How To Hydro Dip ANYTHING

Hey guys, I’m Nate, and welcome back to the workshop! Today, we’re going to try our hand at something called hydro dipping. Hydro dipping is a process by which a tint is sprayed onto the surface of a fluid, usually water… …and then the object that you’re trying to paint is passed through it! All the paint or ink gets applied evenly to the surface of whatever it is you’re painting… …even if it has an uneven texture or little bits of in’s and out’s to it. We’re going to see if we can replicate the effects of hydro dipping by using spray paint… …and a large bucket which we’ll fill up with water. To start off, I’ve got this little squirt gun, and we’re gonna see if we can change the colors of it to something entirely different. If there are any parts that we don’t want to change the color of, we do want to mask those off using some tape. On this gun, I think I’ll mask off the trigger and just the opening where the water squirts out. Our gun is now taped off in the spots we want to be, but before we start dipping into spray paint in the water… …I’m gonna hit it with a layer of primer to really help make sure that all of our colored spray paint is going to stick to it well. All right, the layer of primer on our little plastic squirt gun has now dried, so I think we’re ready to try dipping it into the water after we add some paint. So I think the first thing we have to do is choose a good color scheme. For this gun, we’re gonna try using red and yellow and the general idea of how to do this… …is to spray one color in and then spray the other color down inside the sort of circle that we’ll have formed in the water. If you want the effects to have a lot more layers and lines in it, you can switch back and forth several times Alright, here goes! That looks pretty good. The paint will now coalesce a little bit more into the center. And I’m gonna just try and dip it right into this area with all of the stripes. Let’s see how this goes… Keeping the gun pushed slowly down through the paint, and now that it’s all the way under the water… …I’m gonna swirl away all of the extra paint on the surface so that as I pull it out… …It’s not gonna pick up more paint as that would ruin our finish. There we go now, this is a squirt gun so it filled up with water. It’s got a lot of hollow spaces in it. It likes to leak out the handle, looks like… [Laughter] But thats pretty cool! Look at that. It’s like a marbled red and yellow. It does have some spots that look pink… …because I’m using such a large container, the paint does like to sort of spread out to the edges. And with the amount that I used, it wasn’t very densely packed together, so the parts that look pink are where it was red.. …but sort of a spread out weaker red. Overall I think that turned out really nicely! Very cool marbling. I wear gloves pretty much all of the time on this show… …but this is one where I DEFINITELY recommend that anyone trying it wears gloves …because this stuff will get all over your hands as you’re dipping stuff down into the paint! Normally spray paint will dry in as little as 15 minutes… …but this stuff having been in the water, can even have little bits of water trapped underneath the paint, and so to really let this dry off all the way what we really want to do is give it up to 24 hours in a room-temperature area to completely dry off. And then we want to hit it with a clear coat to make sure that the paint isn’t gonna chip… …and wear off too quickly! (Gahh!) After dipping our squirt gun. There’s still quite a bit of paint left on the surface of our water. But we don’t have to pour it out and fill a new bucketful! We can clean the paint off the surface of the water pretty easily just using some paper towels! You can see that at this point the paint is sort of a plasticy film… And it doesn’t stick to things as well in this state. Which is why we want to spray and then have everything prepped: So we can just dip it in immediately, because it won’t grip as well if the paint isn’t as new! I’ve got another little squirt gun that I’ve primered up. Let’s choose a couple other colors and try painting this one. This time we’re gonna try purple and pink see how that gun turns out! It’s interesting Our pink is responding a little bit differently than other paints have, but we’ll see how this goes on. Hmm that pink color went on really oddly it sort of formed into that plastic sheet that I was explaining about Immediately as soon as it hit the water the purple did a really good job So I like how that turned out But the pink you can see Like this is just thin sheets of plastic And it didn’t like to spread it all so it didn’t stretch going over the contours of the gun It’s not a terribly ruined effect, but it doesn’t work as nicely as some colors So you may have to experiment with which colors are gonna work the best We’ve had one successful test with a squirt gun and one less than successful test with the squirt gun Now we’re gonna move on to trying something else. This is a phone case that I’ve taped off and painted with our white primer We’re gonna see if we can give this a nice swirled marble texture I’m gonna see if I can get three different colors to work all at once of this one alternating, which one I spray bit of an experiment Ooh There we go, I’m liking the look of that quite a bit missing Stringy bits, but I think those are all attached to the tape not the case itself I can we’ve got some good swirl patterns going their. That is a neat phone case pattern, i think That phone case works, so well. We’re gonna try one more I have another case here, which has a little bit of a texture to it, and I’m not sure how that’s gonna change How well the paint bonds to it, but I have taped this off and hit it with our primer So let’s try a different pattern. I’m gonna go for red and black on this one Ooh Hmmm a little bit of mixed results that this red really seems to like to spread out overall. I like the look I like the switching between colors, and it still kept most of the texture beneath our paint which is pretty cool. However You can see that. We’re getting sort of a Pinker look over here, and I was hoping for a little bit more red But overall I think this is still a pretty sweet design I did want it to be all red But if it couldn’t be all red I at least liked that the thinner spot is almost centered around the camera hole So it looks like it’s all radiating out from that point One more thing that we’re gonna try grant wanted me to see if I could Successfully use this hydro dipping method on the slide of his Glock So we’re gonna try and give this a sort of snow camo look using black gray And white and we’ll see how it’s turned out I’ve tried to tape off every bit of the surface that I don’t want painted It’s still going to be a bit of an experiment Hopefully it turns out well All right there we go we had a bit of an ordeal Getting our paints to really work the gray was doing the same thing as the pink and that it would kept just turning into sort Of a plastic film as soon as it hit the water I think the solution was actually just to keep Shaking the whole can up a lot so the paint inside was much more evenly mixed that seemed to fix it with the gray I’m I wanted to do another test with the pink and see if it’s doing the same thing overall though I think we got a pretty cool swirled snow camo effect on this slide So we’ll let this dry and then we’ll attach it back to the gun and see how it all looks there we go the pieces that we hydro dipped have now had plenty of time to dry out and Completely cure, so now we’re gonna Do is hit them with a layer of clear coat and hopefully that will make it so that they’re safe to handle And we won’t have any paint chipping or coming off There you have an at-home method of Hydra dipping using spray paint and water We don’t mean to imply that Guns and phone cases are the only things that you can do this with there are all sorts of materials That would work great for Hydro dipping and some of them would actually get handled less than squirt guns and phone cases so the spray Paint may hold up a little longer on there if you try this at home. We want to know about it Let us know down in the comments or tag us on Instagram hashtag the king of random Thanks for joining us for this video and remember to come gear yourself up with hats shirts and other cool merch at the see you there Sometimes you can swirl them around a bit you can get a little bit more of a marbled texture, which can also look pretty neat Five guns, and two phone cases no other examples Subscribe to The King of Random, check out other videos, and NEVER miss an upload. See ya later!

