others
    self etching primer,base coat, film, wash,the clear coat
    the handgun you got may do better with ceramic coat

    either way I can do it. you disassemble and say 15%
     
  6. 454fan

    454fan New Member

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    sand blast,deep clean,self etching primer coat, base coat color applied
    cut film enough to cover the part.meat part to 80-90 degrees cut film
    tape film with cuts to allow expansion,float film on water,when it starts to pucker, spray activater,dip it
    wash it
    dry it
    clear coat,reassemble and you done
    so you see it not slow and easy work where a local smith could do but its time verses money
    most don't want to do many processes that I do,
    ceracoat,teflon moly,duracoat films dips

    so its a $$ but I like doing different stuff as long with my smithing:D