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These restored antique luxury razors are all electroplated with our cyanide-free plating chemicals. Chris Spencer has switched to our TiveNi-Mirror nickel plating solution after many years in the the plating and restoration business. TivaNi-Mirror is brighter than any nickel he has ever used.
These Razors are finished in non cyanide TivaGlo-Free™ Rose Gold Plating Solution and TivaSilva-Free™ non cyanide silver plating solution. The results are stunning.
We thank Chris for sharing his great results. You can see more of his work at https://backroadsgold.com
Cosmichrome is the only spray chrome that allows you to safely and easily remove the spray chrome metal without harming the base coat. If you notice a defect in your plating you can just remove the silver with bleach, then re-spray the Cosmichrome! No need to sand and re-apply the base coat!
Touching the base coat of competing spray chrome products is forbidden. Touching the base coat ruins their base coat finish and it will have to be sanded and re-applied. This drawback can add days to your project, sanding and waiting for base coat to dry. Cosmichrome allows you to simply remove the metal layer and re-spray the metal. This is a major technical advancement in spray chrome. Everyone makes a mistake once in a while.
Achieving a perfect chrome spray plating is easy when you remain aware of all the parameters that can have an impact on the results. Like all professional paint projects, these parameters range from temperature, humidity, dust, fingerprints, and so on. Thankfully, there is a way to salvage your part without having to sand your part and re-apply the base coat! Bleaching the base coat to re-plate a part is easy to do with Cosmichrome BCL base coat.
BLEACH THE PART!
*NOTE: This process can only be done if the Topcoat has not yet been applied to the part.*
The part that needs re-plating will need the plating to first be removed.
We begin this process by saturating our soft blue shop towels into the cup of bleach. After it is well saturated, gently rub the bleach into the part. The chrome should begin to quickly dissolve and reveal the Basecoat underneath. Continue to rub and wipe away the plating until all the plating is removed. Re-soak your shop towel in bleach and remove any residual plating residue. Grab a new shop towel, soak in bleach and wipe down the piece as a final rundown. Now rinse your part very thoroughly with distilled water to remove any leftover bleach. Be aware that any leftover bleach will oxidize the metal and make the product look yellow! So rinse very well!
Now that the old plating is gone, we can prepare the part for re-plating.
Apply Cosmichrome Base Coat Cleaner to the part to clean the base coat for re-plating. Gently rub in the Basecoat Cleaner into the part. Be careful to not apply too much pressure. Now, rinse away Basecoat Cleaner with distilled water.
Now re-flame the part to prepare it for re-plating. After that, apply the A22 Activator solution. This activates the Basecoat for plating adhesion. Rinse again with distilled water, getting rid of any excess A22.
Time for re-plating.
Apply G4 & G5 plating solutions. Rinse with distilled water.
Congratulations! You have successfully re-plated a part!
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Check out our new Cosmichrome Mini System PRO™. A precise, dependable and inexpensive spray chrome machine for plating parts on a smaller scale.
The Mini System Pro uses separate guns for each step. The Mini System Pro dual gun will provide a precise 50/50 balance of the G4 and G5 products for brilliant chrome plating. It is limited to small parts. If you need to plate larger parts bigger than a hubcap you will need our Master System Pro™.
Our new Cosmichrome Base Coat Cleaner will be available in June. It’s the first and only spray chrome base coat cleaner on the market. It safely and thoroughly removes contaminants such as fingerprints and overspray from the base coat without having to reapply the base coat. It does not leave a residue and the silver can be plated without worries of contaminants. Most spray chrome base coats can’t be touched at all let alone cleaned if needed. Cosmichrome is tough! If you accidentally touch the base coat on one of your parts you can simply clean off the contaminants and proceed with the plating process!
Works much better than distilled water alone.
Cosmichrome base coat is the only spray chrome base coat that is tough enough to be cleaned if it is touched or contaminated. All competing base coat finishes are ruined if the base coat is touched. With Cosmichrome you don’t have to sand and start over. Just use our cleaner and then finish the process.
These are our standard color samples. You can blend them to make to make other colors such as copper for example. All the dye colors come in concentrates and are available individually as well as in a package.
Click on the colors to open a new window with close up photo of each color and the color name.
The latest update to the Cosmichrome base coat features a fantastic new feature. If someone accidentally touches the base coat you clean our spray chrome base coat with distilled water and a damp paper towel. Until now the part would dave to be sanded and sprayed with base coat again. It’s simple and easy.
