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05-08-2012, 08:43 PM #1
Grill and Tailgate Bowties - Hydro Dipped
I hydro dipped some bowties for a forum members friend..... so I thought I would share the results. He gave me the color code for his truck which is the Stealth metallic Grey which I used for the basecoat. Then it was dipped in a skull pattern.
The front bowtie was all black - the rear was trimmed in chrome which we kept.
05-08-2012, 08:52 PM #2
Nice! That pattern's not my style, but those look really good.
2001 Silverado Reg. Cab Not-So-Base -- SOLD
2003 Avalanche Z71. No Cladding. Check out my Mod thread.
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Work in Progress
2003 Sierra 3500 Duramax. The Newer, Better Work Truck
05-08-2012, 09:00 PM #3
I like those, they are pretty cool looking. Im gonna do some hydrographics on some of my interior pieces but Im gonna do a little practicing first.
2011 Silverado CrewCab 5.3L*Ram Air Look Cowl Induction Reflexxion Hood*6" Pro Comp Lift*Flowmaster Dual exhaust*Perfect Launch Rear Diff. Cover*Led Smoke Taillights*L.E.D.Smoke 3rd Brakelight*60" L.E.D. Tailgate Bar*Rearview Mirror Reverse Camera and Sensors*Smoke Headlight Covers*Front Bumper Grill Insert*Deezee Black Alum. Diamond Rail covers*20" Ultra Motorsports Rims wrapped with 35.5"B.F. Goodrich Tires*Inchannel Raingaurds*CAI*Bullydog GT Tuner*Alpine Amp*Boss 6x9's*Boston Acoustic Subs*Terrantula Tweeters*Custom Sub box*Red Led Interior Accents*5% Ultimacool duo tint rear window and doors, 20% front doors*Custom Vinyl Graphics*Demolded*Debadged*Painted drums and calipers*
Future Mods Include: Custom Interior Hydrographics, Electronic Rollup Toneau Cover, 4.56 Gears, Painted rear bumper
05-08-2012, 09:12 PM #4
The problem is that Hydro Dipping is not as easy as the YouTube videos make it seem. Most guys who do this for a living will tell you that they spent lots of hours and hundreds if not thousands of dollars in materials perfecting the process.
I see guys all the time on the Hydro Dip forums that ask for advice after spending money on a couple of the Ebay do it yourself kits at $100.00 a pop. They generally could have spent half to send to someone to get it dipped.
If you need any help when you get ready feel free to shoot me a PM.
05-08-2012, 09:17 PM #5
Those are sweeeeeet! I was on your site the other day looking for something to put on the platic under hood pieces. I am still looking.
05-08-2012, 09:17 PM #6
Here they are after laying down the clear - it made the metallic in the paint pop.
05-08-2012, 09:23 PM #7
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05-08-2012, 10:25 PM #9
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I like it.. This gives me some ideas.. Maybe my rear windows on my cap Hhmmm The front diff shield HHmm There is just so much that can be done to change the looks of your truck08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
05-08-2012, 11:20 PM #10
That looks really nice SS. That might give me a solution to my question of whether to paint black or color match due to my plans of getting a black grille but wanting the back one to be black. I might do a combination of the two with a design through you.
To Be Completed (Eventually):
6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp
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