View Full Version : DIY Ceramic high temp coatings?

06-09-2006, 01:54 AM
Looking for such a thing and found this http://www.caswellplating.com/powder/ceramics.html
Only thing is the max temperature is too low. Anyone know of a similar product with a higher temp resistance?

n/m found this: http://www.techlinecoatings.com/Exhaust.htm#Coverage

06-09-2006, 11:46 AM
Looks interesting, but i didnt see any pricing. Its a good idea though. The one has a max temp of 2K u sure thats not enough?

06-09-2006, 12:33 PM
2K should be enough. On my SR I rarely see EGT's over 800 celcius (1472F), the most that I ever saw was 900C,(1652F).

06-09-2006, 01:08 PM
12oz can costs $50. It should be enough for my RB25 manifold, turbine housing. The 4oz costs $20 and may be enough for a SR or KA-T manifold.

06-09-2006, 03:05 PM
I used the techline black satin coating on my KA manifold, similar in size to a Full Race, and it didn't last. I did every step the instructions suggested to a T and it still flaked off after only a month or two. I contacted the tech support and they said it was because the metal still had oil in it, and if I could, bake the manifold at around 800 for a couple hours to get all the oil out, re-sand blast and reapply. I have not had the manifold off the car yet to try it, but it did stick a little better on my down pipe.

I bought two 6oz cans, painted my manifold, exhaust housing, and 24" long down pipe and didn't even finish the first can. They didn't have the 12oz can's when I bought it.

06-10-2006, 03:26 AM
For the price & weakness of DIY kits, you're better off sending it to Jet-Hot to get done right. They sandblast & prep it correctly & coat the inside & out. Although their Sterling (polished aluminum looking) finish isn't rated as high, I've been using it on an SS Autochrome manfold for 3 years & it still looks great. Costs about $120 for this!
Newly coated

After 3 years