Hydro-dipping (otherwise called submersion printing, water move printing, and hydro-imaging) is an exceptional cycle that permits you to apply illustrations to practically any three-dimensional item. This process has been used in the auto industry for years along with many other areas.
Hydro Dip shoes
You need to follow simple steps to easily dive shoes:
Step 1: clean your shoes !!
So you are wondering how to clean your shoes. Then you’ve come to the right place. To appropriately wash your shoes, you will require the materials: shoes, hydrogen peroxide, preparing pop, bowl, hard toothbrush, water and gloves on the off chance that you need. First you need to mix the hydrogen peroxide with the baking soda until it is liquid and gradually add water until it is all dissolved. Then dip the toothbrush and start scrubbing the shoes.
Step 2: hydrodipping !!!!
To properly hydro-dive your shoes, you must first glue the shoes to the parts that you do not want to hydro-dive. Things needed are:
spray paint (colors of your choice)
So you have to fill the bucket with about 80% water. Then, gradually spritz on the spray paint depending on how many colors you have. After you’ve completely soaked the shoe in the paint, take it out and put it in a dry place. Let it stand for 24 hours and then remove the tape. Hurray! You are done with hydrodipping.
Option 1: The first cost effective method requires mixing different spray paints in a bucket of water.
Start with the hardest and most boring part - sticking the shoes on to the sections where you don’t want to hydro dive. We suggest you use paint tape, as it is the easiest to cut and remove afterwards. Once you’re done recording, the easiest and coolest part - hydraulic soaking!
So fill a clean, empty bucket with about 70-80% water. Then apply spray paint little by little depending on the number of colors you have chosen (two colors are best). Then, after having completely pushed the shoes into the bucket for a minute, take them out and store them in a dry place. Leave the pair on for about 24 hours, remove the tape and voila - you’re done.
- Pair of shoes (old or new)
- Spray paint (s) - $ 3-8 / each box
- Paintable tape - $ 5
- The water
Option 2: The second hydraulic dipping technique also requires gluing the two shoes on the parts where you want to avoid hydraulic dipping.
In the second step, get some acetone remover and start rubbing the parts of the shoe that are not covered with duct tape. This way you will have the material a smidgen more prepared for painting. We recommend that you place the shoes in a box to keep the walls clean.
Once you’ve done that, take your chosen primer sprays and start spraying the shoes.
Safety Reminder: Put on a face mask to protect your lungs as several toxic fumes come from spray paints.
The necessary materials
- (Old) pair of shoes
- A paper box that you don’t use
- Acetone remover - $ 3
- Primer spray (s) of your choice - $ 5 / per box
- Paintable tape - $ 5
Ultimately, here are some of the most common mistakes you should avoid at all costs when using custom shoes.
Hydro Dip Kit for shoes
Hydro Dip kit includes:
Hydrographic top layer
Hydrographic base layer
Pattern of your choice
Protective gloves and sleeves
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. How shoes can be hydro-dipped with spray paint?
A. Hydro Dipping is where the paint lying on the surface of the water is then transferred to an object by dipping. It produces psychedelic effects, is incredibly simple, and no two dips are ever the same!
To do hydro-immersion at home, all you need is acrylic spray paint and a large water bath.
Step 01: Prepare your wood
As with any paint job, before hydro-dipping, you need to prepare your job. Using 80 grit sandpaper, I blew through the clear protective layer and descended to the rough wood below. I then smoothed everything out with 180 grit sandpaper so that everything was smooth.
Step 02: Water bath
Any large, deep container will work for soaking. Since we use paint your container will also be partially painted during the process, it is best to use an older container so you don’t risk ruining something beautiful.
Large plastic containers can be picked up inexpensively at any big box home improvement store. You can even utilize it as a capacity holder after the paint dries if its all the same to you a sprinkle of shading in your stockpiling compartment.
Fill the container with enough water to completely submerge the item you wish to soak. For skateboarding, I even dove full to the brim, the container was not big enough.
Step 03: Add a handle to the immersed element
In the event that you need paint inclusion over the whole thing you are plunging, you should add a handle to your part so the paint can arrive at all surfaces (minus the handle). A handle is better than your hand getting in the way, and depending on where your handle is mounted, you can make the point of contact between the handle and the workpiece very small.
For this skateboard, I was able to attach the handle to the back of the board where the tape was - so there was no interference of the handle with the surface to be painted.
Q. Why shoes are to be hydro dipped?
A. Water immersion is a fun way to decorate any 3-D item that can be submerged in water without damaging it. While there are many companies that specialize in water immersion art for large items (for example, cars and sports equipment), it is possible to go through the process on your own and get creative. Buy a home hydro plunge unit online to apply your preferred plan, with insignificant gear or experience.You can also use spray paint to dip objects of your choice into your own unique designs!
01. Buy a kitLook online for home hydro immersion kits, which allow you to transfer a specific print or design to a 3-D object (which can be immersed in water without damaging it) without specialized equipment . Generally, the companies that make these kits will offer a variety of designs to choose from to customize your kit. Basic hydro immersion kits for the home should include:
- Printed film
- Top layer
- Base coat
- Universal primer
02. Choose a suitable container.Most DIY units don't accompany a holder to use during the plunging cycle. Choose an airtight plastic, glass, or aluminum container that is deep enough to completely submerge the object you are immersing in water. It should likewise be long and wide enough to leave 5-6 inches (around 12-15 cm) between the edge of the compartment and the item.
03. Prepare the article.Make sure the item you are dipping is free of dust and debris. Spray the item with the primer provided in your kit, just enough to cover it but not enough to make the primer run off. Apply 1-2 light coats of the basecoat spray provided in your kit and allow the garment to dry for an hour or two.
- Before applying the primer and base coat, use masking tape to block out any parts of the item that you don’t want an image printed on.
04. Size and cut the film.Measure the size of the item you want to cover and add 4-5 inches (approximately 12-15 cm) on each side. Cut the film accordingly. Make sure the film stays dry during this process, as wetting it could cause the image to distort. Spot concealing tape around the edges of the film to shield it from rolling.
05. Position the container.Fill the container with hot (but not boiling) water, to approximately ¾ of the filling level. Carefully take the film and bring the opposite sides together, holding it like a scarf. Place the bottom of the sling in the middle of the water surface and slowly lower the sides to place the film flat on the water.
Allow the film to hydrate and apply the activator.Use your phone or a stopwatch to make sure the film dissolves for sixty seconds. After the sixty seconds, splash the activator provided in your pack equitably onto the film. When covered, it should take roughly 5-10 seconds for the film to go to fluid ink on the outside of the water.
- At the point when the film is completely actuated it will have a particularly shiny appearance and will grow to fill the whole surface size of the compartment.
07. Submerge your article.Hold the item at a 45 degree angle and slowly submerge it in the water. Once the item is fully submerged, level the angle by pushing it into the ink. Save your developments liquid for the best outcomes.
08. Rinse the item.Slowly remove the item from the water. Hold the item gently and carefully and avoid rubbing its surface. Rinse with cold water immediately for approximately 3 minutes to remove any PVA residue.
Q. Which paint is used to hydro dip shoes?
A. Hydro Dipping is when paint laying on the outside of water is moved to an article by plunging. It does produce some psychedelic effects, it’s incredibly simple, and no two sauces look the same. To make a water bath at home, all you need is acrylic spray paint and a large water bath.