Exhaust ceramic coating on a Ducati Diavel

Exhaust ceramic coating on a Ducati Diavel

All the Exhaust Ceramic Coating questions you’ve always wanted to ask

We  receive phone calls and messages inquiring about our exhaust ceramic coatings and the process we use. In this section, you can find  frequently asked questions from our customers.
If your query is not reflected here, please send us an e-mail to sales@performance1coatings.com.

We always try to accommodate customers orders within our 7 working day turnaround. We aim to reply to any incoming enquiry with a maximum 24hrs (Mon – Fri).

If you’re looking to exhaust ceramic coating a kit car, a Scale RC car, a drum lid, or anything else that isn’t car or motorcycle related, we will try to help you coating it.
Our experience is extensive and our team of experienced engineers will do their best to offer you the best exhaust ceramic coating.

  1. Are the ceramic coatings applied by a machine or a man?
  2. Will the ceramic coating last forever?
  3. Can I just send my parts to you? Do I need an Order Number?
  4. Your ceramic coatings are better for cars or bikes?
  5. How can I clean the coating?
  6. What is the difference between exhaust wraps and your exhaust ceramic coating?
  7. Will your ceramic coatings give a boost in power to then engine?
  8. What are the benefits as a thermal barrier of your ceramic coatings?
  9. Does coating the inside of the manifold avoids corrosion?
  10. Can you coat the inside of my exhaust?
  11. Can your ceramic coatings prevent corrosion?
  12. Do you coat turbos?
  13. What parts of my exhaust systems can be ceramic coated?
  14. How thick is your ceramic coating?
  15. Can I apply a ceramic coating myself at home or in my own workshop?
  16. How do your ceramic coatings compare to a VHT (Very High Temperature) paint?
  17. Do you sell your ceramic coatings in cans, so I can apply it in my garage?
  18. Do you attend exhibitions? I think I saw you before, at a Show.
  19. Can I bring my parts for coating?
  20. How is your process?
  21. What is the difference between your ranges/coatings?
  22. Which colours do you have available?
  23. Is it expensive?
  24. Do you only do one-off jobs? I have a small company. Can you do some work for me?
  25. How much time it will take?
  26. Do you need me to mask anything, or do you guys mask ?
  27. Do you need me to send the parts to sand blasted?
  28. My exhaust system is used. Can you ceramic coat it? Or it needs to be brand new?
  29. What materials can you apply your ceramic coatings to?
  30. I am undecided on which colour should I choose. Can I order a sample?

Are the ceramic coatings applied by a machine or a man?

Due to the nature of the application, it is a service that has to be applied by a human. Our technicians are highly experienced but the process is not flawless, hence having an Inspection department. Our aim is to offer the best service at the best price with the best quality. High quality standards is part of our DNA.

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Will the ceramic coating last forever?

Our ceramic coatings are very durable. Depending on the use of the car/bike, where it would be used and the environment where it would be used, the coating can change durability. We have customers that have done ceramic coatings with us for a long time now and they have experience no problem at all. Even on motorbikes, where the exhausts are more exposed than on a car.

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Can I just send my parts to you? Do I need an Order Number?

You can send your parts to us, as long as they are well packaged and protected, with your contacts on the inside and the ceramic coating you’d like. Upon reception, we will call you to confirm the Order and take payment. You don’t need an Order to send the parts to us, but remember to include all the details with your parts: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail and Preferred Ceramic Coating.

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Your ceramic coatings are better for cars or bikes?

Our ceramic coatings offer the same benefits either for cars and/or motorcycles. We treat all customers with the same professional attitude and with the same priority. Ourselves, we are both car and motorcycles lovers (can’t you tell by our Facebook posts?).

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How can I clean the coating?

The best way to clean the ceramic coating is with a damp cloth. You can use a light detergent if the coating is particularly dirty.
Never use abrasive or chemical cleaners.

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What is the difference between exhaust wraps and your exhaust ceramic coating?

Exhaust wraps are very good. They are. For the purpose. They’re accessible and they have a thermal barrier benefit. But the looks…
The looks are nice for a short period of time. Then they start disintegrate themselves and they start look bad. They don’t last long and it is something you have to be doing again and again. With our exhaust ceramic coatings, you only do it once. Our exhaust ceramic coatings are durable and they offer the same look for an extended period. Your car/bike will look cleaner and, specially with the colours available,  you’ll get a WOW factor, that you can’t get with the exhaust wraps.

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Will your ceramic coatings give a boost in power to then engine?

Yes. They will make the engine gases flow better and that will improve the engine’s breathing, improving performance.

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What are the benefits as a thermal barrier of your ceramic coatings?

Our ceramic coatings are produced to give an enhanced look to your car/motorcycle while helping reducing the surface temperature. External testing has shown reduction values in the order of 12-15% from our exhaust ceramic coatings.

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Does coating the inside of the manifold avoids corrosion?

Yes it does. But, we do not warrant the coating on the inside pipes.

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Can you coat the inside of my exhaust?

Yes. With our process, we can coat both the outside and the inside of your pipes/exhaust.

