HYDRO DIPPING SUNSHINE COAST

Auto Emporium offer custom hydrographics for vehicles of all types

Our bespoke custom car studio is the Sunshine Coasts leading & only Hydro dipping studio.

Sunshine Coast Hydro Dipping
Hydro Dipping Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Hydro Dipping

With decades of experience in the highest quality paint finishes, we decided to add the only hydrographics & hydro dipping set up on the Sunshine Coast & north Brisbane.

The highly skilled technicians have undertaken extensive training at a leading premier car studio in Australia with hydro graphics services. You can ensure your pride and joy will be in great hands & looked after.

Learning from this premier business has allowed us to head straight to the forefront of the industry in Qld to transform the interior trim or exterior appearance of any automobile or motorcycle and provide a spectacular finish.
We can not only customise and create personalised & tailored products from car parts and rims to house hold items, but repair and refinish your factory carbon fibre items for a fraction of the cost that you would pay for real carbon with leading edge technology & ongoing support.

With our services you can forget about a $50,000 genuine carbon wheel upgrades for your McLaren or $28,000 engine bay packages for the new 488. With this technology and services, we can complete the look you desire with your required print, logos or design. Any concept you may have we can bring to life.

WHAT TYPE OF FINISH CAN A HYDRO DIP ACHIEVE?

Not only can we mimic the weave, colour pallet and finish with a superior gloss, matte or satin result, our water transfer printing will achieve a completely identical outcome with a fraction of the cost you would spend purchasing from an industry dealership. Our customers now have the ability to not only customise but personalise their ride with our custom made bespoke decals applied under the clear coat for a finishing touch.

WILL MY VEHICLE BE IN SAFE HANDS AT YOUR BUSINESS?

The team are auto enthusiasts as well as skilled tradesman, so you can rest assured your pride & joy is in the safest & most passionate hands in the industry. In this business we live & breath cars so every item is treated with the utmost care and respect as if it were one of our own.

HOW MANY HYDROGRAPHICS FILMS ARE AVAILABLE?

Hydrographics offer a water transfer application of over 100,000 films currently available with new films coming onto the market regularly with the option of custom printing any film you can imagine.

WHAT CAN I HYDRO DIP?

Hydrographics can be applied to various types of substrates including

Basically, if the item can be dipped in water and can also painted using conventional techniques, then the hydrographic water transfer printing can also be applied.

WHAT IF I AM TOO SCARED THAT I WON'T LIKE THE END RESULT?

A quality test on sample pieces before products are committed can be done to ensure customers have piece of mind and are happy to start the water transfer printing process with their loved items. We can then provide a quote before your work is complete.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF HYDRO DIPPING?

Hydro dipping is a way to transfer graphics to objects, vehicles & furniture without printing equipment or the use of paint. This process entails the placement ofa special film on the surface of the water which is held in a hydro tank. A chemical solution is then sprayed onto the film where you insert the selected item. The film is dissolved into the water & this is where the transfer printing takes place.

IS HYDROGRAPHICS PERMENANT?

Hydrographics, also known as Hydro dipping, is part paint based printing process. Once the selected item is painted and hydro dipped, they are then protected with an automotive grade clear coat of paint. This is a permanent change but in saying that this doesn’t mean you cannot paint over it if you decide that you would like to change the look down the line.

HOW LONG DOES HYDROGRAPHICS LAST?

A typical lifespan for the hydrographic film adhered to an item is generally around five to fifteen years. For many of the items that are hydrodipped, the technique & finishing result would last the full lifespan of the object. Items that are not handled much, such as a vase or ornament would most likely have a much longer lifespan than something such as a mobile phone case or a pen which is used and handled more regularly.

HOW DO I GET A QUOTE TODAY?

