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These rusted parts from a 57 Pontiac would normally have had to have been discarded. What started out as junk turned into a fabulous chrome bumper restoration project. Cosmichrome allowed them to be restored to their original beauty. The parts had to be restored as one would do for normal paint. The rust had to be removed, body filler applied, and then a catalyzed primer over the finished body filler. The primer should then be sanded to 1000-1200 grit to get it smooth for the Cosmichrome base coat. Then the normal Cosmichrome process is done to the parts.
“Here are some pics of probably the worst parts we have had come thru the door to date. I attached some before pics and then some after pics of them mounted to the freshly chrome plated bumper on a 57 Pontiac. It’s great to know that by using the Cosmichrome system we are able to save parts that in the past we would have had to throw in the scrap pile. Keep up the GREAT work. Talk to ya soon………..Larry & JR”
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.
Momo converted this Morgan 3 Wheeler to left hand drive and commissioned Insane Paint to coat it in Cosmichrome with blue transparent accents. You will be able to see Momo’s Chrome Morgan 3 Wheeler at the Los Angeles Car Show.
Insane Paint is famous for their incredible work coating the 50 ft tall Lombardi Trophy that is installed in Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Wisconsin. Home of the Green Bay Packers NFL team. Record Breaking Spray Chrome Project
It looks amazing. Cheap chrome systems can’t do this kind of show quality spray chrome plating.
Insane Paint also buffed and polished the base coat for an even more beautiful and flawless finish.
This record breaking spray chrome project could only have been accomplished with Cosmichrome. It’s a 50 ft tall replica of the NFL Lombardi Trophy. It’s installed in the atrium of Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers.
An exhaustive and thorough search by the project director led him to the decision to use Cosmichrome. Samples were requested from all the various spray chrome suppliers and none of the samples but Cosmichrome met their standards for beauty, durability and the ability to even begin to accomplish this amazing project. The project was completed by Danny Gokey of Insane Paint. They created a really amazing video of their teamwork and you can enjoy it here.
The project took several months to complete and the finished Lombardi statue is installed is seen by thousands of fans during home games.
If you are looking for how to apply a chrome finish to a 3D print your answer is here. Cosmichrome is ideal for applying simulated gold, chrome, copper and nickel finishes to 3D prints. The finish is applied in a paint booth. Most 3D model shops already have paint facilities so Cosmichrome is a logical addition to 3D part production. In this example the skulls are SLAs. I believe they were made in an Objet brand printer but I am not certain. They had a waxy residue from the setup material that I cleaned off with a toothbrush and alcohol. I mounted the prints to dowels using hot glue. Then I applied an Epoxy primer because I wasn’t certain how well I had removed the residue. Unfortunately the primer never hardened so I removed it with lacquer thinner and got fresh epoxy primer from the local paint store. I then let the primed part and let it dry over night at room temperature.
Then I applied Cosmichrome base coat. I applied three layers to be sure I got good coverage down in the low spots in all the detail on the model. I let the base coat dry over night at room temperature. The base coat can also be baked to speed up the drying process but on delicate 3D prints heat can distort the shape of the part so room temperature drying is the safest choice. After the base coat was completely dried I flame (plasma) treated the base coat then proceeded to the plating process you can watch in the video below.
I let the part air dry in front of a fan for about twenty minutes and then applied the top coat. Here is the final result.
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.
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We are frequently asked if it is possible to create a hydrographics over chrome using Cosmichrome. We have several customers that do this and achieve incredible results. The following example was provided by our customer St. Louis Chrome. After he applied the complete Cosmichrome finish he used hydrographics or water transfer printing to place this pattern over the Cosmichrome chrome finish. We think the results are stunning.
GM has been using Cosmichrome spray on chrome for nearly ten years. This stunning new Cadillac Elmiraj concept car features Cosmichrome trim, wheels and a new grill design with color tinted Cosmichrome. Jay Leno really appreciates the new grill. The Elmiraj is a large coupe. It is a rather remarkable concept car because it is really close to how a final production model might appear. We are proud to be the spray chrome supplier to General Motors.