We Tried To Hydro Dip Bike Parts

We Tried To Hydro Dip Bike Parts

Just what is hydro-dipping for custom bike parts, and can Jon pull it off? Here’s Jon’s first go, fingers crossed…

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Would you try hydro dipping? Can you do it any better than Jon?

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50 Comments

  1. Tintenfisch Fee on December 31, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    just cover up the good parts with tape and uni color spray the back of the fork for a professional end finish 😉
    No one will notice it wasn’t meant to be like that.



  2. josh langley on December 31, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    SWEET 🍬



  3. Dod on December 31, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Maybe a deeper tank so you can dip it at 45 deg?



  4. JAMRAM on December 31, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t know much about doing this but I noticed during the dip about half way through you moved the piece a bit to adjust. Maybe you need a slightly larger vat of water so that when you dip the peace you can keep a fluid motion during the dip without moving or adjusting the angle to much. I think near the end you can start to change the angle little more flat but you don’t want to break the surface tension at all.



  5. Whatyoudo on December 31, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    the only benefit to this is patterns and graphics, you could have painted it fine except sand-blasting would be better prep for bike parts. If you get this right and use just plain sheet of
    solid color I think the imperfections will come through just as with paint, but the paint will have filled all the detail spots as well. This is yet another fad that sells products and has the falicy 
    that it takes "less-skill" to get it right, baloney.



  6. ray cabrera on December 31, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Ibelieve the process was almost flawless the error was the item needs to be in water under the film and slowly lifted out and evenly not dipped on top of film. My guess. That’s how I’ve seen others do it



  7. Joe S on December 31, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I hydro-dip automotive parts, critically pushing the parts continuously through the film is the most difficult. It can require rotating and changing angles as you move the part through the film. There are some techniques to doing two stage dips to help get coverage. Fly me out and I can show you 😀



  8. Jerry Gundecker on December 31, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Can you do that in plaid?



  9. FIix on December 31, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    wrong title, it should say: "we failed at trying to hydro dip bike parts"



  10. Taylor Kinsey on December 31, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I believe the masking tape kept it from moving enough towards the part to go around the back?



  11. Enrique Moreno on December 31, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Dip a even half then lay a new film on the the water the so the other half then rinse don’t worry about the over lap on the second dip it will wash off at the seem



  12. 333wheeler on December 31, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    One of the ex top cross guys had his frame Teflon Coated .. bomb proof finish for jet washing etc.



  13. Matt Hubbard on December 31, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I hydro dipped a 26” redline pl frame fork and bars



  14. Cr-Mo Tube on December 31, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    acontece…



  15. Wreckit Lethal on December 31, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    You talk way to much mate !!!!



  16. Ethan Brackett on December 31, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    jon, have you tried sculpting frame lugs? 🙂



  17. Rosabel Orihuela Jiménez on December 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Very funny colors in that fork.A little ugly too.



  18. Fred Flynstone on December 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    yeah, if it’s not sprayed with clear on top it won’t hold on.



  19. goose on December 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Now, when you say ‘blisteringly hot’, do you mean England ‘blisteringly hot’, or Australia ‘blisteringly hot’.



  20. Janusha on December 31, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    How to cheapen any product in 3 easy steps.



  21. M.J. Sweeney on December 31, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Can you prime the fork again with the existing Print and redip it from the other side making 100% image coverage?



  22. Cycle Pro on December 31, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    You don’t mention what side of film to use in top of water 2. You most shake it to cover it all but you do good 😅



  23. Arthur Renteria on December 31, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    The beat at 5:53 had no business being that good. It slaps.



  24. vince snetterton on December 31, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    vertical dip



  25. Motoman744 on December 31, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Wear a mask when spraying any chemical. Cool vid.



  26. Joshua Sole on December 31, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    “Chocolate coated or chocolate scented candies “ what do u mean



  27. Johann du Preez on December 31, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Check out the titles “double dipping”. This is what is needed for your project.



  28. super extreme David Piacenza on December 31, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    You suck!



  29. Lady May Salmoro on December 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    😁😁😁



  30. blankroomsoup on December 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    We don’t want spraying it, so instead we spray it, coat it and spray it again



  31. GCN Tech on December 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Could you do a better job than Jon?! Send us pics of your hydro dips!



  32. Morocotopo on December 31, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    you needed a deeper water recipient to keep the 45° angle until the piece was fully immersed in the water. Since you put it horizontally at the end, that affected the result.



  33. Garutay San Agustin on December 31, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    The film wasn’t suppose to break lose until you gently shake the item under water , if the water touches the item first the film won’t stick. (I guess)



  34. david dilmore on December 31, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    "Chocolate scented candy"
    1:48



  35. jonathan loos on December 31, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Mafiabikes 101



  36. The Gee-tah Guy on December 31, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    We do something similar to electric guitar bodies. We use a much deeper tub that’s filled with hot water with some Borax, then you strudel different color enamel paints of choice onto the water’s surface.The paint floats and the borax disperses the paint into insane random patterns. You give the different paints a light stir to get them to mingle. Once mixed, slowly dip the body in. Coverage is complete on both sides and is as striking and as crazy a pattern as you want to make it. The prep work is similar to your fork. Bike parts would look amazing using this method and is prolly a LOT less expensive to do.



  37. freddixon on December 31, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Oh wow, that is a great technique. Thanks or sharing ;<)



  38. Jordan Chapman on December 31, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I Tried hydro dipping my helmet on my channel it worked ok I guess for my first attempt like yours did I’m happy with the results and will be doing more



  39. Tin Man on December 31, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Not the pattern I’d have gone with but interesting process.



  40. Bill in Houston on December 31, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Jon, thanks for demonstrating this and being honest about the results. Probably saved some folks some time and effort.



  41. nick Anderson on December 31, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Gotta do half and half tapping each time



  42. Pat Swayze on December 31, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    And if you messed it up..you ruined your piece



  43. Renaud Andiné on December 31, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Good job!
    Where to find all the equipment ?



  44. Tobias Gilman on December 31, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Good job. First try you did well. Bravo



  45. Chad Swans on December 31, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I probably couldn’t do a better job at hydro dipping on my first try, but I could do a better job organizing my tools on the wall behind. Symmetry and balance?? Just saying. Great video!!



  46. JOE on December 31, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Kind of 2 years ago



  47. Mutha Lover on December 31, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    yea I have and it looks sick



  48. flsu_ on December 31, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    this print is terrible



  49. mmmcheeze303 amador on December 31, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Lmao



  50. olke85 on December 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    It looked better before.