Diesel 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)
Swain Tech Coatings Order Sheet (pdf)

Diesel Engine Components

Bearings PPM Low Friction $12.75 pair
6 Cylinder Exhaust Manifold White Lightning (TBC-EX) $300 approx.
Combustion Chambers TBC 6 Cyl. $500 approx.

Large Truck Pistons 4.00” and Over, Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit, Mack or Others

TBC on Dome and PM on Skirt $60.00 each
Gold Coat on Dome and PM on Skirt $70.00 each
Gold Coat on Dome and PC-9 on Skirt $78.00 each
2 Part Piston TBC and PM $70.00 each
TBC Only (2 or 1 Piece Pistons) $48.00 each
Gold Coat Only (2 or 1 Piece Pistons) $58.25 each
Skirt Only PM (2 or 1 Piece Piston) $28.00 each
Skirt Only PC-9 (2 or 1 Piece Piston) $34.00 each

Light Truck/Automotive Diesel Pistons

TBC on Dome and PC-9 on Skirt $42.00 each
Gold Coat on Dome and PC-9 on Skirt $52.50 each
TBC Dome Only $28.00 each
Gold Coat Dome Only $42.50 each
PC-9 Skirt Only $24.00 each

Miscellaneous Diesel Parts

Bearings PPM Low Friction $12.75 pair
6 Cylinder Exhaust Manifold White Lightning
$400 approx.
Combustion Chambers TBC 6 Cyl. $500 and up

Glossary of Power Coatings

TBC™ – Ceramic Thermal Barrier Coating for internal engine use.  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.