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    Default Water Transfer Printing Process

    Hydrographic Printing


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    Interesting, but barely related to French cars.

    Material for the "lounge" (= Toad Pond) IMO.

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    Geez, Addo! Perhaps you didn't recognise a French car in the first few seconds of the clip.
    We used this technique over ten years ago to make "carbon fibre" truck dashboards, "engine turned" aluminium panels, "walnut trim" and who knows what else that fits into a vehicle cabin. This process can add some very special "special effects" to bits inside and outside your car. We used to call it "Cubic Printing".

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    Remember what TAFE called "acryllustration" where you laid clear Dulon heavily over the Playboy page, then soaked the paper off - the dried film then being bonded with retarder and more clear to the side of a shaggin' wagon?

    And I still think it's Toad fodder. That does not mean it's rubbish, it simply means it's not specifically French car related.

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    You are just busting to be a Mod, Addo!

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    My arse; been there, done that in another life.

    I like David's running of the off-topic area but resent how some people see it as the Forum's Portaloo.

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    Lets not be pendants - motor related interest has been the domain of the Chat forum, bearing in mind that we are French car enthusiasts - sheesh!!

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    I've seen similar clips on Facebook a couple of times, but none explain how durable the finished product is. Does it need a coating on top? Will it fade in the sun? Is it stone chip resistant? etc
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    If the final clear coat is 2 pack it would be extremely durable IMHO and most car makers use coated plastic trims now that probably are done this way.

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    It's covered in a baked clear coat. So, the strength of that coating will determine its physical lifespan. How fugitive the colours may be, is another matter!

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