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Increases Part Longevity Piston tops coated with CBC2, a Ceramic Barrier Coating, provides a layer of thermal protection to the piston tops. This highly polished coating greatly increases part longevity as it reduces heat transfer to pistons and reduces detonation




Ceramic Coating

While there are many applicators of ceramic coatings out there, you can have confidence that Classic Coatings will apply a quality coating. We are one of a few approved applicators of ceramic coatings and we are an ISO 9001-2008 registered company. This assures that you are dealing with an applicator that understands a quality produce and stands behind their workmanship.


Often referred to as exhaust coating, header coating or high heat coating: ceramic coatings are recommended for parts that are exposed to extremely high temperatures such as headers or exhaust pipes. Ceramic coatings increase part longevity, reduces friction, produces more usable power and will protects parts from thermal fatigue. Our coating is applied to the inside and outside of the exhaust. Unlike other companies, Classic Coatings does not charge extra for this internal coating.


This durable ceramic coating runs between 2 and 4 mils thick (0.002"- 0.004") and provides a hard finish which is resistant to rusting and chipping.


Ceramic coating can be applied over chrome, aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron or titanium. Exhaust Coating options include:

We also offer Internal Engine Coatings which are perfect for pistons.


Warranty Info

Classic Coatings offers a 3-year warranty on new exhaust parts and a 1-year warranty for any used exhaust that we coat. This warranty includes labor and materials to repair or replace the same coating that was originally applied. 


Temperature Extremes

Ceramic Coating is ideal for parts exposed to extreme temperatures (2,000°F) such as headers, manifolds, turbo housings, intakes and brackets.


Exhaust Coating Options

Polished CermaKrome (MCX)

emptyA very popular metallic ceramic exhaust coating, CermaKrome has an appealing high-luster chrome look. It provides an extremely hard finish which is not susceptible to rusting or chipping and is able to withstand temperatures up to 1,300°F. MCX has been used in place of chrome applications, such as A-Arms, intakes, brackets, etc.


Black Satin

Ceramic CoatingTolerant of high temperature exposure, Black Satin has been tested at temperatures over 2,000°F without any lifting or cracking of the ceramic coating provided our TLHM (Race Coating) is applied to the inside of the pipes. Black Satin does not hold potentially damaging heat around the part. Surface temperatures are reduced, lowering thermal fatigue in the part which in turn extends the life of the exhaust piece. Under hood temps are reduced which helps provide a cooler running engine, thus creating more horsepower. A two-layer coating is available for the ultimate performance.


Cast Iron Gray

Ceramic CoatingThis coating contains special high temperature pigments that have been combined with the Black Satin resins to provide a color stable, thermal barrier coating for exhaust systems. This is ideal for restoring manifolds to a new cast iron look that requires virtually no maintenance. (This color is not recommended for racing applications).


TLHB (Race Coat) is an internal exhaust coating applied to the inside diameter of exhaust pipes for extra protection. This coating aids in the acceleration of exhaust gas velocity which helps reduce under hood and internal engine temperatures. TLHB will increase the maximum temperature that the exterior coating can withstand. We recommend this coating for all race applications.


Internal Engine Coatings

Pistons Ceramic CoatingPistons - A piston top coated with CBC2, a Ceramic Barrier Coating, provides a barrier of thermal protection. This highly polished coating greatly increases part longevity as it reduces heat transfer to pistons, reduces crankcase temps and reduces detonation.


Reduces Friction
Piston Skirts coated with TLML, a dry film lubricant, provides the piston with excellent lubricating qualities. TLML will reduce friction and provide lubrication protection during momentary loss of oil film and reduces friction.





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Classic Coatings, Inc.
809 Wilson Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-3790