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Cerakote
Cerakote Automotive Industry

Performance Coatings for Automotive

Performance Ceramic Coatings – Designed for the Automotive Industry.

Cerakote is the global leader in the manufacturing of thin-film automotive ceramic coatings. More OEM, aftermarket, and custom shops choose Cerakote for its industry leading performance. Our coatings are used by some of the most notable brands in the automotive world.

Cerakote Offers

  • High Temperature ceramic based coatings that can withstand temperatures up to 1,800˚
  • Coatings that withstand thermal cycling as well as thermal shock
  • Performance coatings that are simply unmatched in corrosion and chemical resistance
  • A distinct, high-end look and feel
  • Environmentally friendly coatings – all coatings are VOC exempt in all 50 states
  • Cost effective, single coat (straight to substrate), easy to apply products

Cerakote is a liquid sprayable coating that is designed to be used with an HVLP spray gun. It is not a dip, roll, or brush coating. Cerakote can easily be scaled-up for production. Cerakote:

  • Is Cost-effective
  • Can be implemented in current liquid lines
  • Can be applied in all 50 states
  • Is easy to offer in detailed design and customizable features

Cerakote’s application process makes production easy for manufacturers to make the switch from an older coating to a world-class protective and functional finish. Due to consumer demand more OEM, aftermarket, and custom shops are choosing Cerakote ceramic coatings for their performance, aesthetics, and wide range of use.

Manufacturers and coating shops can call us at 1-866-774-7628 and ask for an Automotive Account Manager, or email us if you are interested in getting started with implementing Cerakote coating products or services into your business. We will help you look at what equipment you need for the size of your business to get you started. Cerakote Certified Applicator training is available for all manufacturers that are looking to bring production in-house.

Cerakoted Mercedes car grille

Cerakote Ceramic Coatings Superior Protection and Performance

Automotive manufacturers have fought corrosion on vehicles since the beginning of the automotive industry. As the technology in the industry developed, so did the customers’ expectations. The modern customer has more information at their fingertips more than ever before. They demand better quality, less rust, lower cost of ownership, and better performance. Automotive manufactures are now looking for alternative solutions to corrosion, and other problems that consumers no longer tolerate.

Current Market Coatings

Aged coating systems like paint, powder coating, anodizing, and plating were the cornerstone of corrosion inhibiting protection for the automotive industry. For many years, these coatings were acceptable as standards in their level of protection. Over time and miles, rust eventually set in, particularly in cars in the snow country, and customer satisfaction dropped. Automotive customers are now more educated, more informed, and have a direct impact on how manufacturers engineer their products. In a recent survey from Statista Global Consumer Survey 2018 it asked customers “Which of these characteristics are especially important to you when you decide on a new car?”

Magnaflow steel mufflers protected with Cerakote

Cerakote: The Solution

Cerakote is the global leader in the manufacturing of thin-film automotive ceramic coatings. More OEM, aftermarket, and custom shops choose Cerakote for its industry leading performance attributes. Cerakote started as a business developing and manufacturing automotive high temperature coatings, and has developed its reputation as the highest quality standard ceramic based coating in the world. Cerakote’s unique properties allows for new solutions to old industry problems. Let’s look at some of the market segments you can expect to see Cerakote in.

High Temperature Applications

The first coatings Cerakote ever manufactured were high-temperature automotive coatings. We set out to make the highest quality ceramic coatings that could handle extreme temperatures up to 1,800°F while still providing a high-quality finish that looked good. Unlike high-temperature powder coatings, our high-temperature coatings provide long lasting corrosion protection during thermal cycling and thermal shock, as well as to exposure to winter road salts and deicing solutions. Cerakote is the coating solution for high temperature parts.

    Common Applications
  • Headers & Manifolds
  • Exhaust tubes
  • Exhaust tips
  • Turbo housings
  • Intercooler
  • Turbine Pistons
    Common Substrates
  • Aluminum
  • 304/409 Stainless Steel
  • Casted Metal
  • Mild Steel
  • Titanium
  • Magnesium
    Cerakote often replaces
  • Anodizing
  • Zinc plating
  • Nickle plating
  • Chromate conversions
  • Powder Coating
  • Paint

Power Train Applications

Cerakote’s thin-film properties allow for high performance on tight tolerance applications, especially where the vehicles’ parts are exposed to harsh and violent environments. Cerakote’s extreme durability to scratching, rock chipping, and abrasion resistance makes it ideal for high wear areas where other finishes tend to wear down quickly.

    Common Applications
  • Pistons
  • Shocks/Suspension
  • Engine/Transmission Casing
  • Valve covers
  • Differential Covers
  • Brakes
  • Skid Plate
    Common Substrates
  • Aluminum
  • 304/409 Stainless Steel
  • Casted Metal
  • Mild Steel
  • Titanium
  • Magnesium
  • Ceramics
    Cerakote often replaces
  • Anodizing
  • Zinc plating
  • Nickle plating
  • Chromate conversions
  • Powder Coating
  • Paint
  • Nitrating

Trim and Exterior Applications

Cerakote is also an excellent choice for the exterior trim parts of a vehicle. Cerakote can be applied to a range of substrates including plastic and metal trim, interior and exterior hardware, and even over primed and pretreated parts. Cerakote can protect surfaces from UV, weathering, and whatever the road may throw at you.

    Common Applications
  • Bumpers
  • Window Trim
  • Plastic Door Trim
  • Hinges
  • Roof Racks
  • Winches
    Common Substrates
  • Aluminum
  • Plastics
  • Stainless
  • Mild Steel
  • Titanium
  • Magnesium
    Cerakote often replaces
  • Anodizing
  • Plating
  • Car care dressings
  • Polishing
  • Powder Coating
  • Paint
Edelbrock intake manifold with Cerakote clear

How do I get started with Cerakote?

Manufacturers and coating shops can call or email us if you are interested in getting started with implementing Cerakote coating products or services into your business. We will help you look at what equipment you need for the size of your business and get you started. Cerakote Certified Applicator training is available for all manufacturers that are looking to bring production in-house.

Do it yourself. Cerakote offers Starter Kits that will help you get started on your project. Our kits start at just $179.99 that includes everything you need to start Cerakoting your own automotive parts.

Give us a call. If you have questions about whether Cerakote is right for your application, give us a call at 866-774-7628 or email us at automotive@cerakote.com and we will point you in the right direction.

Extend the protection of your performance parts. FINISH STRONG with Cerakote today!

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