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Old 07-05-2012, 11:53 AM
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this is very cool would love to try this
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Wonder if I can use hot oil to transfer teflon film? Got a couple of apps that would be interesting if this can work out.... Thanks for the idea. (Uh-oh, Optimist is in tinkering mode again....)
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It is very durable if the base coat is mixed with the hardner correctly, the PVA is well rinced after dipping and before the clear coat goes on. I ran a barrel I did on a machine gun and it took a couple of mag dumps to burn it. Without full auto you would find it hard to hurt it.
How durable is this stuff against abrasions? Does it scrape off pretty easily?
Sounds like it depends how well of a clear coat it gets.

Also have you seen it interact poorly with any plastics such as Kydex?

This would be a wonderful way to make holsters less boring and more interesting.
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Wonder if I can use hot oil to transfer teflon film? Got a couple of apps that would be interesting if this can work out.... Thanks for the idea. (Uh-oh, Optimist is in tinkering mode again....)
You planning to corner the market on camo colored french fries?
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I've been looking into this pretty extensively for some rifles I have and as far as I can tell it won't react with any kind of plastic. For lack of a better description it's like a ready to go silk screen ink that just wraps around whatever it touches. The process has been used for years by the auto industry to replicate wood and carbon fiber accents on dash and door trim. After markets shops are also dipping engine parts to dress up the area under the hood.

The clear coat does have a lot to do with wear resistance. If I understand correctly, you can shoot several coats of Duracoat over it to increase the protection.

The only thing that will be a real issue is dipping a part that will have 360 degee coverage like a rifle stock. The pattern you pick will have to be something that will not leave a noticiable seam where it meets. For instance... a camo pattern would probably work well, but those dollar bills not so much. Unles you didn't mind a seam on the underside of the stock.

Another thing to keep in mind is a lot of these films have clear areas on the background so your background color shows thru. The skull patterns are perfect for this as you can do any color imaginable and then dip it in the skull pattern. So, if you want skulls on a candy apple red background or flames on a blue background you can have it.
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This is amazing and relatively affordable ordering asap, great post
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what about something more like duracoat??
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Here is another site to get the Hydrographs: http://www.timbersedgecamo.com/
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Well boys, wish me luck. I got my high-flashpoint-temp oil and some sheet teflon Friday, and the oil pot is drying. Will be teflon-coating some well valve bodies if this works....
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Now i want to cammo my radio like the IC-7200
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Hot oil and teflon sheet will plate steel at around 550 F. Getting a close fit is going to be the issue....
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Thanks, prolly gonna get to work on that over the break!
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I've been looking into this pretty extensively for some rifles I have and as far as I can tell it won't react with any kind of plastic. For lack of a better description it's like a ready to go silk screen ink that just wraps around whatever it touches. The process has been used for years by the auto industry to replicate wood and carbon fiber accents on dash and door trim. After markets shops are also dipping engine parts to dress up the area under the hood.

The clear coat does have a lot to do with wear resistance. If I understand correctly, you can shoot several coats of Duracoat over it to increase the protection.

The only thing that will be a real issue is dipping a part that will have 360 degee coverage like a rifle stock. The pattern you pick will have to be something that will not leave a noticiable seam where it meets. For instance... a camo pattern would probably work well, but those dollar bills not so much. Unles you didn't mind a seam on the underside of the stock.

Another thing to keep in mind is a lot of these films have clear areas on the background so your background color shows thru. The skull patterns are perfect for this as you can do any color imaginable and then dip it in the skull pattern. So, if you want skulls on a candy apple red background or flames on a blue background you can have it.
As far as I know there is a way to coat it without seams. I'll find the video..
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I ordered this kit last fall and after watching the videos tried it with great success. I used it on the plastic stock of my Benelli SBEII 12 ga. duck gun. Great product in my opinion.
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Thanks for the videos. That's awesome.
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Awesome! Has anyone any experience making any clothing/attire/gear/etc out of fabric from a local fabric store? I noticed that there are different times if year that camp fabric goes on sale for more than 50% off the regular price and I am thinking of trying to make a few different things out of various types of camouflage. I am quite sure I could make a poncho out of this waterproof fabric I saw quite easily for around $3 or $4. Has anyone done anything like that?
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Tried this a while back on an airgun I've been fiddling with. Works a charm and simple enough! Got turned on by that exact video actually!
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maybe im just oldschool but I find krylon works just fine

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Thanks for the post! Neat technique.
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I've done a stock, and some boxes. Some complicated things are tough so start with smooth non edgy items
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