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#58513 - 07/28/10 03:40 PM Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK
Reginald Murray Offline
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Hydro Customs. A newly opened business in Catoosa, OK. These folks are approved by the Remington Arms for their process in "finish coating" a firearm. They do other items as well. Hydro Customs

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#58521 - 07/28/10 07:36 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: Reginald Murray]
ShakeNBake Offline
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Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 466
Loc: western, oklahoma
Looks like they do a great job. But how does it hold up to beating threw the brush and riding around in the truck. Does anyone know about this stuff?
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#58527 - 07/28/10 10:41 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: ShakeNBake]
duckhuntn2004 Offline
.308 shooter

Registered: 08/26/07
Posts: 2009
Loc: coweta okl
they look good but no pricing anywhere to be found

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#58529 - 07/29/10 07:46 AM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: duckhuntn2004]
TOM Offline
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Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 2698
Loc: Okie land
A friend of mine runs this place here http://freedomgraphix.com/
I've been told the finish lasts pretty well but I've yet to have anything done. It's the same finish that some factory guns use and it does wear off eventualy.

So far it's Krylon for me and if I wanted to spend the money, Greg (bellyflopper) would probably get my vote.

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#58530 - 07/29/10 02:48 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: TOM]
Reginald Murray Offline
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Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 873
Loc: Oklahoma
This stuff doesn't wear off easily. It is the process used by Remington Arms ... and they have several hundred patterns that can be applied to wood, plastics and metals. It's an etching process, not a wrap. There number is 918-283-8000 if you want to call them for more information. I am thinking of getting my Glock 23C done in a "copperhead" finish.

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#58532 - 07/29/10 03:49 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: Reginald Murray]
duckhuntn2004 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/07
Posts: 2009
Loc: coweta okl
i agree i will stick with ole bellyflopper

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#58535 - 07/29/10 04:37 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: duckhuntn2004]
BellyFlopper Offline
.270 shooter

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 1022
Loc: Greenwood, Arkansas
Hydro means that they are water transferring the pattern by floating the ink onto the water and then applying an activator to the film and then pushing the item to be coated through the ink film. The water transfer by itself is not all that durable and the only reason it can last long at all is due to the clear coat that they sometimes put over the pattern when it is done. There is no "etching" done with this process.

If you are in need of a perfect matching camo pattern in your favorite camo makers style or need a highly detailed finish put onto an item, then film dipping is the way to do that. For me and my way of thinking, it takes away all of the heart and soul of the camo work done by a person in a unique manner. I really don't want that perfect camo finish and will take unique every time I can. I am far more proud of an item that was hand done on my rifle and like the fact that there is not another one like it anywhere rather than having one that looks just like every other guys rifle who had theirs dipped or bought it that way from the factory. I would take simple Krylon over dipping anyday, and there is no comparison between dipped and Cerakote and Duracoated items, but that is just me and the way I see things. I have been painting my equipment for more than 20 years now.

Thanks for the kind words fellers.
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#58536 - 07/29/10 06:23 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: BellyFlopper]
trapper2 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 441
Loc: north central okla
i like the way you think bellyflopper, i would rather have it done by hand, like you said its one of a kind
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#58537 - 07/29/10 07:19 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: trapper2]
Dog Dinger Offline
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Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 3327
Loc: Pawnee, Ok
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#58543 - 07/29/10 09:35 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: BellyFlopper]
Ozarkyoter Offline
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Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 1089
Loc: Ozark, AR
Originally Posted By: BellyFlopper
I really don't want that perfect camo finish and will take unique every time I can. I am far more proud of an item that was hand done on my rifle and like the fact that there is not another one like it anywhere rather than having one that looks just like every other guys rifle who had theirs dipped or bought it that way from the factory.



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#58545 - 07/29/10 10:38 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: Ozarkyoter]
Kelly Jackson Offline
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Registered: 03/14/07
Posts: 2531
Loc: Comanche Ok USA
I like Gregs work.
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#58549 - 07/30/10 12:16 AM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: Kelly Jackson]
dcmtex Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 2094
Loc: Owasso, Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Kelly Jackson
I like Gregs work.



Me too 2thumbs
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#58574 - 08/01/10 04:42 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: dcmtex]
duckhuntn2004 Offline
.308 shooter

Registered: 08/26/07
Posts: 2009
Loc: coweta okl
i think everyone does

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#59539 - 09/17/10 12:49 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: Reginald Murray]
Wormydog1724 Offline
.223 shooter

Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 90
Loc: Stillwater, OK



Freedom Graphix Ada, OK

has held up great so far.

I'll update after this winter.

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#60814 - 11/15/10 03:08 PM Re: Hydro Customs in Catoosa, OK [Re: Reginald Murray]
Reginald Murray Offline
.260 shooter

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 873
Loc: Oklahoma
Hydro in itself, means that it is a "fluid movement" process. I am having my muzzle loader done at this time. They are ceramic coating the barrel and ram rod, and filming the stock. I will let you know how is comes out.

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