Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthhetic fluoropolymer which finds numerous applications. PTFE has an extremely low coefficient of friction and is used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is very non-reactive, and so is often used in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals.
The aerospace industry, NASCAR, and performance racing industries are in high demand for non-stick PTFE coatings. Applying high performance coatings to parts such as the crankshaft, transmission gears, the ring and pinion sheds excess oil and eliminates rotational mass. Basically, when an uncoated crankshaft or gears rotate, they pick up oil, then more oil sticks to that oil, and the part grows in size and weight, that mass eats up horsepower. Coating piston skirts reduce friction, prevent piston skirt scuffing, and extend piston ring seal life.
Non-stick coating types range from Xylan coatings, Halar coatings, fluoropolymer coatings, PFA coatings, Emralon coatings and Kynar chemical resistant coatings. We have a non-stick PTFE coating for any application needed. Corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, low coefficient of friction, high temperature resistance, unique electrical properties, non wetting, and/or FDA compliant.
DRY FILM LUBRICANTS
Dryfilm lubricants provide a lubricating film that reduces friction, galling, seizing and in some instances can aid in dispersing heat. The appearance is generally a charcoal gray. Dryfilm lubricants are slippery and provide an extremely low coefficient of friction. Reducing friction improves wear, extends part life and frees up horsepower normally lost to friction.
Another benefit is reduction in part operating temperature. This is especially important to such parts as valve springs. Dryfilm lubricants can reduce oil temperature 15-30 degrees, which could allow using thinner oils. Thinner oils offer less drag, which can increase horsepower. Coating intake and exhaust valve stems, valve springs, cams, shafts, rocker arms, push rods, lifters, pistons, engine bearings, transmission and differential gears, hydraulic fittings, turbine blades, seat belt mechanisms, fasteners, cables, and slide mechanisms are excellent for these coatings.
Ceramic coatings are proven by dyno testing to increase horsepower and are often referred to as exhaust coatings, header coatings or high heat coatings. Ceramic coatings are a thermal barrier coating that keeps the heat in your header where it belongs. It is known that a ceramic coated header can reduce under hood temperatures by as much as 200ºF. This means your expensive plug wires, valve cover gaskets, plastic parts, hoses, wiring, or anything else that is affected by extreme heat lasts longer.
Chrome still has an appeal to some builders and enthusiasts, but good chrome has become much more expensive. The materials have become scarce, especially the higher grades to produce quality chrome. Industrial and environmental laws have become very strict forcing many plating companies out of business. The purpose of chrome is for looks of a mirror finish, but we all know that headers will turn blue around the exhaust ports and down the tubes. Ceramic coatings are actually more durable than chrome and protects against chipping, corrosion, rust and discoloration. Our ceramic coatings will withstand temperatures up to 2000ºF.
The benefits from ceramic coatings, non-stick PTFE coatings and dryfilm lubricants are simple: These functional and performance coatings will make your purchase look better, last longer, run cooler and/or faster.