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Hydro dipping

Anybody attempted this. My matey has just done his Merida and I’m tempted to give my old Tarmac a carbon fibre coating.




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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,362
    He did it himself ? Looks decent from what I can see from the photos. Presumably your bike is carbon ? Personally I'd not bother with a carbon effect over it. Go with something more exciting.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 180
    edited 25 July
    fenix said:

    He did it himself ? Looks decent from what I can see from the photos. Presumably your bike is carbon ? Personally I'd not bother with a carbon effect over it. Go with something more exciting.

    He dipped it in a plasterers bath a sprayed it in his garden. He’s quite arty and this is the second makeover of that particular frame.

    My Tarmac is carbon.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    Looks like it was assembled in halfords.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,719
    Quite impressive if that's your taste. How resilient is the finish ?
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  • Is that like airbrushing?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,901

    Is that like airbrushing?

    It's nothing at all like airbrushing, Nick. Not even sure why you would ask that...

  • Is that like airbrushing?

    It's nothing at all like airbrushing, Nick. Not even sure why you would ask that...

    Do you fancy furnishing me with your whereabouts, and when, so I can tell you?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,901
    Here we go again, Nick. 26 posts in and you're already in full troll mode...
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,388

    Looks like it was assembled in halfords.

    Underrated comment!*

    *assume you're referring to the upside down fork :smile:
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  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    Ben6899 said:

    Looks like it was assembled in halfords.

    Underrated comment!*

    *assume you're referring to the upside down fork :smile:
    Something like that.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    How do you the faces by dipping it?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,901

    How do you the faces by dipping it?

    The 'faces' (and/or any other colour effects or shapes) are effectively floating on top of the solution, and get pick up by the frame when it's pulled out..
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954

    How do you the faces by dipping it?

    The 'faces' (and/or any other colour effects or shapes) are effectively floating on top of the solution, and get pick up by the frame when it's pulled out..
    Nah, you're kidding. That's never floated on. YouTube video (or tiktok) or it never happened.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,901

    How do you the faces by dipping it?

    The 'faces' (and/or any other colour effects or shapes) are effectively floating on top of the solution, and get pick up by the frame when it's pulled out..
    Nah, you're kidding. That's never floated on. YouTube video (or tiktok) or it never happened.
    It's true. Just make sure you use someone else's bathtub... ;)
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,886
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