What is Hydrographics?
Hydrographics (aka: water transfer printing or hydrodipping) is a method of applying printed designs to 3D objects using warm water and an activator to etch a particular part. The hydrographics process can be used on metal, plastic, glass, hardwoods & various other materials. With a simple change in base coat color one printed design can have many different looks. Your part is sealed with a high quality gloss or matte clear coat for years of protection, adding a candy clear to your part will also give you a unique look.
Powder coating is a coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.
In addition to our custom hydrographics operation, we also powder coat. We are batch powder coating shop. This means we specialize in smaller non-production parts. Our specialty is: valve covers, calipers, springs, engine parts, wheels, motorcycle parts, motorcycle rims, ATV parts, etc… Our powder coating process usually takes 1-2 days. Leave your rims & tires on the car, we have several car lifts and tire changers to make this process easy for the customer. We also perform our on media blasting for your parts.
Raleigh Hydrographics also specializes in Ceramic Coatings. We offer Cerakote High Temp. Coatings which is a ceramic based finish that is applied to metals that require a high temp. Coating. The Cerakote coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact resistance, and hardness.
Are your ATV plastics scratched or cracked? Raleigh Hydrographics also repairs ATV plastics. We offer plastic welding to problem plastics like TEO, TPO, and Polypropylene which are no problem with our plastic welding system.