Automotive Coatings Price Sheet
Prices assume disassembled, clean “standard” parts in good condition. Do not send assembled or dirty parts.
Pistons – Standard Size Non-Diesel Pistons
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. Buying the proper sized piston is the best way to obtain the correct clearance. Using a coating to help with clearance can be a short term way to extend piston life for rare pistons.
Diesel: See diesel section for diesel piston coating prices
STEALTH COAT™ is 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 Heads – TBC™ Thermal Barrier Coating in Combustion Chambers and on Valve Faces
Valve and Valve Train Components
Engine Bottom End Components
Miscellaneous Parts for Special Power Coatings
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.
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) – This thermal barrier is primarily used on the outside of exhaust parts. White Lightning is a true thermal barrier not an appearance improving coating. It is common to see mar or scratch marks in normal shipping and handling. The coating can discolor when in use. It is possible to see bead or spike like formations appear on the surface of the coating. There are even times it is possible to see a fracture which could lead to peeling. In almost every situation where the base metal expands enough to reveal a fracture in the coating it tends to be the outermost layer of coating with several thousandths of good insulating material remaining. If the performance of the exhaust coating is the primary purpose of the coating White Lightning is good to consider. When the appearance is important White Lightning is not a good choice.
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.