Dixie GunworX and Hydro Dipping/Hydro Graphics

Pink 200 AR

In the world of firearms, customization is a hot area. DGX has built custom rifles for hundreds of customers, from hunting rifles, to 3 gun competition rifles, to AR platform/tactical rifles. Now, customers desire an even higher degree of customization. With duracoat, and the more durable cerakote, gun owners get a choice of colors to set themselves apart but are limited in patterns, especially those that are more complex.

Enter hydro graphics, a water-based paint transfer process that has thousands of patterns that can easily be added to almost any surface. From the uber popular carbon fiber pattern, to King’s camo, to digital camo, burl wood, Kryptex, muddy girl and even, yes, Hello Kitty, the options that hydro graphics give customers are almost limitless.

Helmet    The process is rather simple. After applying the appropriate base coat color, a piece of film with the desired pattern is cut from a roll that somewhat resembles wrapping paper. It should, after all, since it will feel like Christmas or your birthday after your gun is “hydro dipped”.

That piece of film is then placed on the surface of filtered water in a large tank. An activator is sprayed on the film, 60 seconds passes, and the piece being dipped is then gently, at a constant speed, pushed through the film and into the water. The pattern wraps around and bonds with the items. Throwing it in a rinse tank and applying a clear coat follow, and whoolah! You now have a fantastic looking firearm with a design and look that are all your own. The film, although not as heat resistant as cerakote (barrels should not be dipped), is durable and will last years with proper care.

ZK22 Hydro Dipped in Multi CamCan you change your pattern later? Sure!
What about other items besides firearms? Helmets, handle bars, motorcycle gas tanks, cabinets, smart phone cases, playstation/xbox controllers, plastic/metal card cases, dashboards, pickle ball rackets. We’ve pretty much done everything. One adventurous soul even did their electric can opener (shrug)!
Can Opener1


Think you have a project for DGX? Stop by the shop and discuss it with us! Chances are we can give a whole new look to your firearm, motorcycle…or can opener.

New Shop

Here is part of the new shop in Washington UT.

Shop 1 Shop 2

Blog? Whats that?

2 years ago my great wife Lindsey came up with an idea to start a blog for Dixie Gunworx. She has done this kind of stuff and she did a great job at it. I knew we had a blog but I am still not sure what it exactly is. Many people daily were looking at our blog, and because of the interest we began work on a website. Unfortunately at that point the Sandy Hook tragedy occurred and this turned the industry up on it’s head as we were overwhelmed with demand for products and services. Now after 9 months the demand has eased off and we are getting back on the internet. This leaves me with doing the blog since in that same time period we have moved the shop to a retail location, we have hired more employees, and we are moving up in the world with some great plans for the future. So I sit here contemplating how writing in this blog will help us rather than me having my hands tied up in gun grease and parts.  Daily we have customers come in ask questions about our work, and they like to pick our brains. So what do people want to read about or see? Our goal for the blog will be to answer some of your questions so please ask away. We will also try to post up interesting projects we are working on. If anyone has any thoughts or questions we will do our best to answer them.  -Chris-

Winchester Model 70 .243 Rifle Custom Loads Accurized

Completely rebuilt.
New Thumbhole Laminate Stock w/ New Hogue Recoil pad.
Rifle action was pillar and glass bedded into the stock.
Timney 3 lb. trigger that can be adjusted.
Barrel was free floated
Bolt lugs lapped
Raceways, follower, chamber, feedramp all polished
11 degree target crown
Recessed Quick Disconnect sling mounts in stock
Nikon Buckmaster w/ BDC retical 4.5x14x40 Scope

This is my wife’s personal rifle. She is having a very hard time selling it but wants to sell to build a different caliber. She shot at deer at 375 yards. You could put a baseball through the entrance wound and a softball through the exit. Busted both shoulder blades.
We have all of the load information with Velocity over 3,000 fps. Also have a chart we made for the scope that shows how high/low the bullet is hitting out to 450 yards.

We had a load for coyote’s using 65 Grain bullets that was extremely accurate.

www.dixiegunworx.com (still working on…)



Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the foreforont of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.