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West Coast Customs honored us by calling us to help with our second Cosmichrome project with them. Our first project was to completely re-do their famous Audi Tron tribute car after the competing product discolored within a few weeks and the supplier declined to take responsibility for the problem. Having established our reputation with West Coast Customs and helping them out in a pinch they called us when they had another project for Cosmichrome.
This time it was for a project for the West Coast Customs Kid Rock Cadillac limo. We trained the expert painters at West Coast Customs how to use Cosmichrome with their new Master System Select™. The project went well and the gold tinted Cosmichrome looked great. West Coast Customs has used every spray chrome product on the market and Cosmichrome is the only product that worked as advertised and as instructed. We are honored that they trusted Cosmichrome to be a part of another of their incredible projects.
A special thanks to Don Pirre of Coatofchrome.com for helping out.
Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas is introducing their new fleet of Airbus helicopters featuring their new Cosmichrome spray on chrome paint scheme.
This helicopter spray chrome project was created by Air Methods and recently exhibited at the HAI Heli-Expo Show in Anaheim, CA. The aircraft features gold tinted Cosmichrome and regular chrome tinted Cosmichrome. Air Methods had tried several other spray chrome coatings before achieving amazing success with Cosmichrome. This is a an advanced spray chrome project that competing systems just couldn’t coat properly. They didn’t have the adequate intra coating adhesion and they just didn’t look good enough.
Eventually all Sundance Helicopters will be coated in Cosmichrome.
We’d like to thank Andretti Autosport for their recommendation!
ColorWare was founded on the idea that electronic devices could be more appealing than the standard colors offered by the original manufacturer. ColorWare products are creative and fashionable, giving their customers something unique that sets them apart from all the rest.
ColorWare is the only company in the world where you can create your own bespoke electronic device. The range of products spans from headphones to computers, portable PC’s, phones and gaming consoles. They are experts at coating and branding.
ColorWare rocked the headphone market in 2011 by collaborating with Beats and producing a limited edition Chrome Dr Dre Beats headphones. ColorWare also supplies the Cosmichrome spray chrome coating on Sennheiser microphones. These stunning microphones are highly regarded by the world’s most famous recording artists.
No company is more demanding of quality and performance than ColorWare and we are proud to be their spray chrome supplier for the past three years.
One of our customers was commissioned to spray chrome these very large Lady Gaga statues for her Artpop album introduction. The Cosmichrome was tinted to provide the gold and blue finishes. The Cosmichrome spray chrome was applied by Coat of Chrome.Coat of Chrome are experts at coating large objects. The amount of preparation and planning for this project was very challenging and had to be completed with a very tight deadline.This project was the result of a collaboration with sculptor Jeff Koons. Mr. Koons is one of the world’s leading modern artists. His work typically sells for millions of dollars.
Cosmichrome is the stunning chrome finish that one sees on the nose cones of all Andretti Autosport race cars. Cosmichrome replaced a competing product that wasn’t able to meet the rigorous environment of racing. Andretti Autosport needed a chrome product that would endure heat, sun, rain, and debris on their cars while flying around the race track at speeds over 200 mph.
The expert painters at Andretti Autosport spray the Cosmichrome coating themselves with their Cosmichrome system featuring our patented e-Gun™.
Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series. As the only INDYCAR team competing in all four steps of the Mazda Road to Indy driver development system, Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Firestone Indy Lights, the Pro Mazda Championship and in the USF2000 National Championship.
Based in Indianapolis, Ind. and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts four IZOD IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Firestone Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and 2007). As a brand, Andretti Autosport was born in November 2009 following the completion of a transaction between the former shareholders of Andretti Green Racing. Andretti and his former business partners announced in August 2009 their decision to split off their racing and promotions businesses into two separate companies.
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.
Perfect your skills under the guidance of our experts with our free training courses. We have courses
available at our Cleveland, Ohio location daily, free master classes at our Montreal, Canada facility, 2 training facilities are available in Finland and in several other countries. Haaga Vocational College and Tavastia Vocational College both offer Cosmichrome training as part of their surface treatment technology curriculum to their Finnish students. Students at both colleges can receive Cosmichrome training as part of their studies.
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Have you noticed the American Idol Cosmichrome microphones? Perhaps you thought they were electroplated. In fact, they are sprayed with Cosmichrome. Cosmichrome coated microphones appear on the hit TV regularly and have been used by the show for years. Several of our customers coat microphones for manufacturers and for the music acts themselves. The microphones can be tinted with our transparent dyes to produce custom chrome colors like gold or black.
