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Ross Racing Pistons Coating Options

EPC100: BLACK ANODIZED COATING

Ross Racing Pistons EPC 100 Oil Shedding Coating

Similar to a hard anodized coating, our Black Anodized Coating includes a very dense Teflon seal on the skirts to help increase piston skirt life.  All surfaces are coated.

EPC102: HARD SKIRT COATING

Ross Racing Pistons EPC 100L Heavy Diesel Black Skirt Coating

Includes a Teflon Seal and a Thermal Barrier Top! By combining our EPC100 Black Anodized Coating and our EPC108 Ceramic Thermal Barrier Top, your pistons will have the ultimate top and skirt protection.  These two processes combined are ideal for hard running turbo charged engines!

EPC107B: SKIRT LUBE

Ross Racing Pistons EPC 103 Green Coating

Applied to the skirt area only of the piston, our exclusive skirt coatings helps to free up horse power normally lost to friction.  It also helps produce a tighter piston-to-wall clearance and reduces heat that can cause galling and seizing.

EPC103: GREEN COATING

Ross Racing Pistons EPC 103 Green Coating

This is the standard coating that is extensively used by most Top Fuel racers.  All surfaces on the piston are coated. 

EPC100L: HEAVY DIESEL BLACK SKIRT COATING

Ross Racing Pistons EPC 100L Heavy Diesel Black Skirt Coating

Exclusively for Ross Racing Diesel Pistons Only!  All surfaces of the piston are coated to reduce friction, noise, and scuffing.  Includes a dense, Teflon seal on the skirts to increase the pistons skirt life. 

EPC104: CERAMIC TOP & SKIRT LUBE

Ross Racing Pistons EPC 104 Ceramic Top & Skirt Lube Coating

By combining our EPC107 Skirt Lube and our EPC108 ceramic Thermal Barrier Coatings to the pistons, the tops will be well protected and the skirts become very slick for minimum drag and more horse power!  Highly recommended in applications where there is minimal piston to cylinder wall friction and/or in applications where keeping the combustion heat in the combustion chamber is the ultimate goal!

EPC108: CERAMIC THERMAL BARRIER

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Highly Recommended for Turbo Charged Applications! 
Applied to the top of the piston only, this coating keeps more heat in the combustion chamber and away from the piston.  This promotes even thermal expansion and helps to extend the life of the piston.  Effective with combustion chamber temperatures up to 2100˚ Fahrenheit. 

EPC103L: HEAVY DIESEL GREEN COATING

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Our heavy diesel green coating is basically the same coating we use/apply in most of our Top Fuel racing applications, except the EPC103L is for Ross diesel pistons only.  All surfaces of the piston are coated green. 

EPC100RG: RING GROOVE ONLY COATING

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This process, combined with the highly accurate ring grooves in our pistons, will aid in preventing micro welding of the rings to the ring grooves, in extreme / high horsepower applications.

EPC110: OIL SHEDDING

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Applied on the inside of the piston skirts, the EPC110 coating reduces reciprocating mass by repelling oil. 

What Are The Benefits Of Coating Your Pistons?

Piston coatings are a must for any engine build. If you are buying new pistons or you are going to be far enough in the engine to pull them out and have them coated then DO IT. The benefits of the coating, especially in performance applications, are a must have for protection.

Coating the tops of pistons protects and increases the life of the rings on the piston which reduces radial tension loss. Not a lot of people realize this, but the coating helps shield the rings from heat caused by improper burn of the fuel which creates hot spots.  Heat kills performance so we want to get rid of it as fast as we can. Coating the tops of pistons helps with scavenging heat out of the motor. The thermal barrier coating on top of the piston helps to push the heat out of the motor.

  • Overall Thermal Barrier protection
  • Reduction in overall operating temperatures
  • Increases component life by reducing friction and heat
  • Perfect for High horsepower applications such as turbo’s & superchargers
  • Protection against galling and other damage on metal to metal contact
  • Increases in performance
  • Protection from stressful environments such as racing
  • Protects Piston rings from Radial tension Loss
  • Protection against hot spots by increasing flame propagation
  • Helps to scavenge heat from the motor more quickly

PLEASE NOTE

Adding a coating to your pistons will extend our normal manufacturing time by about 4-5 working days.  The following coatings can ONLY be applied to New, Ross Custom Pistons, at the time they are manufactured:  EPC100, EPC100L, EPC100RG, EPC102, EPC103 & EPC103L.  All other coatings can be applied to our shelf-stock pistons.