Posts filed under: Cosmichrome Tech Tip

The better you can care for your chemicals, the longer you can preserve them! If you aren’t using Cosmichrome products on a regular basis, these tips can help to extend the shelf life of your water-based and solvent-based chemicals for...
For an ideal chrome plating experience, and to ensure that you do not waste more product than is necessary, it is imperative that you protect your products from colder temperatures for the spray chrome process. Learn a few helpful tips...
The Cosmichrome Basecoat Cleaner (BCNR) is a specially formulated degreaser that is compatible with the Cosmichrome plating process. Although it was formulated to clean Basecoat without harming the Cosmichrome plating process, it can also be used as a regular degreaser...
PROCEDURE: SAND – 1000 GRIT SEAL WITH A WOOD SEALER APPLY EPOXY SAND APPLY BASECOAT PLASMA TREATMENT PLATING STEPS TOPCOAT Cosmichrome can be applied to ANY surface material. That said, certain materials need to be prepared accordingly before the Cosmichrome Basecoat can be...
TECH TIP 17   Cosmichrome has two different Topcoats that are used after the plating process; the Topcoat CHROME and Topcoat CLEAR. TOPCOAT CHROME and TOPCOAT CLEAR can be used directly on the plated metal surface. Both Topcoats use the...
The 10-micron filter will become dirty over time, and it is a good idea to either clean it out or simply replace it with a new one when it’s time. In this Tech Tip, we show you how to do...
When it comes to YOUR BUSINESS, you want to make sure to cut down on costs and amp up on sales! It’s the way of the world. That’s why we added this handy feature on our Pro chroming machines –...
The final Set of Cosmichrome Golden rules are here, friends! We’ve been very pleased to have been able to make these for you, and we’re looking forward to seeing all the great work you’ll be making with your machines! Here...
Spray chrome isn’t a regular paint and it takes some practice at the beginning to properly understand how to achieve perfect results. When our customers first start using Cosmichrome they may have some imperfections in their final results, and at...
Spray chrome it is not a regular paint and it takes some practice at the beginning to properly understand how to achieve perfect results. When our customers first start using Cosmichrome they may have some imperfections in their final results,...
For many parts that you want to chrome, there needs to be a division from what gets plated and what does not. This is done by masking your part. The tape you choose to do this with can play a...
Achieving a perfect chrome spray plating is easy when you remain aware of all the parameters that can have an impact on the results. These parameters are many and range from temperature levels, humidity, dust, fingerprints, improper plasma treatment, and...
Here at Cosmichrome we love to share images from our Cosmichrome spray chrome applicators. We know that the quality of the images they post can really have an impact on the visibility and growth their companies can achieve. As a...
The cup test is a key test to help you identify if your Cosmichrome® Select e-Gun™ is spraying accurately during the plating step. To achieve a high-quality finish, your Select e-Gun™ should be spraying equal parts of G4 and G5...
Learning how to properly prepare a substrate is key to achieve best possible results using the Cosmichrome® finish. Any imperfections on the substrate, if not corrected, will appear even more evident once the metal is applied over the Cosmichrome® Basecoat....
Learning how to do a glass test can be a helpful technique for troubleshooting. It helps determine if your chemicals and machine are operating properly. If the Cosmichrome finish on glass is good then it will be good on the basecoat provided...
Testing Distilled Water for Purity Learn how to test the quality of your distilled water with a TDS meter. Ensure that your water is pure enough for the Cosmichrome plating process. TOPICS ADDRESSED: Testing distilled water purity How to use...
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