Peacock Laboratories

Developed by our parent company, Peacock Laboratories, PChrome is a versatile line of silver spray solutions that has been made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1932. Peacock Laboratories was founded in 1930 by chemist William Peacock, Ph.D.

Dr. Peacock was interested in developing a silvering process for mirrors, which at the time were still handmade by craftsmen. With his development of the spray-on silvering process, mirrors were manufactured daily by the thousands, making them widely available and inexpensive.

About PChrome

PChrome is one of several product lines developed by Peacock Laboratories. It uses the silver spraying technique that was developed by Dr. Peacock in the 1930s. With it, PChrome can be used to create the same mirror-like, high-gleam finish that chrome has. It is highly versatile, and it can be used in auto/motorcycle shops, artist studios or in manufacturing to give a chrome finish to many different surfaces.

Unlike traditional chroming, the application of our PChrome spray-on chrome does not require the use of the potentially toxic and hazardous acid baths required by traditional chrome plating. We pride ourselves in being able to provide our customers with a highly durable product that gives them the look and feel they want while also having a substantially smaller environmental impact and fewer health concerns.

PChrome can be used on many different types of substrates, including metal, glass, plastic, ceramic and others. This is because we have also developed specialized sensitizers that prime these non-metallic surfaces so that our PChrome spray-on chrome will bind well to them.

Our PChrome spray can be applied using our double-nozzle silver spray gun. These guns provide the even and almost instantaneous spray applications our customers love. The application process is easy, requiring just a few simple applications that can be completed directly at your site.

PChrome is an excellent choice for artists, motorcycle shops, auto body shops, automotive restorers, hobbyists, remote control enthusiasts, craftspeople and anyone else who wants the look of chrome. Our product is substantially less expensive than traditional plating, yet it still gives the same high-gleam finish, feel and look for about 25 percent of the cost.

We offer PChrome spray chrome kits that include everything you need to get started, including the double-nozzle silver sprayer, the necessary chemicals and step-by-step instructions. Located in Philadelphia, we are open from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have questions, we invite you to call us. You can also order what you need on our website.