Our Dipping Process
#1 - The item being processed is inspected prior to disassembaly. After the inspection the item is fully disassembled. "No Internal Parts" are left in during the camo process.
#2 - The item goes through a 2 stage de-greasing process 1st, in a citris based product to remove and cut gun powder residue, old gun oil and grease. 2nd, a 90 degree hot water rinse for 5 minutes to remove any left over missed areas of old gun powder residue, gun oil and grease.
#3 - The parts are blown off with compressed air, the factory or after-market finish is removed by 1 of 2 media blasters: 120 grit aluminum oxide, or Skat Fast Cut Glass. We blast all metal parts down to raw metal. We “Do Not Scuff” your parts with sand paper or scotch brite pads. We believe starting with clean raw metal, it makes for the best beginning stages of a long lasting camo system. All parts excluded from the process are placed into a zip-lock bag with customers name, invoice number, type of item & what finish is requested. Compressed air removes any left-over dust or blasting media and the item is ready for the beginning stages of the process finishes. We mask the areas off for protection that are not going to be coated by the process.
#4 - The appropriate primer is selected "we do not use a universal primer for everything." "Most" guns will have 2 to 3 different primers that are designed for that application / substrate.
After the primer is throughly dry, we apply the camo base background color.
#5 - A section of film is cut over-size to the length and width of the item being processed and gently laid flat on the water, after the alloted time of soaking the activator is applied. The item is dipped into the tank and removed after being completely submerged. This is commonly referred to as "Water Transfer Printing, Hydrographic Printing or AKA Camo Dipping."
#6 - The item is immediately rinsed and the alloted time to dry and our custom formulated clear flat is applied. This finish is baked on. The item is then assembled, lubed, cycled to make sure it is functioning properly and shipped back to the customer. This is what makes a long lasting weatherized durable camo finish.