This video showing a vehicle get hydro dipped is an utterly mesmerizing experience

  • Hydro dipping is a way of applying printed designs onto three-dimensional objects
  • It can be used on cars, motorbikes and plenty more
  • The process is absolutely mesmerizing to watch

Published on Jun 24, 2024 at 3:33 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 24, 2024 at 4:26 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

This video showing how hydro dipping works is oddly mesmerizing isn’t it?

Hydro dipping – sometimes known as the less-catchy water transfer printing – is a way of applying printed designs onto three-dimensional objects, such as car and motorbike parts. 

It can be used to apply a print to most materials, including plastics, glass, leather, and metals – meaning it’s perfect for giving a car a unique look.

It can turn the most basic of items – think plain silver wheel rims – and turn them into something bursting with individuality and personality.

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How does hydro dipping work?

Austrian-based HTF Wassertransferdruck, the company behind the video above, proudly states that it can coat anything that can be painted – meaning there’s a whole world of possibilities. 

Explaining how the process works, the company explains that water transfer printing process is a method of surface coating with which we can coat a wide variety of shapes with an individual design of your choice.

In other words, if you can come up with an image, they can print it.

What else can be dipped?

While cars and motorbikes look particularly impressive, that’s far from the only items that the company is requested to dip.

The company has previously worked on several high-end motors, including adding some swish finishing touches to a Ferrari, and an attention-grabbing angel print on a Mercedes. 

They also say many athletes use this technique especially for snowboards, skateboards and bicycles.

And of course, sneakers.

A quick scroll through the HTF Wassertransferdruck Instagram page shows its team giving plain white sneakers an eye-catching makeover and turning any and every pair of sneakers into something totally different.

And yes, that incluse Crocs, too.

Just in case you wanted to up the ante even more with your Crocs during ‘Crococtober’.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.