Dipbite review

dkhaglerdkhagler Posts: 95Member
Since I looked the internet up and down to find reviews and couldn't find much, I figured that I would start one of my own for anyone interested in dipbite for future reference. Going to be a few weeks before I'm setup to spray but I will update as I do.

Customer support emailed late on 02/06/17
email response received on morning of 02/07/16

Order placed for three cans of paint and some film on the night of 02/07/17.
Fedex tracking received on 02/08/17.

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  • baconbacon Posts: 72Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    I ordered a quart of white that arrived today. I don't know my **badword** from a hole in the ground but I'll give some feedback after I spray it. Probably this weekend.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,997Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    I did use it while at @k2motorsports shop a few weeks ago and it performed pretty well for an aerosol
  • k2motorsportsk2motorsports Posts: 58Member ✭✭
    @WileECoyote we also used the quart of dipbite, that's what I had in the gun
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,997Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Awesome, that stuff worked great. sprayed out nice and smooth and actually covered better than I expected for a solvent based paint. I typically use waterbased which will cover better, but it went on thick and dried fast.
  • PowderRiverHydroPowderRiverHydro Posts: 38Member ✭✭
    We had a little hiccup with our order that was taken care of fairly rapidly. Customer service was pretty good, I dont like the fact that there is no phone number. As far as the paint goes, we thought it acted almost identical as OHW with the exception, it cant be layed on as thick. Overall, pretty good stuff.
  • baconbacon Posts: 72Member ✭✭
    It seems to spray well out of my mini 1.0mm gun. Laid down flat and dried quick.
    What should I be using to clean my spray gun? 
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,975Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    bacon said:

    It seems to spray well out of my mini 1.0mm gun. Laid down flat and dried quick.
    What should I be using to clean my spray gun? 

    If it's solvent, find an auto paint supply shop and ask for the cheapest gun cleaning thinner they have. Buy in 5 gallons. Remember to get it as cheap as possible since you're just throwing it away. I give under $40 for 5 gallons locally.
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,975Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    And acetone doesn't have to be tracked. It's VOC exempt. Always a good option.
  • dipdemondipdemon Posts: 113Member ✭✭✭
    Thank you for the positive feedback!

    @MidOhioHydrographics is correct, acetone is good choice. We typically use lacquer thinner because it's what we have on hand. However, acteone is much less volatile and as mentioned, is listed as VOC exempt by the EPA.
  • dkhaglerdkhagler Posts: 95Member
    Finally got around to spraying some paint out of a gun.
    No issues with the aerosols or the cans. Both worked great!
    Both seem to cover well.

    Here is a finished cup that I used it on.

  • t_ozt_oz Posts: 103Member ✭✭
    @dipdemon , Why does the website say 18 month dip window, but my can says anything after 4 days should be scuffed and reshoot?
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 2,800Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    A lot of that was copied from OHW’s original website, along with our speedshape images. Hence the 18 month dip window. Go figure.....
  • LibertymanLibertyman Posts: 967Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭
    We have used it with good success, dip window is 4 days, after that you'd have to recoat.
  • 2legiit2legiit Posts: 6Member
    Hey not trying to step on any toes here just debating which paint to get. Im open to different options. Based on what I have read though looks like the DTP might be the way to go. With that being said I see a lot of people are going for the OHW paint. The low country is a lot more expensive then the OHW paint so low country is out. I saw that dip demon has something called dip bite which looks to be very similar to ohw just about $30 cheaper. I know cheeper isn't always better was just wondering if anyone can provide advice or recommend that I try something else? @MidOhioHydrographics @K2Concepts @WileECoyote
  • studebakerstudebaker Posts: 3,314Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    @2legiit Dip Bite paint works exceptionally well. Unfortunately, I can't tell you if it's BETTER than the other paints from our sponsors, because none of them have failed. So DipBite is equivalent, just cheaper. Try it, you'll like it!
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,997Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Just pick one and learn it. They all have their benefits and downsides, but you can work through them all.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,914Administrator El Jefe
    Dip Bite is good stuff...you will like it!...
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,975Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    I don't like any of them. LOL. I like Aqualac waterborne or hydro solutions. Never been a fan of single-step paints. They're just expensive and seem to always throw issues into our process.

    That being said, we have some aerosol OHW paint that we have had for a long time and we keep around for small jobs. Use it rarely and only if we need that certain color that we can't mix using our Aqualac palette.
  • LibertymanLibertyman Posts: 967Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭
    @MidOhioHydrographics , joe you don't shoot Aqua lac, or hydro solutions directly to metal do you? I.E. upper receivers and gun barrels..?
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,975Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    edited February 18

    @MidOhioHydrographics , joe you don't shoot Aqua lac, or hydro solutions directly to metal do you? I.E. upper receivers and gun barrels..?

    @Libertyman Kind of... Anything stainless, aluminum, titanium, etc. that doesn't rust? Yep, Direct all the time after blasting. If it's regular steel (barrels or shotgun receivers that have not yet been coated), we blast, then wash in our degreaser that has rust preventative, then paint w/ 38 series Aqualac (better grade with more rust inhibitors), then go over that with whatever color 35 series Aqualac.
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