Hydro Monkeys

Hydrographics and custom paint specialists based in Sunderland, UK.
Let us help you give that truly custom look to your car/bike, or almost anything else!


Hydro Monkeys Ltd used to be called Bus Monkeys Ltd., a small company run by twin brothers Ian and Peter Collinson. Their original main line of business was the restoration of classic 60’s and 70’s VW Buses or Campers or whatever you choose to call them, along with other cars like the iconic Beetle, Carmen Ghia, and more recently, Frogeye sprites. We got into hydrographics mainly as a side-line for no better reason than they thought it looked pretty cool and wanted to have a go and they planned for it to be a fun extra source of business and revenue.


You know what they say about best-laid plans – and it was the same here – in next to no time, the Hydrographic Dipping was overtaking the vehicle restorations, and then they decided that they didn’t want to settle for the films already available, we wanted to do more – and this led us to start developing our own films, and Stickerbomb was born (well reborn as a Hydrographics film anyway). Scroll forward a year or so and we now have over 18 custom films in a wide variety of designs, and we have no plans to stop there – our goal is to produce, on average, a new film every month or so – to keep it fresh and unique and to keep pushing those limits.
The film sales and distribution (we have distributors in the USA, Canada, and Australia) is now the main part of the business, although we still do the occasional bus or car, and are constantly dipping items for a wide range of customers.


We have lots of plans for the future, not limited to a range of seriously cool custom paints, even more custom films, and to get our existing portfolio of work even further out there – we set up distributors all over the world so that our customers can get our products without having to pay huge shipping costs and that’s the way we’re going to keep moving forward. Customer first – after all, without you guys, we wouldn’t have a business at all, and we’ll NEVER forget that!
We are still a relatively small company, but we’re growing almost daily and will continue to do so as long as you guys support us.


Here at Hydro Monkeys we pride ourselves on giving the customer
the best quality we can, whether it is a custom dip or through to making a payment online,
That is why we have installed SSL Security Certificate.
We are always adding bits and pieces to improve our store and service and today is no different.
We have added SSL Security to our store and site to give you even more protection during your orders.
All of our PayPal and Credit/Debit card transactions were already protected as they were processed outside of our site (and they will continue to be) so there’s never been a security risk to your financial information.
The only thing that is changing is that now everything, from the products you view to the pages you read are also now secure.
It might seem a little excessive but we value our customers and would rather do too much to protect them than not enough.


We are pleased to announce the arrival of the new Hydro Monkeys Android App.
You can now access your favourite hydrographics supplier direct from your android phone or tablet.
Our site statistics show nearly 40% of visitors are on Android so hopefully this’ll be a welcome addition.
You can get the app at:
App Store: HydroMonkeys


Hydro Monkeys Ltd
Unit D, The Parade
Tyne & Wear
SR2 8NT,
Tel: 0191 4470 689

Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 12.00pm

Website: www.hydromonkeys.com
Facebook: facebook.com/hydromonkeys
Instagram: instagram.com/hydromonkeys


Couple of quick links for your convenience – access our new android app here.
or by scanning this QR code…