Contact us today & our friendly team can provide a quote. Alternatively come in to 21 Daniel st Caloundra West to chat to one of our technicians for ongoing service & support.
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Good quality , fast service. Thank you Andy and Robin
Car looks amazing. Thanks guys.
Recently had paint work done. The team at Auto Emporium were great to deal with, good work and good service.
Wow my car is like new I’m so pleased with the amazing job on my wheel rims (being fixed) and the detailing of my car. Can certainly recommend this business
Awesome network of people who puts heart and soul into what they sell. I recommend to all who's after style and cruise 🤙🏽Thanks again for the new ride Robin & Nakita.
Before and after, these guys did an excellent job repairing and repainting my Enkei rpf1sThey went the extra mile and made the stickers up for me as well! Will definitely be back with more 👌🏼
Just go 300 back. Chrome delete and ceramic coat. Looks awesome thanks stoked with how it came up.
highly recommended, got a rocker cover painted up and absolutely love it, am waiting to have more work done by the gang and can't wait to get installed on my car
The team at Auto Emporium go to great lengths too continuously deliver more then the customer expects. Excellent job team. I will certainly return to Auto Emporium again in the future.
Had their ceramic coating applied to a 3 year old Toyota Land Cruiser , Excellent product and service from Robin and his team. Car looks excellent and I look forward to years of easier cleaning maintenance.
Excellent job. Helpful advice on work undertaken. Easy to support a local business thus good. Thanks Robin and team.
Robin and the team did an excellent job tidying up the paint and detailing my car for sale - great to deal with and very helpful.
Quality work from the team, very easy to deal with & Robin is very responsive to any queries & was great to deal with...highly recommend the team at Auto Emporium
Robin did an amazing job on my Ranger Wildtrack. Literally came up looking like brand new. Very professional and easy to deal with, no surprises. Just a great job. Highly recommended!Cheers,Tim.
What a difference a day makes when you leave it in the hands of Robin and his team. Our new Kia looks even better than it was delivered to us. A first class ceramic coating & tinting that will keep the UV at bay. A pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended.
If you want to make your car your own, go and see Robin and the boys at Auto Emporium. It's a one stop shop, outstanding work, thanks
Fantastic service from Robin and the team! Very thorough and efficient. Scratch repair looks great
A combination of great tradesmen who know how to mix difficult paint mixes and apply the paint & blend it in so you can’t see where the repair was made. I hope I don’t have to use them again because of my careless driving but if I bugger up that is where I will go.
Grat to deal with, friendly, great workmanship. Great service and efficient. Highly recommended
Just had full body wrap removed and full detail to sell done. 100% happy with service, finished job and price. Robin and his team have made the vehicle look better then when I picked it up new!
Robin and the team at Auto Emporium did an amazing job in repairing and re spraying damaged wheels on my Tesla. Great service and communication - will be my go to now on the coast for my cars. Highly recommend
Robin &crew did a fab job on a repair/ paint match on our car . Quick turnaround in very wet weather . Very professional & highly recommend.
Robin and his team did an awesome job painting and refurbing my 75 series. Easy to work with and their work is next level. Anyone looking for something a bit different that stands out and quality custom work, reach out to the team.
Awesome dealing with Robin. I wanted a White, black and bronze theme on my Y62. He and the boys did an absolutely fantastic job, I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Wood grain and chrome delete, headlight and taillight tint, window tint, bronze highlights, ceramic paint coating, interior protection and painted brake callipers. Mad if you go anywhere else! Thanks Robin and the boys at Auto Emporium, super happy 👍
Robin & his team did an awesome job on my car. Within the first week of owning it, I took it to Robin as I trusted him & his team’s ability to completely transform my car. Removed emblems, blacked out others and recommended a pop of red for one & I could not be happier. Highly recommend Auto Emporium.
Great work by the team at Auto Emporium. Would definitely recommend them, quality finished product, expert advice and a friendly team that are honest and reliable. Impressed with the outcome and the defender looks even better now.
Highly recommend Robin and his staff.Customer service was exceptional,they went above and beyond to make my car look younger than its 14 years..Also did a few jobs they didn't charge me for..I will certainly be back when I need to...
Robin and his team are fantastic to deal with and did an exceptional job!
Highly recommend the team at Auto Emporium. We received our quote as soon as we enquired and were booked in at their earliest availability. Had all the chrome in our Sahara painted black, looks like it came like that from factory, top quality finish. We will definitely be back for our other vehicles
Thanks Robin and crew!!!Excellent work, good communication, recommended highlyCheers
Robin and his team were amazing to deal with! Not only did they do a premium job at a great price, their customer service was A+ from start to finish. So happy with my new wheels. Highly recommend!
