FAQ / Things To Know

Everything You Should Know Before Starting To Use Cosmichrome System

HOW IS COSMICHROME DIFFERENT FROM OTHER “SPRAY ON CHROME” PRODUCTS?

There are several important differences, but most significant is that Cosmichrome is the only product of its kind that is guaranteed not to turn yellow from the sun. Cosmichrome can also tolerate higher temperatures. Cosmichrome basecoat cannot be over dried. In fact, the drier our basecoat, the better.The equipment is by far the most advanced option on the market. With our patented e-Gun, simply pressing a button you can easily apply all the necessary chemicals. For all these reasons, we have established long-term customer references and excellent reputation.

WHAT ELSE WILL I NEED TO GET STARTED?

In order to start using the Cosmichrome system you will need:
– a ventilated paint booth (structure keeping dust and other contaminants out of painting area),
– a compressor (you need clean compressed air to efficiently operate the Cosmichrome machines),
– an air dryer system (to prevent air moisture and contamination).

 

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DO I NEED TO INSTALL A FILTRATION WATER SYSTEM?

That is your choice. We recommend purchasing pure clean distilled water from a reputable water supplier to run Cosmichrome systems.

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PAINT?

No. Having knowledge on how to paint is definitely advantageous but it is not a prerequisite to getting started with the Cosmichrome systems. Our training can help you gain basic knowledge to build on.

DO I NEED AN OVEN?

No. All the Cosmichrome products can dry at room temperature. Having an oven however, would greatly decrease waiting times and accelerate the process.

WHY PLASMA/FLAME TREATMENT IS SO IMPORTANT?

The plasma/flame treatment alters the superficial density of the substrate’s surface in preparation to receive the plating solutions. This treatment assures excellent adhesion and for this reason, Cosmichrome can be used on various surfaces and fields.

WHAT KIND OF PAINT GUNS ARE RECOMMENDED?

We recommend the SATA Jet 4000 HVLP and above. Nozzle tip 1.3.

CAN I USE ANY OF MY OWN PAINTS?

No. All of our paints are specifically formulated to bond and react chemically. If you choose to replace our topcoat with a different brand it will quickly react and turn yellow within three weeks regardless of how much UV protection it may have.You may apply another brand of topcoat as an additional coating over the Cosmichrome topcoat after it has dried for at least one day.

CAN I BUFF THE COSMICHROME TOPCOAT?

Yes. You can treat the Cosmichrome topcoat as you would treat any other automobile topcoat. Sanding, cutting, buffing are all possible.

HOW DURABLE IS THE FINISH?

It is the final clear coat that seals and protects the finish. For this reason, the durability is dependent on the final topcoat applied over the surface.

WHAT ABOUT THE COSMICHROME WASTE?

In general, the waste from the Cosmichrome process should be recycled as it contains silver, a precious metal. However, we recommend that you follow local regulations regarding disposal of the Cosmichrome waste.