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Old 12-01-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Those of you wondering about my ceramic coated pistons

I found out where to go/mail them to.

The place is called R&D performance and they are in albuquerque, New mexico. His price is 160 plus shipping for a set of 4 pistons to be cleaned and receive a side coat and top coat.

This is what my JEs looked like after I got them back




He was saying the side coating is there for less friction for startups and the top is to prevent detonation. He showed me a very cool article on thermal coatings the article was called "trial by fire" from some magazine, which shows a HUGE difference in a uncoated piston vs one with a thermal coating. But those of you that really want in as well his shop# is 505-872-2313 and tell him the Focusmang refered you from the focus board/


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Old 12-01-2005, 06:03 PM   #2
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So how does this affect the size of the piston in relation to the block? Does it still fit without modification to the cylinder walls?
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garranteed against peeling and flaking ?
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garranteed against peeling and flaking ?
Agreed, that one would concern me.
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Re: Those of you wondering about my ceramic coated pistons

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He was saying the side coating is there for less friction for startups and the top is to prevent detonation.
There is some issues with what he told you

the coating wont do anything for start up because there is more clearance on a cold piston that on a hot one because Alu expands as they get hot , The side coating is there for the side load from a performance engine and helps from the piston gaulding

There is nothing that can be added to a piston (coating) to stop it from detonation, this comes from lack of proper tuning , faulty fuel system or to low of octane , You Combustion chamber and cyl will deto just as bad/much with this coating as with out it

What coating the tops will do is give a thermal barrier between the raw Alum and the open flame/heat



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Old 12-01-2005, 11:10 PM   #6
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for any concerns call r and d, he has done the thermal coating on SOOO many pistons without issues that it would be a shame to not consider it. In the article I was talking about they show a uncoated detonated piston VS a coated one. The uncoated one has a hole the size of a quarter through it, the coated piston has a burn mark on the top...but who knows what the rod and bearing look like, anyways give Ron a call and ask questions if your interested
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