Wear gloves during installation
To minimise contaminants on the exhaust ceramic coating surface, it is recommended to wear gloves during the installation process. This will prevent any oils and dirt from transferring onto the coating.
Being a fit-and-forget application, our exhaust ceramic coatings require minimal maintenance. However, if surface cleaning is required, we recommend simply cleaning with hot soapy water. This gentle approach will help preserve the coating’s integrity and effectiveness. Avoid using harsh chemicals.
Apply exhaust wrap over ceramic coating
Avoid wrapping a Zircotec coated exhaust with additional materials such as exhaust wraps, as this will void the warranty of the ceramic coating product. In general, wrapping your exhaust can potentially trap moisture underneath the wrap, especially in humid environments or when exposed to rain (i.e. On a bike). Trapping moisture for a prolonged period encourages the contact with metallic surfaces of the exhaust system, which can potentially lead to rust corrosion, compromising the performance of the coating, and the exhaust.
Apply additional paint on top
Refrain from applying additional paint over the ceramic coating. Using paint that isn’t suitable for temperatures generated by traditional internal combustion engines can cause deformation and damage the aesthetics of the original ceramic coating finish.
Avoid harsh impacts
While our ceramic coatings are renowned for their high-performance, durability and wear resistance, it’s still important to avoid harsh physical impacts of the coated parts. Taking reasonable care upon installation preserves the integrity, longevity & thermal properties of the coating itself.
Here’s what our customers have had to say about our ceramic coatings and its longevity.
“The Zircotec ceramic coated GT1 headers on my Murcielago still looks brand new. I’ll be sure to throw a few more heat cycles through them ASAP.” – Phil Morrison, Driftworks Owner
“The coating still looks like the day it was applied, 3 years ago” – Dave, with his Ultima RS
By adhering to these recommended do’s and don’ts, you can maximize the benefits and longevity of your exhaust ceramic coating. Get in touch to find out more about our ceramic coating options and how you can make the most our of our exhaust ceramic coating.