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100 Responses

  1. Henry says:

    I just realized you can make pewdiepie stuff with this

  2. iiP0tat03 Playz says:

    hydro dips cat

  3. Jason R. Rich says:

    gl Ø ck

  4. bepis says:

    6:30 Pewdiepie has joined the chat

  5. mario botero says:

    muchas gracias

  6. Banana Wizard says:

    I dare you to hydro dip the minion behind you

  7. Micah Helmholz says:

    Is that a real gun

  8. first name last name says:

    I'm going to hydro dip the skull of a buck.

  9. Gerald Torres says:

    I don't get y'all peasants you don't care that a man "plays" with a real gun on a kids show and say nothing but y'all don't want guns in schools where they are actually useful and needed y'all are weak

  10. ThE GaMEEeEEee says:

    But couldn't I just paint it with a brush? Or just use the spray cans?

  11. Pedro Fierro says:

    You should make other camos

  12. Calthecool says:

    I’m definitely going to try this.

  13. Gordo Mexican says:

    I’m panning on trying this with the slide of my airsoft pistol, but idk what colors I should choose, wish me luck

  14. Super Sniper4848 says:

    I am doing this with my knife

  15. RC Gaming says:

    can you dip anything black

  16. Mekashita Kun says:

    RED + BLACK = PewDiePie

  17. Ishan Bora says:

    What type of paints are you using? Are those normal spray paints? And what about activators..??

  18. Pam Botts says:

    Lol if u have ever spray painted ur supposed to shake up the can also the reason there is a marble in the can ?????????? still not all reasons but the main ones there r alot of reasons

  19. Walter Gerling says:

    Where did you get a fu**ing gun!?!?

  20. lemonmoned says:

    Of course you have a Glock

  21. Damion Brooks says:

    I'd like to see how the Glock's paint job holds up when in use.

  22. Creeper TV says:

    7:00 subscribe to pewdiepie

  23. ƑԼƛƦЄ ƤԼƛƳƧ says:

    ur telling me I can hydrodip myself?

  24. Brent Williams says:

    Make a shooting video

  25. SUGNUHC GIB says:

    Custom Pewdiepie finish!

  26. INFINXTE ZEN7 says:

    This gave me so much videos it’s crazy

  27. G Julian Cantu says:

    Honestly who disliked this video

  28. Toast X says:

    6:28 PEWDS

  29. Ev3rM0r3 says:

    I hope after this video you invested in a camera with IS AND a camera stand.

  30. Lucas Boytim says:


  31. Ville Mäki says:

    You are like here we have a squirt gun and a bit later here we have a component of a glock

  32. Sentinel DJ says:

    My cat jumped into the tub while I was dipping and now …. well yeah my cat has orange, red and green paws. Nice, even coverage though.

  33. IGOTAJOP America says:

    Now I sprayed 4 colors in my toilet bowl and I have my older brother by his legs. Do I just dunk and swirl??

