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Old 07-27-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hydro imaging or hydro graphics?

Hi everyone. I was curious to see of anyone here does hydro graphics or imaging or can point me in the right direction of a local place? I dont know the exact terminology but I want to get my rims dipped in carbon fiber patterns. I found other places out of state but I wanted to find some place local.
This place looks cool with good prices but too far!
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Check out southeast texas hydrographics. Cody Broussard is the owner. Real cool guy. He's a mh member too.

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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pretty cool how does it hold up? Whats the price tag for getting your rims done?
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Never seen or heard of this until now lol
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Looks cool, I see he has a carbon fiber design? Intresting
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:00 AM   #6
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I thought about doing this a while back and found a company in Dallas. It's a pretty cool process and durable. Works on just about anything.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:11 PM   #7
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pretty cool how does it hold up? Whats the price tag for getting your rims done?
Atlanta Hydro Imaging charges $125 for sports bikes. Apparently it holds up pretty well. I saw a moto throttle body dipped. So it must handle heat well. I'm sure they put some sort of clear coat on it to seal it.
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looks very interesting!!! thats a really cool process.
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Also know as water dipping... If done right its some nice work
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:12 PM   #10
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I own SETX Hydrographics in Deweyville, TX. The options are endless in the hydrographics process. I haven't done a sport bike yet but I have my 929 apart to dip. I just haven't had time with all parts we are doing for customers. I'm kicking around trying to dip my rims in a carbon fiber pattern and see how it turns out. I'm about to post some more pics on our facebook page of parts done for atv's, side by sides and a pit bike we did last week. I can post a step by step of the process if needed.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:01 PM   #11
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aghhhh

never seen this before and i must say its cool as .

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imo anything that is a carbon fiber "look" without actually being carbon fiber just is fake and ghey as all get out. drop the cash for real CF or just do something different. same goes for wood patterns really. go with something more original.. just my opinion though.

the skulls were gnarly as . it looks like someone did a whole cylinder off of some twin. 6:30 in the video. wonder how that held up too.
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Well I think it's cheaper to dip plastics in carbon fiber then to actually have carbon fiber parts but that's if you are only looking for the look of carbon fiber and not the advantages of having carbon fiber. With that being said, if someone wanted woodgrain graphic on their bike, then hydrographics would be the way to go then actually having wooden panels on their bike. Ever wonder if it's real woodgrain or carbon fiber in vehicles now? Well I can tell you that it's not, it's actually hydrographics.
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Well I think it's cheaper to dip plastics in carbon fiber then to actually have carbon fiber parts but that's if you are only looking for the look of carbon fiber and not the advantages of having carbon fiber. With that being said, if someone wanted woodgrain graphic on their bike, then hydrographics would be the way to go then actually having wooden panels on their bike. Ever wonder if it's real woodgrain or carbon fiber in vehicles now? Well I can tell you that it's not, it's actually hydrographics.
Some dealers go this route as upgrade options...
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I've been doing this for awhile
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Sweet, didn't know there was a place locally. I had been looking into this but really didn't want to have to ship rims off, etc.
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www.fastlaneturbo.com also does it and they are local on west side...

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Real carbon fiber mc wheels run around 4 grand a set. and they aren't designed or recommended for street use. CF is strong and light but its brittle. Its not as big an issue on a smooth track but on the street where there are lots of dips and potholes etc you would chew up a set of cf wheels quick.

So even if tearing them up wasn't a factor i'm fairly sure getting them hydro'd would be a tenth of the price or less. No brainer.
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could be very useful in making a steam punk bike
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