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    After I read this last night I googled the hydro dipping process. It said it took like 3 to 4 weeks to get it done. Did it take you that long to get your stuff back? I saw one pattern that looked like snake skin that came in a brushed aluminum color that I may look into. Let us know how the durability is of this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloxdaddy99 View Post
    After I read this last night I googled the hydro dipping process. It said it took like 3 to 4 weeks to get it done. Did it take you that long to get your stuff back? I saw one pattern that looked like snake skin that came in a brushed aluminum color that I may look into. Let us know how the durability is of this stuff.
    The problem I ran in to was that there is nobody in Tucson that does it. There is a place here that builds custom rock crawlers and 4x4's that is in the process of training their staff and getting the hydro dipping equipment. But they are a month or more out before they start offering it to customers.

    I got quotes from companies in Texas and back east and they quoted 3-4 weeks. Mainly because you had to ship them the item - so it could take a week to ship if you sent it ground. Then they would have to ship it back.

    I did finally find to places in phoenix... Fesler Built is a custom hot rod shop in Scottsdale and they quoted me 3 weeks - Triad quoted me a week and a half and thats about what it took.

    If you can find someone local and depending on their work load - might take less time. The process is simple - they sand the part, etch it, apply base coat, dip, and finally add a clear coat.


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    Ok, got the bezels Wednesday and installed them that night. I ended up taking the 2 lower plastic parts off and the 2 glove box doors to have him do them in a black carbon fiber....should have those back the weekend of the 8th!

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    Those look awesome. I can't wait to see the carbon fiber.
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    Wow that looks awesome, I might have to get my dash bezel hydrodipped now lol.
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    That is one cool mod! I like it a lot, adds a real custom touch.
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    I like the pattern you chose Sstoner. Saw that process for the first time on American Chopper where they did a mc gas tank. Hard to understand how it works but sounds pretty durable
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephan View Post
    I like the pattern you chose Sstoner. Saw that process for the first time on American Chopper where they did a mc gas tank. Hard to understand how it works but sounds pretty durable
    It seems as durable as any paint job, I was concerned with putting the 2 power plugs back in the radio/AC bezel because the snap back in really hard. Even with some pressure to get them snapped in the finish never chipped or scratched around the edge where they go.


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    that looks awesome. cant wait to see when you get the other pieces back. definately a cool mod
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    That looks awesome! I never knew the process was called hydro dipping and now I think I might have to look into it. Way to get creative.
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