CERAMIC COATINGS (TBC's)
Ceramic coatings or sometimes known as Thermal Barrier Coatings are a very tough, heat resistant coating specifically designed for high temperature parts.
Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) are ceramic materials which are widely used on modern aero engines. They can be applied to vehicle exhausts, turbocharger casings, heat shields and other vehicle components to reduce heat transfer and improve vehicle performance. Heat soak from hot exhaust systems transfers into other vehicle components causing reduced performance or damage. TBCs are used in motorsport and on high-performance vehicles to reduce this effect. The TBC's give two benefits: Keeping the heat in the exhaust system reduces under bonnet temperatures. TBC's also keeps the heat energy in the exhaust gas which improves the thermodynamic performance of the turbocharger. Both effects enable more power to be produced and improve reliability.
Our ceramic coatings are a solid coating thus you'll get no rust or flaking of any kind.
What about Colours?
We use three main colours although more colours are available but these do not have the same heat tolerance and our Satin Black, Silver or Titanium colours. These withstand over 1800 degrees c! Other example colours are red, gold, blue and even a green!
Application? How do we do it?
The exhaust and or manifold must be cleaned to what is known as "Swedish" stand, thats as clean as possible. We obtain this via soft media blasting and a degreasing process.
Shot Blasting- The standard of surface cleanliness required is as Swedish Standard SA3. Surfaces not being treated are masked before blasting.
Application - this is the detailed bit. an even coat of ceramoc is applied to about 90 / 100 micron. Once applied it is touch dry in about 3 hours. It is important however to note that the item cannot be used for 72 hours after coating as the ceramic goes through its natural curing process.
How Long Does It Take? - That depends on the exhaust / manifold condition. Preperation is absolutely key to this process so we don't rush but typically for a 4 cylinder manifold we are able to do a same day turnaround.
Car Exhausts & Manifolds TB Coated
How much does it cost?
It's always best to speak to us in this regard as each job is so different. Please call Andy to discuss your requirements on either 01630 638200 or 07426 193224 or drop us a line on the contact form below.