If someone accidentally touches the base coat after it is dry you can clean off the fingerprints without any harm or damage to the final finish. All you have to do is wipe the fingerprints off with a soft paper towel that has been wet with distilled water. Then re-flame the base coat and proceed with plating as usual. This base coat is also extremely easy to apply and is very resistant to runs and drips. As usual the adhesion of the metal and top coat are exceptional.
This new feature solves one of the more demanding requirements of applying spray chrome coatings. Typically their base coats are very sensitive to accidental touches and other types of minor contamination. This would often lead to frustration when an curious coworker would decide to handle and inspect the parts being coated. Now one can just clean the fingerprints off rather than having to sand and reapply the base coat.
Additionally Cosmichrome base coat is still the only base coat that can’t be over dried. The dryer it is the better the adhesion of the metal and top coat. Other products are much more sensitive to over drying and loss of adhesion.
You can let our base coat dry all weekend or even all week and there will be no loss of metallic adhesion.
As always, Cosmichrome is the only spray chrome product guaranteed not to turn yellow. That is just one of the many reasons it is the spray chrome of General Motors, Andretti Autosport and West Coast Customs to name a few.
Rose gold is very fashionable at the moment. We manufacture rose gold for electroplating that is very popular with jewelers and some people are plating car emblems with our brush rose gold too. You can simulate rose gold using Cosmichrome to take advantage of the rose gold surge in popularity. This is a sample of rose gold colored Cosmichrome created in our Montreal office.
Call or email us for the easy to mix formula.
These chrome valve covers were spray chromed by our customer Sacramento Chrome and Paint https://sacchromepaint.net using our latest Cosmichrome base coat and top coat. They appear to be disappearing into the table or made of glass because the finish is so perfectly smooth and the color so accurate.
We have been able to significantly accelerate the drying of the top coat so your parts are ready to ship sooner.
The new base coat and top coat are in stock and ready to ship.
Spraying Chrome Top Coat Instructions – Cosmichrome. Our top coat is easy to apply. Sprays like normal automotive clear coat. Apply 2 medium wet coats. No champagne bubbles. Never turns yellow.
VU-15 Topcoat is a special blend that has been formulated just for the Cosmichrome application.
VU-15 is an acrylic urethane topcoat that will produce a harder finish as well as excellent adhesion.
Parts can be sanded after application if needed.
VU-15 is Excellent as a final clear coat for outdoor parts, DO NOT apply any other clear topcoats over VU-15 unless the VU-15 has dried for at least 2 days.
Excellent UV capabilities, better then most after-market clear topcoats on the market.
VU-15 has a richer gloss and feel once fully cured.
VU-15 applies wet and is very easy to lay down with no orange peel.
VU-15 TOPCOAT 100 Grams
V390 CATALYST 40 Grams
Mix and wait for 10 minutes before spraying.
Please note that the metalized part MUST be dry and free from any moisture and water, we suggest that you bake at low temperature 95º to 100ºF / 35 C for 45 to minutes before you spray the topcoat. Any moisture and humidity between the metal and the clearcoat can result in very small moisture bubbles in the topcoat.
Adjust the spray gun as follows
PSI 29-35 at the gun handle, (2 bars)
Wide open fan
Needle valve open 1 turn.
(Please note that needle valve setting will vary with the object size)
Spray the metalized piece with one wet film in a criss-cross pattern to achieve an even thickness. Its better to apply less material on the first coat than too much.
Apply the second coat after 10 min have expired, leaving the part with a nice uniform wet shine and even color.
If you desire to spray a third coat you can do so after 10 min between coats.
Once satisfied with your application, allow the topcoat to stand for 30 min before introducing a bake cycle. Do not bake above 105º F. After the part dries a few days higher temperatures are fine.
BAKING VU-15 TOPCOAT
Baking the topcoat will accelerate the total hardness.
Allow top coated parts to baked for at least 1 hour at 100º F 40º C.
Don’t be alarmed if your bake 1 hour is complete and the parts are still soft, this is normal, once cooled down you will have less tackiness if not any at all.
Natural air dry for VU-15 topcoat
Once you have applied the two coats of topcoat allow for air circulation to be present in the environment for 30 min. Let the part stand for 2 to 3 hours to dry for light handling.
Do not use the sun to acelerate drying.
Please note that if you apply more than 3 coats of topcoat, allow more dry time before handling parts shipping or installing.