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The experts at Hydrochrome in California have made switched their spray chrome supplier to Cosmichrome. Since they switched to Cosmichrome, rejects are way down, production is up, and they have eliminated parts turning yellow. You can visit their website by clicking here Hydrochrome Home Page. Hydrochrome coats a range of different parts including large sculptures destined for casinos to automotive parts.
Take a look at some of their work below. They’ve even coated parts for a build on the Netflix Series, Car Masters in cooperation with Gotham Garage. If you need to improve your spray chrome business, talk to us about switching to Cosmichrome. You’ll be happy you did.
The fine folks at Avalon King wrote an unsolicited review of Cosmichrome. The article explains Cosmichrome in depth. It covers the invention of chrome electroplating and explains in detail the Cosmichrome process, its advantages, and its exclusive non-yellowing spray chrome process.
Off Axis Paint is a certified NASCAR helmet painter. They paint a considerable number of the helmets worn by NASCAR drivers. Off Axis Teamed up with Cosmichrome to offer chrome helmets to the drivers. We are proud they selected Cosmichrome as their spray chrome. Cosmichrome is the only spray chrome that can meet the demands of Off Axis Paint. The taping and cutting used to produce their designs would destroy competing spray chrome products. Those spray on chromes would just peel apart when the tape is removed. Cosmichrome won’t fail cutting and taping.
When you are spray a finish as smooth and reflective as Cosmichrome you need the finest paint guns to get a perfectly smooth finish. An inferior paint gun will produce a rough, orange peel finish in the chrome. You can’t hide orange peel in a finish that needs to be as smooth as chrome plating.
Using the right paint gun will make a remarkable difference in the quality of your final Cosmichrome finish. Remember, you are trying to simulate very smooth chrome electroplating. An inexpensive paint gun will not perform well enough to give the best results. You spent the money on the right Spray Chrome machine when you bought a Cosmichrome system. Get the right paint gun too.
We recommend the SATAjet 5000B HVLP with a 1.3mm tip. The digital model is shown below. A standard model is also available for a lower price. Please tell us which model you prefer.
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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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When the Hard Rock Casino needed dozens of chrome guitars, they contacted Cosmichrome. Cosmichrome allows you to apply a chrome like finish to nearly any object and guitars are perfect for it. Because Cosmichrome is sprayed on in a paint booth it can be applied to nearly anything you can paint. Commonly called spray chrome, Cosmichrome is the only finish of its kind guaranteed not to turn yellow from sun exposure. This project is for the Hard Rock Casino. They look incredible.
These guitars made of wood. They were coated by http://coatofchrome.com for installation at the Hard Rock Casino. Don Pirre at Coat of Chrome has more than 15 years of spray chrome expertise.
This beautiful helmet was designed by Joseph Roth from Revenant Paint. Alternative Chrome Creations applied the Cosmichrome finish for the substrate. Joseph then sprayed a custom paint finish over the Cosmichrome base.
This is a fine example of the amazing things our customers do with Cosmichrome. These results can’t be accomplished with any other spray chrome. The helmet doesn’t conduct electricity so electroplating is out of the question. It has to be sprayed and even more importantly, the tinting, masking, and 3D engraved appearance must be accomplished without discoloring or peeling. Cosmichrome has incredible intra-coating adhesion so it can be taped with masking tape for custom paint applications.
Cosmichrome is the only spray chrome trusted by West Coast Customs, Counting Cars ( Count’s Kustomz) and General Motors.
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A visit to West Coast Customs is always exciting. You never know which stars you might see there not to mention the stunning cars they create. Their shop has really grown over the years and their projects get more amazing. This year the Mitsubishi Motors 100th anniversary inspired a build replicating the first Mitsubishi car ever made. The challenge for Cosmichrome with this build was to simulate the original brass trim on the 1917 Model A Mitsubishi.
We made another trip to Burbank after the SEMA Show to help with a rare 1957 Cadillac featuring green tinted Cosmichrome trim. We also coated a guitar with the same color. While working on the 57 Cadillac we recoated a few trim parts for a new model Kia in copper tinted Cosmichrome. Copper and rose gold are the two most popular colors for Cosmichrome.
Watch West Coast Customs on the Velocity Channel. Netflix shows previous seasons. We are proud to have helped @WCC with many builds over the years.
Cosmichrome is the only spray on chrome that meets the standards of famous companies like West Coast Customs.
Cosmichrome is the only spray chrome guaranteed not to turn yellow in the sun. If you’d like to learn more about Cosmichrome contact us and we will send you information on how to get started spraying Cosmichrome in your shop.