Although the process of hydro-dipping is not new, the technique has gained popularity in recent years. Being able to put a unique design onto a large variety of products such as helmets, automotive trim, animal skulls, and more creates a cheaper alternative to processes such as airbrushing and vinyl wrapping which can tear. The process starts by putting colored paint on the product. A sheet of one of 100’s of patterned films is gently laid on the surface of the dipping tank’s water. The product is dipped into the water through the film transferring the design from the film to the product. After dipping, the product is then cleared to either create a glossy or matte finish to protect the surface while letting the underlying color of the paint show through. Some of the most popular designs include camouflage, carbon fiber, wood-grain, and skulls.