Coating microphones and other musical equipment and instruments is a popular business for Cosmichrome users. Cosmichrome is the spray chrome of choice because it’s durable, looks exactly like real chrome plating, and won’t turn yellow over time. If you need to have parts coated, feel free to contact us for a referral to one of our expert Cosmichrome installers.
This patented technology is available for use only under license agreement.
Cosmichrome tolerates high temperatures.
350ºF is now the upper temperature limit. You can now bake the topcoat at high temperatures. There is no longer the 100ºF/40ºC top coat baking limit. Cosmichrome will not get foggy if over heated about 100ºF when the topcoat is wet. The maximum temperature is 300ºF. Flash off the topcoat for 20 minutes and then bake at higher temperatures for faster and more durable curing. Be careful your part does not melt. Parts that won’t tolerate high heat themselves will still melt.
Improved base coat filling, hiding and leveling.
As easy as our base coat has been to apply, it is even easier now. It hides substrate defects better. Less sanding and prep work is needed. Also it is even more reflective than before. S
Worry free 100% Reliable and Permanent Silver Adhesion to Base Coat.
As many of you already know, Cosmichrome has always had the best silver adhesion in the industry despite some of our competitors’ claims. With this new technology you will achieve perfect silver adhesion every time regardless of how long you dry the base coat. In fact, the only danger is under drying. The silver will adhere to the base coat even if the base coat has cross-linked and hardened. Let it dry a day, a week or even a month. It does not matter. Adhesion is perfect and permanent. Double activation uses our same A22 activator. No need to heat the Activator water unless it is cold.. Mix at room temp and it is ready in only 10 minutes. If the water is cold let it warm up to room temperature for an hour.
100% Reliably and Permanent Topcoat Adhesion to Silver.
Using an adhesion promoting clear coat, the topcoat adhesion is reliable under nearly any humidity conditions in the paint booth. As soon as all the water is blown off the part it is immediately coated with the adhesion promoter. The adhesion promoter is single component and does not contain isocyanates. No mixing. This coating takes about one hour to force dry with moving air. Heat is not necessary but can be used. It is then coated with the normal VU-13.
Excellent Thermal Shock.
Cosmichrome holds together during extreme and rapid temperature changes on substrates that have high coefficients of expansion such as urethane plastics. Go from the car wash to sub freezing temperatures with no problems.
Fast drying topcoat.
Does not turn yellow over time! All competing spray chrome are plagued with yellowing. Cosmichrome patented technology has eliminated this issue.
What this all means is that you will be able to produce a more durable finish that is much less sensitive to variations in the application. You will also be able to coat parts that are exposed to much higher temperatures than with competing products..
You will no longer have to worry about how long you baked the base coat and at what temperature. The dryer the better.
The base resistant to runs.
Meets or exceeds many if not most OEM paint standards.
Similar process to what we developed for LG’s production line but even more durable.
Reduces or eliminates many top coat reactions to contaminants.
Less sensitive to moisture and humidity during application and in the environment.
Weather and humidity will cause fewer problems during the application.
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Have you purchased a competing Spray On Chrome System?
Basecoat won’t lay out?
Poor success rate.?
1 in 10 parts come out okay?
Neglected to check for satisfied references?
Didn’t get samples or got pieces of tiles as samples?
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Dozens of companies have switched from competing spray chrome products to Cosmichrome™.
Are you tired of orange peel in your base coat?
Tired of burn marks around holes?
Tired of parts turning yellow in several months?
Silver fading away in a few months?
If you are disappointed with the results and durability of your competing system,
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The Cosmichrome work was done by Essex Customz of Grand Rapids, MI. The car is owned by Jake Moomey. It won the Chopped and Dropped award at the Good Guys Nationals Show in Columbus, Ohio this past summer. The bumpers, grill surround, tail light trim, window trim and wheels are all in Cosmichrome. The grill is traditional chrome plating.
Jake Moomey’s 1954 Chevy won the Best Chopped and Dropped award at the Good Guys Nationals in Columbus. Ohio in 2009.Jake has had other award winning cars and this one made the cover of World of Rods. It is also featured in the February 2010 issueof Street Rodder on page 60. The upper grill surround, bumpers, tail lights, and window trim are all Cosmichrome. The wheels are ingreen tinted Cosmichrome. The Cosmichrome was applied by Jake’s friend Jason Essex of Essex Customz in Grand Rapids, Michingan.