NitroPlate’s Bright finish is a highly polished metallic/ceramic material. By far our most popular finish; NitroPlate Bright sets the standard for appearance and performance. Common applications include headers, exhaust manifolds, exhaust systems, exhaust tail tips, and motorcycle exhaust pipes. Other common applications include intake manifolds, control arms, brackets, valve covers, rear end housings and even sprint car components such as nerf bars and bumpers.
NitroPlate’s Bright finish is capable of up to 1300 degrees F and is highly resistant to gasoline and all other typical “under-hood” chemicals. This finish is nearly impossible to remove by scratching, chipping or bending. It is designed to provide sacrificial corrosion protection. The aluminum in the coating will sacrifice itself to protect the substrate when subjected to corrosive environments. The thermal characteristics of this finish reduce underhood temperatures and provide measurable performance gains. Give us a call to discuss your specific application and we’ll provide much greater detail about what performance benefits you can expect.
Care and Maintenance
Clean with soap and water as needed. Stains can typically be removed with a good “mag and aluminum” type polish. Agressive rubbing will only tend increase gloss.
As with all NitroPlate products; our Bright finish is fully oven cured before it leaves our plant. There is no need to be concerned about any sort of break-in procedure. However,when starting a new engine or changing from uncoated to coated headers; care should be taken to watch for any appearance change when the engine is first started. An improperly tuned engine can generate extremely high exhaust gas temperatures that can dull the aluminum in the coating. This can be caused by either a lean or substantially rich air/fuel ratio.
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NitroPlate Satin has dull appearance that is ideal for intake manifolds to keep the original look. Nitroplate Satin is good to 1300 degrees also. It is resistant to staining from fuels, etc
NitroPlate's Satin Black finish is a high temperature ceramic material that is designed for customers who prefer a more stealth look.