Ceramic coatings can be a real benefit for performance modified 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines.
Ceramics can help to provide protection between different engine parts, and in our particular application, improve heat shielding and heat dissipation. This has a positive influence on horsepower and the useful life of the engine.
We follow a strict protocol of treating and baking the component’s surface prior to applying our coatings. Following this protocol helps to ensure that the coating layer will be far less likely to detach from the component. The ceramic coating layers are carefully applied to ensure very thin and even distribution.
Once the coating stage is finished, the component is examined and then air dries before being placed in a curing oven.
At Timberland, we commonly use ceramic coatings on pistons, cylinder heads, and exhaust systems such as those pictured below.
Pistons are made more efficient by improving heat reflection and transferring part of the detonation energy into the fuel burning phase. This can result in higher fuel burning efficiency and reduced carbon accumulation, which in turn makes detonation more effective.
Cylinder head ceramic coatings improve combustion chamber efficiency by helping to retain maximum heat within the chamber during the fuel burn cycle.
Additionally, a heat dissipation coating applied externally to the cylinder head improves thermal efficiency cooling the head more effectively upon completion of the power stroke. Mufflers and exhaust systems can receive a similar treatment with similar benefits.