Ceramic coating on piston


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  • Stu2

Posted January 18, 2010 - 10:22 AM

#1

A fellow racer tried this on his Yz 125 which is used for Enduro, he lost all his coolant in a race and when his mechanic took the bike apart it was fine...

Is it worth it?



http://www.powerkote...HowItWorks.html

  • 15YZ250

Posted January 18, 2010 - 12:17 PM

#2

It sounds like a really good idea! Is there somewhere in the states that offer this sevice? I think shipping would be a dealbreaker on this place...

  • adam728

Posted January 18, 2010 - 12:42 PM

#3

It sounds like a really good idea! Is there somewhere in the states that offer this sevice? I think shipping would be a dealbreaker on this place...


Lots of place
http://www.swaintech...e.asp?pid=10297
http://www.polydyn.c...ted_pistons.htm
http://www.thermalte...om/products.htm
http://www.classicco...ramic.html#tlhm

I knew a guy that had his vintage snowmobile pistons coated. I really want to say that he used Swain Technologies for it, but can't remember for sure. His reason for doing it wasn't performance, but durability. Parts were getting very hard to come by, so he wanted to do anything possible to make sure they survived.

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  • 15YZ250

Posted January 18, 2010 - 12:47 PM

#4

Lots of place
http://www.swaintech...e.asp?pid=10297
http://www.polydyn.c...ted_pistons.htm
http://www.thermalte...om/products.htm
http://www.classicco...ramic.html#tlhm

I new a guy that had his vintage snowmobile pistons coated. I really want to say that he used Swain Technologies for it, but can't remember for sure. His reason for doing it wasn't performance, but durability. Parts were getting very hard to come by, so he wanted to do anything possible to make sure they survived.


Thanks... I would do it for durability as well! I'm gonna look into how much it would cost to have a oem piston treated!

  • harrperf

Posted January 18, 2010 - 03:55 PM

#5

It's something like 30 bucks from swain tech.

Pertaining to the dome coating...
I dont want to divulge too much, but sadly it's not effective as one would hope.

I do know what does "work", but I can say that as applied from them it actually causes problems you want no part of.

The skirt coating is realistically a break in coating...and scratches off easily..

  • Chas_M

Posted January 18, 2010 - 04:58 PM

#6

Another excellent source is www.calicocoatings.com. They do superb jobs with piston skirt coatings and thermal barrier coating for the piston top at very reasonable prices.

  • KJ790

Posted January 18, 2010 - 05:12 PM

#7

Swain is one of the leaders in this in the US. I have thought about having them do a piston for me, especially since I only live about 30 minutes from them. I want to stop by some time and check their place out. I think the coating may be helpful in harsh conditions, but I doubt it will give you much as far as noticeable performance gains.





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