  34. Michal Bucek says:

    Now that glock cost 0.03$

  35. Smokedoutfarmer Budz says:

    I hope no one thinks you can put a real gun in that and it shoots the same after

  36. Maximustube says:

    This cool I will do it with. my dad

  37. Noah gee072 says:

    Dang McDonald’s new gun toy looks sick

  38. Zachco01 Fredette says:

    i had the same problem with pink neon pant as well

  39. Sobri Ch says:


  40. draconιc says:

    Can you hydro dip an airsoft gun?

  41. elise breedveld says:

    how warm does the water have to be in Celsius?

  42. G boy says:

    What is about the heat of the slide if the gun gets fired?

  43. Mr Luger says:

    6:36 *Swedish screaming *

  44. Prabu Azka says:

    Can I hydro dip my barret 50. Cal?

  45. Elephantstripes says:

    I only came here to see the Glock

  46. MRdoA77 says:

    you can keep a bottle of acetone to spray the top with to delay the hardening process. itll also blend the paints in various ways depending on how its sprayed.

  47. Niko 123 says:

    You need hot water?

  48. Roberto Ortiz says:

    Does the water need to be like warm or cold? Or just room temperature

  49. Lars Music says:

    Glock looked badass

  50. Airplane says:

    The gun looked like a csgo skin XD

  51. An Unentitled Motivated Millennial says:

    Thumbs up for using rustolium

  52. BACKWOOD 666 says:

    Won't the paint come off

  53. Shiny Shoe says:

    Is that how PewDiePie make his stuff, with only a red and black paint.

  54. Fmahz says:

    Can I do this with pants?

  55. Porky Studios says:

    The background music gave me CANCEE

  56. WitherWolf33 says:

    Is there a way to get a fade effect, not as in even fade but more of a gradient from solid to clear?
    Edit: Also, would wood work in the hydrodip tank?

  57. witnessedflea says:

    uhhhh im scared i was just wondering about how hydro dipping works and then opened up youtube and thus video was in my reccomended….

  58. TracerGaming says:

    will it still work without primer?

  59. Jambula White says:

    I don't like it… Becouse the texture from the point you can the

  60. KaRMA says:

    Rest easy

  61. Rootin Tootin Putin says:

    Fly high sweet Prince

  62. Anonymus Doughnut says:


  63. FROZ3EN DUST says:

    Rip bro I will always look up to you

  64. Zdagoatt 12700 says:


  65. tubeycat says:

    6:28 pewdiepie?

  66. CoCo Puffs says:

    rest easy

  67. Slick Rick says:


  68. FAWGS says:

    RIP this man

  69. RonsterrOkkayyy says:


  70. Dopest Drip says:

    That Glock Wass sexxy!!!

  71. no u not me says:



  72. Josiah Bowes says:

    The toy gun look like starburs

  73. Logan Nicholson says:

    Just so you know. I watched this while on a certain substance. I was truly seeing colors.

  74. Da gaming Tortoise says:

    My cousin and I hydro dipped my scooter and his bike in his pool

  75. Ril_ Raixe says:

    Squirt gun? Now that's what she said

  76. Kay Bruh says:

    He just made a shroud skin

  77. Miguel LaChica says:

    Try spraying the paint in different spots it because personally I don’t really like the stripes but if you like the stripes the go use the stripes

  78. True Draigon Gaming says:

    YouTube algorithms have Detected a Gum, YouTube algorithm has Demonetised this Video

  79. justmerc says:


    insert pewdiepie reference

  80. Doodle Sushi says:


  81. Darkshock 42 MLG 0 says:

    There's also hydro dipping paper.

  82. mark smith says:

    Love the glock slide!

  83. Dylan Alesech says:


  84. Juan Rojas says:

    Hrydro dip an m16

  85. IceyGlaze says:

    redblack swirl looks like pewdiepie bcus it is :

  86. Memes Are Dreams says:

    That gun got pack a punched

  87. Ash Wood says:

    hydro dip a protoputy sculpture

  88. water Mellon sharck maty says:

    I have bun this at school for crismus ortiments

  89. Noahj Evans says:

    0:14 pewdiepie??????

  90. Phil Trash #2 says:

    What is this watermarble magic

  91. Angel Zeni says:


  92. Knox Cool says:

    I will miss you

  93. surferdude1408 says:

    he did pewds pattern

  94. ChaseChase PR says:

    6:20 Pewdiepie would be proud

  95. thepatriotsrock2 says:

    I bet it looks even better when it CHIPS off. The RESALE sale VALUE will go up IMMENSELY. You should pattern this before GLOCK gets wind of it. I had a JET SKI stand that I made powder coated. That was very durable only because of the process. I never would put a guns finish in JEOPARDY.

  96. SWEATY GAMERS says:

    06:27 PEWDS

  97. JadenImagines says:

    whos in for a foodipie hydro dip

  98. ShyftTV says:

    1:15 “For this gun scheme we’re gonna use yellow and red”
    Macdonalds theme plays
    Literally one of the most American things I’ve seen

  99. Pijamalolztoday Huh? says:

    6:30 looks like the PewDiePie swirl

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