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Can your ceramic coatings prevent corrosion?

Yes they can. It is one of the benefits of our exhaust ceramic coatings.

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Do you coat turbos?

Yes, we ceramic coat turbo housings with our Standard and Volcanic Ranges. We don’t recommend coating turbos with our Vibrant Colours.

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What parts of my exhaust systems can be ceramic coated?

We can ceramic coat almost everything on your motorcycle/car. From exhaust manifolds to Turbo housings, pipes, wastegates, rocket covers and even wheels (if you’d like to). Any part that you wish to add some colour, protection and heat resistance, we can do it.

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How thick is your ceramic coating?

Our exhaust ceramic coatings have a thickness of 30-50 microns. This means that you don’t have to mask any slip joints or flanges.

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Can I apply a ceramic coating myself at home or in my own workshop?

Our exhaust ceramic coatings are done by our expertise technicians with years of experience and we can guarantee the high standards of our coatings. All the OEM contracts we have for big brands are a recognition of our quality.

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How do your ceramic coatings compare to a VHT (Very High Temperature) paint?

We apply a polymer ceramic coating which is a different solution. First of all it is applied by professionals. We do it in our modernised facilities and we use proper machinery. That’s where we can guarantee a one-year warranty against defects.

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Do you sell your ceramic coatings in cans, so I can apply it in my garage?

Our ceramic coatings are applied by our specialist technicians who can guarantee an excellent quality. All of our jobs are performed to the highest standards in the industry. We are a service provider, and we provide the service of applying exhaust ceramic coatings to your parts.

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Do you attend exhibitions? I think I saw you before, at a Show.

We have attended a lot of exhibitions in the past and we have plans to attend more in the future. To know which events we will be attending, please check our News page on our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Can I bring my parts for coating?

Customers are welcome to being on their parts. Our Offices are unmanned so we just require a phone call before to assure that there’s someone at our Offices to welcome you.

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How is your process?

We have a very straight forward process. You can send us the parts by yourself or deliver them in person, or you can use our Collection Service for £15+VAT (applies to one single box of up to 1m length and 10Kgs in weight, for UK mainland only). We always prepare the surfaces prior to applying our ceramic coatings. You just need to disassemble all the moving parts that won’t need to be coating (like bolts, screws and removable parts).
We start our process by preparing the surface to receive our ceramic coatings. We then apply the ceramic coating and then it goes to cure for 4 hours. When the cure if finished, all the parts are then inspected and if they’re not up to our high standards they will be re-coated and cured, once again. When they pass inspection, they are packaged in bubble wrap to protect the parts and dispatched to the customer.

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What is the difference between your ranges/coatings?

The differences have to do with heat tolerances.
Volcanic Range is our ceramic coating focused on Motorsports where engines can achieve higher temperatures. This ceramic coating is suitable up to 1,050°C. Again, it has a broad use over any part of the engines. It is the choice of OEM because of the hard wearing.
Our Standard range is suitable up to 650°C, which means is good enough for manifolds, pipes and Turbo housings.
Our Vibrant Colours range is suitable up to 425°C, which means it can be used for pipes, exhaust tips, under bonnet beautification and Rocket covers.

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Which colours do you have available?

On our Standard Range you can choose between: Satin Black; Brushed Silver; Gold; Deep Black; Titanium and Tungsten Grey.
On our Volcanic Range, the colours available are: Volcanic Black, Volcanic Silver and Volcanic Gold.
On our Vibrant Colours the choice goes colorful: Vibrant Red; Vivid Purple and Striking Orange.
If you’d like a colour that it isn’t represented here, contact us and we’ll try to find you a solution.

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Is it expensive?

We have the most competitive prices in the UK. We have priced our ceramic coatings for an excellent compromise between extremely durable quality and a good honest fair price. If you can find it cheaper, we will match it (Conditions & Terms apply).

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Do you only do one-off jobs? I have a small company. Can you do some work for me?

Yes. We deal with both retail customers as well as OEM partners. Please contact us to discuss.

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How much time it will take?

Our turnaround times are 10 working days.

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Do you need me to mask anything, or do you guys mask ?

No….We do not need to mask any of the parts. If you have special instructions like badges not to be coated, you just need to advise us and we’ll mask these parts for you.

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Do you need me to send the parts to sand blasted?

As part of our process, we always prepare the surface to receive the ceramic coating. This is done to new parts as well as old parts.

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My exhaust system is used. Can you ceramic coat it? Or it needs to be brand new?

We can apply our exhaust ceramic coatings to brand new parts, used parts and even old and rusty parts.

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What materials can you apply your ceramic coatings to?

We apply our ceramic coating to most types of metal, from cast iron to aluminium; from titanium to mild steel and all grades of stainless steel. We can also apply our coatings to inconel, carbon composite materials and plastics.

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I am undecided on which colour should I choose. Can I order a sample?

The best way is contact us to get advise from us. We then can arrange for some samples to be sent to you (cost of £5 per colour) for you to decide. Our sales team will gladly help you. Contact us on +44 (0)1235 816 032 or on sales@performance1coatings.com

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