Automotive Coatings Price Sheet

Prices assume disassembled, clean “standard” parts in good condition. Used parts can be coated, but a cleaning or stripping charge may apply.
Do not send assembled or dirty parts.

Swain Tech Coatings Order Sheet (Word doc)
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Pistons – Standard Size Non-Diesel Pistons

*TBC on Top and PC-9 on Skirt* $40.00 each
Gold Coat on Top and PC-9 on Skir $52.50 each
Top Only with TBC $26.50 each
Top Only with Gold Coat $42.50 each
Skirt Only with PC-9 $22.00 each
*Recommended for most pistons.  
PC-9 to Tighten Piston to Wall Clearances Up to .004″
Heavy Skirt Build up with PC-9 $26.00 each
TBC on dome and Heavy PC-9 $46.00 each

Only consider heavy PC-9 to tighten excessive clearance. Exact sizes cannot be held. Customer must hand polish heavy PC-9 to hold size and control thickness.

Diesel: See diesel section for diesel piston coating prices

STEALTH COATis a coating that will allow parts to remain “stock appearing” after coating. Our TBC can be applied in STEALTH form to piston tops and valve faces. Add 10% to standard prices when asking for STEALTH.


Cylinder HeadsTBC™ Thermal Barrier Coating in Combustion Chambers and on Valve Faces

10 Cylinder (pair) $385.00 pair
8 Cylinder (pair) $290.00 pair
6 Cylinder (pair or inline) $230.00
4 Cylinder Inline $200.00 each
3 Cylinder Head $125.00 each
2 Cylinder Head $80.00 each
Single Cylinder (Liquid or Air Cooled) $42.50 each
Single Exhaust Ports (when coating chambers) $12.00 each
2 into 1 Exhaust Ports (when coating chambers) $18.00 each
Flow Coating for Intake Ports  
Single Intake Ports (when coating chambers) $25.00 each
2 into 1 Intake Ports (when coating chambers) $28.00 each

Valve and Valve Train Components  

Face and Radius Side (TBC) $14.00 each
Face Only (TBC) $10.00 each
Radius Side Only (TBC) $10.00 each
Stem (PPM Low Friction) $8.00 each
Valve Springs (Set of 16 PPM Low Friction). $125.00 set
Pair of Valve Springs PPM Low Friction $8.00 each
Solid Cam Follower PPM Low Friction $126.00 set

Engine Bottom End Components  

Bearings PPM Single, Rod, Main or Cam $8.00 each
Bearings PPM 8 cyl rod; 4, 6, or 8 cyl. Main $41.50 set
Bearings PPM 6 Cylinder Rod $35.50 set
Bearings PPM 4 Cylinder Rod $28.50 set
Crank Shaft Oil Shedding $170.00 each
Connecting Rods Oil Shedding. $25.00 each
8 Cylinder Oil Pump Low Friction $55.00 each

Intake Manifolds  

Bottom TBC Ceramic $225 approx.
Top TBC Ceramic $225 approx.
Top and Bottom TBC Ceramic $170 – 300
Top BBE Heat Radiating Coating $95 – 175
Inside Runners Flow Coating $200
Inside Runners TBC Ceramic $200

Brake Components  

Calipers TBC inside, BBE Outside $140.00 each
*BBE cannot be applied to Powder Coated Parts  
Pads TBC Ceramic on Pad Back $15.00 each
Extra Pistons TBC Ceramic $18.00 each

Miscellaneous Parts for Special Power Coatings  

Rotary Rotor faces for TBC Ceramic $150.00 each
Rotary Rotor Gears, PPM Low Friction $75.00 each
Transmission Gears PPM Low Friction $5 – 25 each
Transmission Shafts PPM Low Friction $8 – 30 each
Ring and Pinion set PPM Low Friction $80.00 set
Intercoolers BBE Heat Radiating $225 est.
Water and Oil Coolers BBE Heat Radiating Based on Processing Time

White Lightning (TBC-EX) Exhaust Coating

Due to the tremendous variations of part configuration, coating prices are estimates only. Exact pricing is based on the actual processing of each specific part. Used parts can be coated. Stripping paint, rust or a previous coating may require an additional charge. Headers with separate primaries (not held together with a flange) or with separate collectors will cost significantly more than the estimates below.

Nobody can get a coating to permanently bond all the way through an exhaust tube unless it is very short and open from both sides. We do not coat the inside of turbo parts so be sure to let us know if you are sending turbo parts so we can mask them properly. Naturally aspirated pipes may be coated on the inside if it looks like the coating will not interfere with the mounting of the pipe to the head or the mating part. If you have any specific masking requirements, be certain to let us know where you want the part to be masked so we know what you are looking for.

*Due to the tremendous variations of part configuration, coating prices are estimates only. Exact pricing is based on the actual processing of each specific part. Used parts can be coated. Stripping paint, rust or a previous coating may require an additional charge.  

10-Cylinder Header $350 – 500
8-Cylinder Header $350 approx.
6-Cylinder Header $275 approx.
4-Cylinder Header $250 approx.
Subaru Flat Header $225 approx.
Header estimate for header only. Separate collectors or other separate tubing is priced separately from the header.  
Cast Iron Manifold (4, 6 or 8 cyl.) $150 – 235
Turbo Charger Housing $90 – 125
O2 Housing $50 – $100
Pipes, Down Pipe, Crossover, Collector, etc. $40/foot approx.

Glossary of Power Coatings

TBC™ - A ceramic Thermal Barrier Coating for engine parts. Applied about .002” thick.

Gold Coat™ – This Ceramic Thermal Barrier designed specifically for pistons in extreme environments such as nitrous, turbo, and superchargers. About .003” thick.

White Lightning (TBC-EX) – A ceramic thermal barrier primarily used on the outside of exhaust parts. Applied approximately .015” thick.

PC-9™ - Extremely durable lubricating coating for piston skirts, gears and other parts. About .0008” thick when applied to piston skirts. Can be used to tighten clearance by adding up to .004” on some piston skirts.

Poly Moly™ – Lubricating coating for low rpm motors such as diesel piston skirts. About .0008” thick when applied to skirts.

Peko Poly Moly™ (PPM) – High load, thin, low friction coating.

BBE™ – Heat radiating coating to dissipate heat.

Flow Coat™ – Non-wetable, low friction coating.