This is my classic 1990 Jaguar V 12 5.3 litre 2 door coupe after paint rectification and detailing. I found Auto Emporium to be very informative about what is required for the car, communication was excellent a fair price, done on time and to budget. Give Robin a ring for your particular needs for your classics or your street car. I am sure he will help you out.I certainly will be booking in my cars in for detailing before car showsStuart Lomax
Great service and repairs. I had a dent in the cab of my 2021 f250. 2 other local panel shops didn’t want to repair it as the f250 is all aluminium and was all to hard.I called in on Wednesday and was told no worries and they repaired it the next week.Great service Great Repair the next week Great people Thank you.
The customer service from Robin and his team has been fantastic. These guys have an incredible eye for detail, I had my Range Rover overhauled and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Best panel beater on the coast by far. Robin went the extra mile to get my car that was heavily damaged all fixed up and very fair pricing. Would recommend 100x over! Thanks Robin and the team!!
Highly recommended the team at Auto Emporium. Had my C63 wheels repaired and resprayed to factory with the addition of yellow brake callipers.As can be seen, the team lead by Robin did an awesome job and the wheels now look like they've just come new out of the factory.The team there is very professional and pride themselves on their work. Robin was great to deal with and their prices are very competitive.
Great service by a great team. Highly recommended if you’re in need of quality and easy service.
Robin has done a great job with my Patrol, exactly how I wanted it. Always great to have competent professionals locally at the coast.
Told 4 weeks & $10k for a complete outside paint job. Quoted $600 for brake calliper painting. 11 weeks later charged me $800 for brake calliper painting because price as gone up. Had the car been completed when they said it would be ready, would the price had gone up. Fuel tank was bone dry. Running on vapours. But I dropped it off with 3/4 tank. Mind you every complaint I made to them they told me they were professional. Like Why 4wks took 11wks. Why the car hadn't been touched within the first 4 wks.Had some dramas in the shop. Yep constantly told by them they were professional. Well, I finally go to pick my baby up. I gave them an extra day seeing as their track record was it was never ready when it was supposed to be. Low & behold they've just started washing it and gotta put the plates back on. Other than that it's now ready for me to take home. Ha, after stopping to get fuel, which he claims is only $20 not the $120 it cost me, I notice noises coming from the front of the car. Get home all the under panels are coming off. Plugs missing, not put in properly. 1 tailight, 1 brakelight opposite side to tailight, 1 reverse light, 1 headlight, 1 parking light front opposite to headlight all not working. But they're professional remember. Next day I take the car down to get new tyres put on, I get called out by the tyre fitter to show me the side skirts weren't on properly & could fall off at any time. How I got home with them still hanging there is a mystery. When I phoned the professional to complain, he did say to bring it back & he would fix any problem. But my problem is these professionals had the car for 11 wks and they didn't put it back together properly. Broke parts and said it was the cars age. But they're professionals. Also broke my car door lock and said they'd replace it with a lock & key from the wreckers. 1 key to unlock & 1 to start it. But they did say i had keyless entry. Such professionals. So would you let them touch your car. There's more they did wrong , but I won't go into that. I think you get the idea how professional they are. Especially when it's your pride and joy. I've been left gutted.
I'm stoked with the results of my Chrome delete, tint and other modifications done by Auto Emporium!Quality work at a great price, thanks guys.
Highly reccomend auto emporium, yes you may pay more but its for quality. Robin was easy to deal with made suggestions to help you choose on what he thinks would look good if you havent already made your mind up on what look you want. My y62 now looks like it should coming out of the factory!
Robin and the team went above and beyond in working to improve the look of my vehicle. I was extremely happy with the effort they put in. Talking to Robin his passion for cars was evident which reflected in his business as a whole. I highly recommend Auto Emporium to anyone who wants to improve the look of their vehicle.
Robin and the boys did a fantastic job on the paint protection and badge removal! Highly recommend
Car looks immaculate after taking it to these guys. Very friendly staff and very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond. Highly recommend 😊
Impeccable service and delivery.I got to speak with the owner of the business. He took the time to explain options and outcomes.The final delivery was flawless.The price was more than I expected to pay when I walked in.But after a thoroughly professional consultation, I left my items happy in the knowledge that I would receive great value for money.And I did.Pick up was beyond my expectations.Auto Emp is now my ‘go to’ for all future projects.If you don’t go there, I’m certain you will miss out on some small part of your dreams for your toys.
Very happy with my experience with the team from Auto Emporium. They did exactly what I wanted and explained their process in detail so I knew what I was getting done. Will be back
Robin and his crew did a chrome delete and Ceramic coating on my Patrol and they absolutely knocked it it out of the park. I couldn’t be happier with the result and highly recommend them.
Awesome work. Had my wifes brake callipers sprayed yellow, turned out perfectly! The guys did a great job. Thanks Robin!
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About Sunshine Coast, QLD

