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hydrographics..... really cool stuff
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http://www.carthrottle.com/hydrographics...your-ride/

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Hey Buddy. Bet its pricey too. LOL

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I've seen this on OCC they did a bike with this instead of paint, I wonder how much it costs.

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Got a buddy that's into graphics for Budwiser. I'll ask if he knows.

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I think Roy , tnfastbk, did that to his dash trim. he put the carbon fiber look on his, it turned out pretty cool. Theres a thread about it on here somewhere.

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This is exactly how the graphics on my bike were applied...


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Very cool , Cole. Smile Kit, I like your bike too.

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#8
I checked with a local hydro-imaging place, and they're wanting A LOT of money for this. I had considered getting some pieces carbon-fibered (like Roy did), but based on their prices, decided against it.

I just re-checked their site, and the prices have come down - drastically. I saw where they would cover a set of mirrors (I'm assuming truck mirrors) for about $70 the pair... truck fender flares $175 for all four. Basically, small items around $25, medium items around $75, and large items $100 and up - call if it's something crazy like a set of motorcycle tins.

Not horrible, but I'm still not interested - I have my own carbon fiber vinyl to work with now.

As an airbrusher, I can honestly say that hydro-imaging will not replace a good artist. I see both techniques working together and having their own place in the customizing biz. I would not want to attempt to make a big piece with a repetitive pattern (like carbon fiber), because it would get inconsistent the longer the project rolls on. Just as I would not want to try a truly custom graphic theme with the hydro-imaging, simply for getting the graphic lined up with the piece would seem like a royal PITA to me.

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Uber kool!

Give it 12-24 months and the chinese will have them on eBay.
Can't wait to do my centre console in a new fresh woodgrain...

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JimNiki;159200 Wrote:Uber kool!

Give it 12-24 months and the chinese will have them on eBay.
Can't wait to do my centre console in a new fresh woodgrain...

the DIY kit for $79 + shipping...LOL

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