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We always test which way to lay our film down by licking our thumb and fore finger and pinching the film. The side that sticks to the moisture on your finger or thumb is the side which is water soluble and this is the side which faces down in the water.
You will need a body of water, water submersible thermometer, water transfer printing film, water transfer printing activator, primer, paint and lacquer.
We advise using 28 – 30 degrees C water. The general rule is, that the lower the temperature of the water the longer the water transfer printing film needs to be soaked before spraying the activator. We recommend keeping conditions consistent so you know how long to leave your film soaking and how much activator to use.
We always give products a coat of clear, automotive grade lacquer to preserve the water transfer printing graphics and we recommend that you do too. This gives it many years of protection from everything nature throws at it and pretty damn scratch resistant.
Yes, you can buy one of our water transfer printing Dip Kits here and achieve bonza results in your own home. However, for your prized items if youre not comfortable we can do them for you.
Yes, in nearly all cases a quick sand and re spray and you are ready for another dip. Just another reason why water transfer printing rocks.
You can dip anything that can be submersed in water and can be painted. We can dip plastics, metals, woods, glass, and ceramics in any of our water transfer printing films. Generally, if it can be painted it can be dipped.
From us receiving your item we will have it sent back to you, dipped,lacquered and polished ready for use within 5 working days unless we notify you otherwise.
The graphic used in water transfer printing is coated in automotive grade clear lacquer, so it is as tough as the paintwork on a car. That’s pretty tough.
All parts must be rinsed for five minutes after dipping through water transfer printing film, ideally in water with a temperature between 28 degrees C. and 42 degrees C. When the item first comes out it will have excess film and paint on and will feel ‘goopy’. As you rinse away the residual film this will go away and the rinsing is complete.
The water transfer printing film is very sensitive to temperature and humidity. It needs to be stored in a controlled environment with temperature around 20 degrees C. and humidity below 60%.