So, I am as new as they come when you talk hydrographics. I have watched a lot of work being done, and picked up a few things but there are many gaps in my knowledge. I have done a fair bit of research online but would like peoples opinions on this forum, as i haven't been able to successfully dip.
My first question is: IS A SPRAY GUN/ AIR COMPRESSOR THE ONLY METHOD TO APPLY ACTIVATOR??
I am yet to set up my guns and compressor so have not used them yet (or even tested via this method). I am currently applying activator via SPRAY BOTTLE. On very light mist setting so that no heavy drops are dispersed that damage/ alter quality of the image at all. Is this a major NO NO??
Secondly, should the film stick to anything, after activation of course, or IS THERE A PARTICULAR METHOD THAT ENSURES THE FILM WILL STICK??
I have attempted to dip a plastic phone cover firstly, but was so excited to just dip something that i didnt prime the thing first lol and the film just slipped off, but partially remained on the phone cover, just massively "smudged". Same thing happened to a glass that i also rushed into dipping without preparation.
After a little more research and seeing alot of discussions on here, I have wanted to dip mainly metal parts, for instance, majorly automotive parts. So i have sanded down a metal part (attached to a flywheel, crank sensor), pressure pack spray canned it with etch primer (promoting excellent adhesion), and i think i am ready to dip it.
I understand that there are many potential reasons why youd be laughing at me right now lol, i am also laughing at myself, but i am as new as they come, and really eager to do this. Starting a business within the next month!, and feel like I am SOOOOO FAR FROM READY!!
PLEASE HELP ANYONE! SUGGESTIONS, EVEN CRITICISM IF YOU FEEL, I AM OPEN TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE!