Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers


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Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby lopeha55 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:48 am



Decided to try a fairly new process. Had these done & got them on over the weekend. The process is prep just like to paint, shoot a coat of primer then a base coat. The film of choice is prepped & put into a vat where the item is then "dipped". The film/design only sticks to the base coat. The guy that did mine is a draftsman!
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:23 pm

Must be the same way they do the fancy jobs at the HD factory.
Seen that on TV a few weeks ago.

Looks cool.

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Postby Mag » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:55 pm

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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby bustedwing » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:32 am

That's beautiful, how much did it cost?
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby lopeha55 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:21 pm

I paid $140 for him to clean, prep & do the process. About the same as powdercoating.
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby bustedwing » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:35 pm

Thank you for the response. Is the pattern your idea or was more patterns available?
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby lopeha55 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:51 pm

There are a multitude of available patterns. You can see them at his website - www.sjsolutionsllc.com
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:39 am

I seen this done a few years ago creating that Carbon Fiber look.

Amazingly simple verses a full paint job!
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby nsjoe » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:39 am

That looks great. Well done.
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby lopeha55 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:03 am

Thanks for the Kudo's to all!
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby lopeha55 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:36 pm

That's one of the final steps. The gentleman that did mine told me the prep is just like painting. The better the prep the better the finished product. He media blasted, then primed, then sprayed on the base coat (has special ingredients that makes the film stick to the base coat only), then clear coat. He redid one of the covers because he didn't like the way it looked. Sure glad I found a craftsman!
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Re: Hydro-dipping GL1500 Valve Covers

Postby crispy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:36 am

Hi all i have just been watching a video on utube about this process using a motorcycle tank the results are amazing , i dont know how they do it but some of the videos are from a company and it looks like they or someone does a diy kit .Just one question how do they hold up to the heat of the covers, look really good truly amazing .Gee there are some clever people out there .




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