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Exhaust Ceramic Coatings, why bother?

Reasons to ceramic coat, upgrading your vehicle’s performance and looks!


We all know that when an engine runs, it gets HOT – to the point where the exhaust system can even start to glow as it gets close to a thousand degrees Celsius. With these exhaust systems constantly undergoing expansion and contraction under high temperatures, increasing the risk of failure through cracking and wear overtime. Similar thermal processes can occur in other systems, not just within automobiles, ageing these systems prematurely. Applying a durable ceramic coating that is chemically bonded onto the substrate of the system can improve the lifespan of the system!

Applying a ceramic coating onto your exhaust system allows for better gas flow as it helps retain the high-temperature gases within the system, thus increasing the exit velocity. Our coating solutions can reduce surface temperatures by up to 15%, protecting the surrounding componentry within the engine bay, as well as allow for the engine to accept a greater volume of cooler intake air, drastically improving engine performance. Other benefits of ceramic-coating exhaust systems include:

  • Lower exhaust and engine bay temperatures
  • Protecting thermally sensitive components
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Reduced heat soak through footwells, bulkheads, etc.
  • Rapid cooling of the exhaust when the engine is turned off
  • Increased part wear and corrosion resistance

Ceramic coatings are one of the most popular and effective ways to protect your car from heat, it’s utilised across Automotive OEMs and Aftermarket Manufacturers. That said, it’s important that you choose the right one for your application.

Volcanic Black Lambretta

How to choose the right P1C Ceramic Coating?

Our polymer-applied ceramic coating was developed to reduce heat transfer, and improve the aesthetics of cars/bikes with its smooth finish. It can be applied to a variety of materials including stainless steel, aluminium, carbon fibre and polymers. Our P1C ranges provide for different applications, as such:

Satin Black Exhaust £

Standard Range

  • High temperature polymer-applied ceramic coating
  • Example uses include: motorcycle exhaust systems, inlet manifold, tailpipes, etc.
  • Suitable for applications up to 650°C (1,202°F)
  • Reduce surface temperature by up to 12%

Volcanic Range

  • Our highest-performing polymer-applied ceramic coating
  • Used in motorsport applications, examples include: car exhaust manifold, inlet manifolds, turbos, downpipes, etc.
  • Suitable for applications up to 980°C (1,796°F)
  • Reduce surface temperature by up to 15%

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Vibrant Range

  • High temperature polymer-applied ceramic coating for lower temperatures applications
  • Example uses include: intake pipes, inlet manifold, engine casing and cover
  • Suitable for applications up to 425°C (797°F)
  • Reduce surface temperature by up to 12%

Our polymer-applied ceramic coatings are normally applied onto exhaust manifold, downpipes, turbos, etc. for the higher temperature coating and it’s generally used on motorcycle exhaust system, inlet manifold, engine casing, tailpipes, etc. Our parent company, Zircotec also offers higher-temperature ceramic coatings, where they’re plasma-applied. Get in touch to find out more about our bespoke coating solutions!