If you want to change the look of your rifle, it’s time to talk about designs and dipping tanks with Funky Dipz owner Tyler
Did you shoot before starting Funky Dipz – and do you shoot today?
I went shooting when I first moved here (Uckfield, East Sussex) as I didn’t get much chance when we lived in London. Having seen some of the rifles we get to dip, I really want to get involved, so it is definitely on the cards.
How did the business start?
We have a car body shop, and I love painting cars and panel beating. As I’ve always done art, I felt like I needed to do something more creative, and came across hydrodipping. I thought with my experience in painting and art that this was the way forward for me, and after a lot of training and practice, I opened up Funky Dipz.
What was the first rifle you dipped and were you nervous about its success?
My first air rifle was a Daystate Pulsar, which was a lovely bit of kit! The customer knew his stuff about rifles and I could tell it wasn’t cheap, so yes – I was nervous. But it came out looking awesome and very mean-looking! And the customer was very happy.
Where do you get your ideas and is there anything that can’t be dipped?
I like to sit down with customers and throw around ideas to suit the person and the object. I can get quite carried away with patterns and colours. As long as it fits in my dipping tank and it can be submerged in water, it is getting dipped!