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Biking Business Wet Dreams

By Ron Cox

Ordinarily I’d be reporting out on a motorcycle event but a rather new and somewhat unique paint process has been brought to my attention and I feel obligated to bring it to you.

The father/son team of Phil and Phil Francisco own Wet Dreams, a firm that specializes in custom water transferred images. Although the technology has been around for 15 years, it heretofore was only utilized on a large commercial sized scale. Now, Wet Dreams is, to our knowledge, only one of two firms making this unusual paint application process available in Florida. The other is based in Miami.

My interest of course is how it relates to motorcycles but the graphics can be applied to surfaces like guns, bows, automotive accessories, sporting goods, guitars almost any item you can name except glass.

Here’s how it works: Water Transfer Imaging (Hydro Graphic Printing) is an advanced process that uses paint impregnated films to permanently transfer high resolution patterns onto three dimensional surfaces.

Phil’s dad has given his ’08 Heritage Softail the Wet Dreams treatment and it is truly a one of a kind bike. Like any painted surface that gets scratched, the process can be repeated and the item will look as good as new. Before you ask, it costs approximately $850 to do the tin (gas tank & fenders) on a bike with additional charges if you go beyond the basic. There are hundreds of patterns to choose from with more being developed all the time.

If you’d like to know more visit Wet Dreams on its website at www.wdwti.com.

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