When the going gets hot, ceramic coatings protect mechanical parts that matter.
Take a peek under the hood of any late-model car, and you’ll likely find more than a few engine parts covered with ceramic coatings. These parts often look like uncoated metal because the finish on the coating is so smooth and uniform.
Ceramic coatings are widely used for durable performance on a variety of mechanical parts in categories including Automotive, Motorcycle, Farm Equipment, and many other industrial applications. For example, automotive manufacturers use these thin, high-temp ceramic coatings to dissipate heat efficiently in the engine itself, around the engine compartment, and all through the exhaust system, among other areas.
High-temperature ceramic coatings provide a unique blend of durability, hardness, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance. They can be applied to pretty much any substrate at thicknesses as low as 1 mil. Other desirable characteristics of ceramic coatings include a smooth finish, durability, and chemical resistance.
Crest Coating has been applying high-temperature ceramic coatings for over 40 years. We routinely test ceramic coatings in our in-house lab, and are always on the lookout for the best coating solutions available.
Crest applies ceramic formulations that are stable up to 2,000 F and require only an ambient cure. The high-temp coatings act as heat “barriers” to protect sensitive components and materials from permanent damage that could be caused by high heat. That’s why ceramic coatings are popular in robotic applications such as welding in factories.
Ceramic application tips
Though ceramic coatings are available in many colors, extra care must be taken during the color mixing part of the process. Close attention to the precise ratios recommended or variations in the dry coating finish may occur. The color, smoothness, glossiness, or texture can vary across the coated part with a poorly mixed coating.
Applicators must also learn particular techniques to control the spraying pattern and coating thickness consistently more so than with other coating materials. Poor technique will result in blisters, holes, or splotches in the dry coating. But when applied correctly, ceramic coatings present an attractive appearance that is also super durable.
At Crest Coating, we value the extensive coating and application knowledge of our staff, who have decades of experience. To find the right coating for your next project, fill out this quick form today.