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Does anyone have some ongoing satisfactory results with ceramic coating of exhaust. It helps to retain the heat in the exhaust and thus disperse the heat out the back instead of under the seat. Anyone know a good product with longevity.
 

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Having read a few websites / promoters, it seems that if the internal and external are ceramic coated then up to 50% heat reduction is possible and it helps drives the hot gases out the back, that improves the bikes performance. I found a local place that does the coating for under $200for the full akra system. How come the panigale guys have not gone with this solution.
 

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I've actually never heard of these coatings that you could put on exhaust systems.. this is very new to me. Could you post a link or something to the products you're talking about?
 

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There should be plenty of suppliers who can do this work, it actually provides a performance improvement which is the main reason for its use. Also it's used on F1 and most major race teams.
 

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Yeah but I was hoping some guys on the forum had experience with it and could mention their product applied.
The technology retains the heat within header which then causes the hot gases to push out quicker out the back end, that then keeps the header cooler and thus better air compression is achieved, resulting in higher performance and fuel efficiency. I guess it's been around a few years now but not many have used it yet. Seems I might be the first to try it on the SS, but I need the akra to arrive from germany. Upto 50% cooler at the pipe is a convincer to me, I'll be happy with 25%.
 

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Does anyone know if the ceramic coatings can be used on the catalytic converter to reduce the heat it gives off? The company I looked at claims a 35-50% reduction in heat from the exhaust system by using their ceramic coatings. That would make a big difference in the heat that one gets from the Cat.

Any actual knowledge about this?
 

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Does anyone know if the ceramic coatings can be used on the catalytic converter to reduce the heat it gives off? The company I looked at claims a 35-50% reduction in heat from the exhaust system by using their ceramic coatings. That would make a big difference in the heat that one gets from the Cat.

Any actual knowledge about this?
There are a lot of platinum plating inside the cat, I'm not sure you'll get the benefits of pushing the hot gases out faster thus improving overall bike performance but since the outer box is stainless then it should reduce the heat. It's ideally suited for de-cat solutions
 

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I did some more reading on the Web and it appears that the application of ceramic coating to a Cat is fairly common and will reduce the heat given off by a noticeable amount.

Swain Tech has White Lightning™ coating specifically for exhaust systems which they claim will "typically reduce radiant heat by about 35-55%. This reduction in radiant temperature will decrease under hood and cockpit temperatures." It is white and only white. Not sure about the cost, but guessing based on price lists would cost around $300 plus you have to remove the entire exhaust system and ship it to them.

If the aftermarket exhaust companies don't come up with a de-cat mid-pipe option, this may be a way to reduce the heat from the Catalytic Converter.
 
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I did some more reading on the Web and it appears that the application of ceramic coating to a Cat is fairly common and will reduce the heat given off by a noticeable amount.

Swain Tech has White Lightning™ coating specifically for exhaust systems which they claim will "typically reduce radiant heat by about 35-55%. This reduction in radiant temperature will decrease under hood and cockpit temperatures." It is white and only white. Not sure about the cost, but guessing based on price lists would cost around $300 plus you have to remove the entire exhaust system and ship it to them.

If the aftermarket exhaust companies don't come up with a de-cat mid-pipe option, this may be a way to reduce the heat from the Catalytic Converter.
The heat issue uncovers mixed emotions where each feel differently about the heat intensity. $300 is a fair price for the external coating. I am considering internal and external on the akra race system so it can provide performance improvements. With the akra 5% in HP and possibly 2% on ceramic coating taking the SS upto 121 HP.
 
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