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- Is the process difficult to accomplish ?
The process is not difficult to someone who has been properly trained. Everyone here goes through a training process with a qualified person before they do their own work.

- How durable is the coating ?
We will let our product speak for itself. Many of our applications go on off road, autos, and marine applications. These are areas that are constantly abused in the elements. All products are the highest quality that the industry has to offer. Each item is sealed with a UV protectant clear coat.

- Are some parts harder to dip then others ? 
Yes, depending on the configuration of the part some can be more difficult then others. 

- Do I have to use special water ? 
No any water from a clean supply is adequate. 

- Some parts of the film melts and some does not ? 
It is important that when you spray the activator over the film that you hold the can level. You must have even coverage on the film. 

- The print looked great then smeared off ? 
  To much activator. 

- The print looked great but had air bubbles ? 
Not enough activator.  

- After printing I had little holes ? 
The part was processed too flat into the film and trapped air.  

- After printing I had voids ? 
The water reached the area to be printed before the film. The film will not adhere to a wet or damp surface.  

- The part printed great then started to eat into the base coat ? 
You let the part stand out too long before rinsing it off. After printing place the part under running water. If you just set the part to the side it will continue its adhesion process.  

- Can I touch up a small imperfection ? 
Yes, spray some activator into a small container. Use a small brush, dip into the activator then rub the brush onto a piece of the film. You can dilute some of the ink from the carrier and dap it onto the area you wish to touch up. After this procedure rinse the part under running water.  

- How do I know if an item is in stock ? 
If it's on the website then it is in stock. 

- Is it safe to order through your website ?  
Hydrographics-shop.com security technologies and practices meet the highest security standards of the E.U. . Hydrographics-shop.com secure checkout server is equipped with continually updated hardware/software designed to keep your information safe from hackers, using industry standard 128 bit SSL encryption to protect All information sent to/from your computer during the checkout process.

Hydrographics-shop.com also does not email ANY confidential information to you unless you specifically request it.   

- Do you offer quantity discounts ?. 
We do offer wholesale discounts. If you are interested in wholesale quantities of our product , please submit the online form provided at: Hydrographics-shop.com

- What do I need to get set up in business ?
You need a water immersion tank, for starters. Smaller operations can use one of our different sizes of manual tanks (manual meaning water immersion by hand). The size of the tank is determined by the size of the parts you expect to do. You need training, as well, which we provide. You also will need an open face spray booth for spraying primer, base paints and matte clears.

- I wonder if there's a market in my area for this process ?
Since this process can be used on almost any hard surfaced part, there's always a market for it. This process is used in hundreds of industries, such as automotive customizing, motorcycles, ATVs, marine, custom aircraft manufacturers, hunting and sporting equipment, home decor, restaurant decor, and much more. The list is endless.

- Is there someone in my area doing this process ?
Usually the answer is no, but sometimes it's going to be yes. What most people don't realize though, is that most of the time it's a non-issue. Because this process can be done on pretty much any hard surfaced part, the possibilities of different products and industries to approach is endless. You could have three processors on the same street, all specializing in different industries, or even within one industry specializing in different niches. And competition can be a good thing, it makes you work harder to stand out and elevates the status quo for everybody.

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