Hydro dipping Melbourne - Commercial quality and applications

Hydro dipping, also referred to as Hydro graphics, immersion printing, hydro imaging, hydro printing, and water transfer printing, among others, is a process that involves applying graphics to almost any three-dimensional object. Think of it as applying a special skin onto the object of your choice, giving it a look you desire.

You can hydro-dip almost anything!

There are many different materials or substrates that the hydro film can be applied to such as, plastic, metal, and wood, to name a few.

So, what makes hydro dipping so unique?

Hydro-dipping enables you to redecorate and give almost any object, be it your instruments, home products, or any other tool, a brand-new look of your choice. This means you can make metal look like wood and wood-look like plastic. Plus, you can adorn your object with special patterns as well as effects. Isn’t that just great?

Hydro dipping enhances the look of all materials - adding a perfect and beautiful finish

Whether you want to give your PlayStation a new Modern Warfare design or give a carbon effect to your dashboard, hydro dipping enhances the look of all materials and makes life full of colours, designs, and fun, with little to no hassle!

What can be hydro Dipped?

Almost any object, material or tool can be hydro dipped - ranging all the way from automotive parts to sporting equipment. Adding more flavor to boats, bikes, and cars is something every automobile enthusiast looks forward to. Hydro dipping makes it possible given that all you need is a coating instead of installing the actual material.

Hydro dipping musical instruments

Musical instruments can also be given a new touch; love your old guitar but it doesn’t look the best? You know what to do!

Hydro dipping golf clubs

Replacing the much-cherished golf clubs that you have used over the years? Not a viable option for you? No need to worry. Just add a hydro dip coating on them to make them look good as new.

There’s literally no end to the list of objects you can customise according to your preferences.

Can you customise Hydro Dips? 

This goes without saying. Since there’s a wide range of materials you can play around with, customising hydro dips is easier and better suited for you than ever before. If you manage the instructions and precautions carefully, you can personalise almost everything you own.

Hydro dip your shoes, your skateboard or your mag wheels

Did you just buy brand new white pair of Nike Air Jordan’s, but don’t want them to look too mainstream? You can now doodle your way through them and give them a flavourful look, customised to perfection! Or just simply imagine having Nathan Drake with his immeasurable treasures, right on the skin of your skateboard!

Warnings about hydro dipping  - the do's and do not's!

However, there are a few things you need to stay clear of before trying hydro dipping for your prized possessions. The handling of some devices is a delicate affair, and when the right procedure is not followed, the mishandling can often end up adversely affecting the objects. While dipping, water can damage the items. Hence, you need to properly learn the technique.

Don’t worry! With just a few easy steps we have mentioned, you too can master the art of hydro dipping.

How to Hydro Dip: Easy steps to Follow

Let’s go over a breakdown of the materials you will need and the steps you have to follow, for successfully hydro dipping almost anything!

Materials Required:

- Your product to be hydro dipped, for example, we have taken a jar.

- Your choice of colors of spray paint.

- A deep bucket or tub.

Note: It should be deep enough to dip the entire object in; we recommend using a five-gallon bucket or tub.

- Water

- A utensil used to stir and mix the paint together; our pro tip is to use a flathead screwdriver (it works wonders!)

- Disposable latex gloves

- Wire cutters (optional)

Step by step instructions:

  1. Preparation: Begin your process by carefully preparing the surface of the product for the hydrographic image to stay on. Make sure you clean any scruff that may be on the product to be hydro tipped. If it is an electronic device, remember to first take it apart and only dip the shell without the electronics.
  2. Base Coat: Apply an adequate layer of adhesion paint to the object. Add either a base coating or primer, depending on the product.
  3. Film: Use high-quality inks to print the graphics onto a water-soluble PVA film.
  4. Dipping: Apply the hydrographic film to the product, and an activator to turn the film ink into the liquid, enabling the film to stick to the product. Dip the product into the water so that the surface tension of the water presses the film against the product surface.
  5. Washing & Drying: Wash the product to remove any dirt and let it dry.
  6. Coating & Polishing: Once the part is dry, we recommend applying a clear coating to protect the graphics. Polish it to get a fine finish.


Hydro dipping has taken creativity to new levels and has made customization of your favorite products ever so simple. Experience is the most crucial part of successfully dipping something. In addition to this, sticking to the instructions, and being very careful is the way to go.

By now you will be more confident in easily hydro dipping whatever you want and add the much needed small flavors which truly breathe life in products.

That being said, it is highly recommended that you seek professional hydro dipping services whenever you want to breathe new life into your favorite object or products. This will ensure that your vision is properly brought to life, there are no mishaps, and the job gets done exactly how you want it to be done.

Assemco at your Service

Providing an un-matched custom high quality commercial level hydro dipping service, Assemco – the one-stop outsourcing solutions for all your business needs – will ensure that your hydro dipping project gets done in record time and exactly according to your requirements.

Our certified and experienced staff leaves pay great attention to details and go the extra mile. On top of this, we used only the best and latest products and paint systems to ensure durability and premium quality.

Have any questions? Get in touch with us today: (03) 9761 4118

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Assemco specialises in all types of Hydro Dipping in Melbourne. We can handle most tasks in-house, but if needed, we have a huge network of talented people that we can take in on short notice.

We take great pride in knowing our clients really well. So, before any project starts we do a very in-depth research of your company and the products you need hydro dipped - this enables us to provide you with the perfect service every time!

"During the hydro dipping project, Assemco was there to hold our hands. We ended up with an amazing online solution that our customers and ourselves think looks incredible!"

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