Ceramic Coating FAQ
Ceramic coating is a high performance coating used to create a thermal barrier. It is primarily used for exhaust headers, manifolds, turbo housings and other parts exposed to high heat environments. Ceramic coatings are primarily designed for both metal substrates.
- Withstands extreme temperatures (1200°) without discoloring
- Provides superior protection against corrosive environments and thermal shock
- Increases engine performance due to thermal protection
- Lowers overall engine compartment temperature
- Increases durability and longevity of components
- Decreases the cooling time
- Available in a variety of finishes and colors
Ceramic is generally applied at a thickness of 0.5 to 1.0 mils.
Any metal that may be subjected to extreme temperatures while it’s in use.
Color selection for ceramics is more limited than those available in powder. However, numerous blacks, silvers, golds and a limited selection of bright colors are available. Finishes are typically metallic or solid colors with a satin or matte sheen.
Unfortunately there are just too many variables that cause the colors to look differently on a computer screen compared to the chip sample. We therefore ask that you visit us to see our color selection in person.
We prefer not to give telephone estimates. The condition of the item and the choice of a particular ceramic coating will influence the cost. After seeing your item and selecting a coating we will provide you a written estimate. Telephone quotes are subject to change once the items are evaluated at our location.
Absolutely! We specialize in small batch ceramic coating.
We ask that you wash and degrease your parts as much as possible and that all bearings, seals, gaskets, and rubber components be removed before you drop them off. Additional prep costs will be applied for excessively dirty and greasy parts
Yes. We use a series of silicone caps and plugs for masking threads and several styles of special high temp masking material for mating surfaces or close tolerance areas.
High temp powder is a silicon based powder designed to withstand 1000° F. We prefer to use ceramic coatings on parts that are exposed to a high heat environment. Ceramics can withstand higher temperatures and tend to provide better adhesion than high temp powders.