MiccroStop - available at CDI in Buffalo, NY

A General-Purpose Stop-Off Lacquer for most Plating Cycles.

A Durable Stop-Off Lacquer for Precious Metal Plating.

MiccroStop is suitable for use in the following cycles:

  • High-Speed Copper Tin.
  • Chrome (Decorative) Zinc.
  • Phosphate Coatings Gold.
  • Alloy Coatings Silver.
  • Heavy Deposit Industrial Chrome.
  • Nickel, Cadmium, Gold on Silver, Silver on Gold.


  • Color: Transparent Red
  • Viscosity: 32-37 seconds #2 Zahn
  • Coverage Rate: Approximately 500 square feet (46 m2) per gallon, 1.0 mil dry film.
  • Weight per Gallon: 7.50 pounds / gallon
  • Flashpoint: 24° F. TCC
  • MiccroStop is available in: 1, 5, and 55 gallon containers.

Application Procedure

  1. Chemically and / or mechanically clean the area of the part to be masked. The area to be masked must be free of all dirt, grease, oil or other contaminants. Cleaning is the most critical aspect of the masking procedure.
  2. Apply MiccroStop to the area to be masked by dipping, brushing, or spraying. Appropriate dilution of MiccroStop is required for spraying. For reducing MiccroStop, use MiccroStop Reducer only.
  3. Apply a minimum of two successive coats of MiccroStop to the area to be masked, allowing a minimum of 30 minutes air-dry time between coats and overnight air-dry time after final coat before introduction into solution. Faster drying of MiccroStop can be accomplished by force drying for 15 minutes in an oven not exceeding 140° F, or over a hot plate not exceeding 140° F. Drying time will vary according to relative humidity. NOTE: Make sure MiccroStop has lost all solvent odor before force drying or applying additional coats.
  4. For extra long cycles, 3 coats are recommended.
  5. MICCROSTOP can be removed using MiccroStop Reducer or MiccroStrip A

MiccroStop instruction sheet:

The information supplied above is offered as a service to our customers, and does not relieve the customer from their responsibility to determine the suitability of a particular chemical to their specific purpose. Actual product specifications may vary slightly. Please contact CDI for information prior to purchase.