The Man Cave Show -
Awarded "Crowd Favourite Vendor"
June 21, 2015
"Word of mouth" has always been our advertising philosophy. With that said, by attending local gun shows, sports exhibitions, and everything in-between, we are able to develop a network that feels more like family then business. Whether it be a customers item being customized, or just simply questions about us and what we do being answered... Nobody will leave unsatisfied. It's just something we don't believe in.
Certified in applying the world's most innovative and market-leading ceramic coating. With award-winning chemical, abrasion (scratch), and heat resistances, and a unique blend of colors as well as the ability to create your own by mixing pre-existing shades, we felt it mandatory to provide such a durable, head-turning product for you the customers.
CERAKOTE - Certified Applicator
Completed Training in 2016
Jackson County, Oregon
*Anything less then TWN or Cerakote Certified for same or similar services, customer be aware*
KOOL KOATINGS INC.
Owner:Vicki & Bryan Cribbett
Certifications:TWN certified, Cerakote certified
Areas of expertise: Guns, Automotive, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, ATV, UTV, Golf Carts, and anything else you could imagine!
Quinte's only TWN Certified Processor.
Water Transfer Printing (also known as water immersion printing, hydrographic printing, hydro dipping, camo dipping, hydro imaging and fluid imaging) is a 3D decorating process where elaborate graphics like wood grain, Carbon Fiber, Camouflage, Geometrical designs, etc... are applied to a product surface.
The Water Transfer Printing process is extensively used to decorate items that range from entire all-terrain vehicles and car dashboards to small items like bike helmets or other automotive trim. Films can be applied to all types of substrates including plastic, fiberglass, wood, ceramics, and metal. For the most part, if the item can be dipped in water, the hydro-graphic process can be used.
The process utilizes a water-soluble film that contains the printed patterns. The film dissolves in the water and leaves the ink on the surface. In the typical process, the item to be printed is first coated with a primer or an adhesion promoter. After this dries, a base-coat paint of your choosing is applied, which will appear in parts of the pattern. So, for instance, wood grain prints often utilize a brown base-coat and many camouflage patterns use a neutral, tan or beige base.
After the base-coat is applied, the item is ready for decorating. The film is activated, and the item is then dipped into the water, allowing the ink to wrap around the item as you submerge. It is then washed and finished with a clear topcoat. We only use Premium Brands for unsurpassed quality, ensuring you a lifetime of enjoyment and satisfaction.
Coming soon..... a video of just how magical this process really is!
Our CERAKOTE is unlike the hydrographic process is many ways. In fact, the only similarity is the method of application (they both get sprayed through a pneumatic spray gun). Cerakote can be applied to different substrates as well, but its primary focus is on metal surfaces. By first completely degreasing the item in a vat of brake-cleaner or similar, the item is then ready to be sandblasted completely to its barest form with an appropriate media (because of Cerakote's ultra-thin coating, many imperfections will still be visible after being coated. That being said, the area is still protected just as any other spot on the part). Once sandblasted, the item can then be coated with the Cerakote color and formula of your choosing. Once coated, the part will be placed in an oven much like a powder-coating oven, at a regulated temperature for 1-2 hours. When the oven re-opens, your part will cool, and then amaze you with its new and improved, finished appeal.
TWN Certified - Applicator/Dealer
Recognition for the training that my son Richard and I received setting us on the path to who we are today and direction we are going tomorrow. Thanks to TWN for the showing us the right way of processing and not self taught.