What is ceramic coating? Simply put, ceramic coating is a protective finish that is specifically designed to be applied to metals that are exposed to high temperatures. The coating acts as an insulation barrier between metal parts and excessive heat, corrosive gasses, road salts and chemicals. The coating prevents thermal fatigue, rust, oxidation, and heat build up, which weakens and often ruins metal components.
Your engine compartment gets hot. Most road-going engines operate somewhere around 200 degrees. Performance engines can reach temperatures well above that. By ceramic coating high temperature engine parts, you help reduce the overall temperature of your engine bay. This reduction of heat not only helps your engine run better, it reduces the costs accrued from replacing parts damaged by heat like spark plug wires and plastic housings.
Most commonly, you see ceramic coatings on exhaust headers, high performance brakes, turbos and other various engine parts. This is in large part due to the coating’s ability to reduce the overall temperature gain which causes thermal cycling. Thermal cycling is when metal cycles through two temperature extremes. The cycling of temperatures cause the metal to fatigue and crack.
Depending on your application, we will choose the proper ceramic coating for your application. Ceramic coatings can protect up to 2500 degrees.