Sunshine Coast, located in Queensland, Australia, is a breathtaking coastal region renowned for its stunning beaches, pristine natural landscapes, and vibrant communities. Situated approximately 100 kilometers north of Brisbane, the state capital, Sunshine Coast offers a laid-back lifestyle, a warm climate, and abundant recreational activities.

With a population of around 333,436 people, as of my knowledge, cut off in September 2021, Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia. Its population has steadily increased over the years due to its appealing coastal lifestyle, thriving economy, and excellent employment opportunities. The region attracts young families and retirees looking to enjoy a relaxed yet fulfilling lifestyle.

Sunshine Coast encompasses charming towns and suburbs, including Noosa Heads, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, and Coolum Beach. Each area has unique character and attractions, from trendy cafes and boutique shops to world-class surf breaks and lush hinterland trails.

Beyond its stunning coastline, Sunshine Coast is renowned for its natural wonders. The region is home to the iconic Glass House Mountains, verdant rainforests, and the Great Sandy National Park. These natural treasures provide ample opportunities for hiking, camping, wildlife spotting, and immersing oneself in the beauty of nature.

In addition to its natural allure, Sunshine Coast boasts a thriving cultural scene with vibrant art galleries, music festivals, and a strong community spirit. The region also offers excellent educational facilities, including reputable schools and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Overall, Sunshine Coast is a vibrant and rapidly growing region, attracting people from all walks of life with its stunning natural landscapes, laid-back lifestyle, and abundant opportunities for work and play.

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Auto Emporium is just Around the Corner

To drive from Sunshine Coast, QLD, to Auto Emporium, follow these directions:

1. Start by heading southeast on the Sunshine Motorway (M1) from Sunshine Coast. Continue on the motorway for approximately 16 kilometers.

2. Take Exit 194 toward Caloundra, merging onto Caloundra Road (State Route 6). Continue on Caloundra Road for about 8 kilometers.

3. At the roundabout, take the second exit to stay on Caloundra Road (State Route 6). Continue straight on Caloundra Road for approximately 4 kilometers.

4. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Caloundra Road (State Route 6) again. Continue on Caloundra Road for another 2.5 kilometers.

5. At the intersection with Daniel Street, turn left onto Daniel Street. Proceed on Daniel Street for about 1 kilometer.

6. You will find Shed 1/21 Daniel St on your left-hand side. This is your destination.

Please note that road conditions and traffic can vary, so it’s always a good idea to check for updates or use a GPS navigation system for real-time directions during your journey.

Driving Directions from Sunshine Coast to Auto Emporium