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My Hydro Dipped Bezels!

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by sstoner911, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

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    I had my dash bezels hydro dipped ny a company called Triadhydrograhix in Peroia Arizona. He charged me $120.00 for the 4 parts. I am planning on having the lower dash panels and the two glove box doors done in a black carbon fiber next.

    I will have the bezels on Wednesday so I will try to get a picture of them installed later in the week.


    They werent given any clear coat in this picture so when I have them installed they will have some nice shinny clear coat!


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  2. KidHauler

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    Sweet! That'll look cool all put together.
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  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    Looks good. Is that gray and black?
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  4. ajarman

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    It almost looks like camo. How will this hold up over time and is it perm?? Looks sweet!!!
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  5. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

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    Looks great. You planning any kind on lighting inside the cab to accentuate the theme? x2 on Ajarman's question, what is hydro dipped?
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  6. Enkeiavalanche

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    those are sweeet....wanna see them on the truck now..
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  7. sstoner911

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    Its a black base coat then the film over that. When that picture was taken there wasnt any clear coat on them yet. They will get several coats of automotive clear tomorrow.

    This is the same process as when they camo a gun or bow. Google " hydro dipping"...there will be several videos...then can do wheels and even engine parts.
    It is permanent unless you wanted to sand them down. They clear coat them with automotive clear. So the durability is like a paint job I guess. They told me they can do auto parts and it will hold up to 500 degrees.....so just about anything except headers etc...


    ya some new LED interior lights are planned! Google "hydro dipping" for some cool videos.....
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  8. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

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    That is pretty sweet. Did you pic the design? If so did they have a bunch or designs to pick from?
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  9. ntbush83

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    looks good man! Creative idea!!!
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  10. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

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    Yes, they have thousands of films to choose from...most shops dont carry every film but the one I choose was a new design and the ordered it from the supplier.

    This is one supplier of films etc...they have a list of fils and samples on thier site

    http://twnindustries.com/
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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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  12. sstoner911

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    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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    Bezels installed!

    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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  14. Als09Sierra

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    Those look awesome. I can't wait to see the carbon fiber.
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  15. TELORVEHC

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    Wow that looks awesome, I might have to get my dash bezel hydrodipped now lol.
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  16. adampaul1964

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    That is one cool mod! I like it a lot, adds a real custom touch.
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  17. stephan

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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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  18. sstoner911

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    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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  19. dsfloyd

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    that looks awesome:great:. cant wait to see when you get the other pieces back. definately a cool mod
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  20. Swatchvy

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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.:great:
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