“HPC did it first and does it better.”
Mustang 5.0 Magazine – February 1996

V8 Header Coated with HiPerCoat2

Stearman Exhaust Coated with HiPerCoat2

V8 header coated with HPC HiPerCoat® 1300 polished aluminum finish Stearman aircraft exhaust coated with HPC HiPerCoat® 1300 polished aluminum finish

2-1 motorcycle header coated with HPC HiPerCoat® 1600 semi-gloss black finish Chevrolet ram horn exhaust manifold coated with HPC HiPerCoat® 1600 semi-gloss gray
Benefits of HPC HiPerCoat®
  • The original ceramic header coating
  • Superior corrosion protection; self-sacrificial quality will not allow corrosion to develop even when damaged
  • Protection at metal temperatures of -375° F to +1,600° F (1300° F for polished aluminum finish)
  • Eliminates thermal fatigue and oxidation
  • Lifetime guarantee against subsurface rust and corrosion
  • Performance gains from increase exhaust gas velocity, improved airflow, and reduced ambient under hood temperature
  • Rapid cool-down
  • Weldable
  • Will not blue or stain
  • Available in 6 colors
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Can be applied to both new and used components

Bare titanium header and after coating with HiPerCoat 1300

Temperature Reduction Graph
HPC HiPerCoat® 1300 and 1600 is dyno-proven to reduce component temperature 40%+ at just 5″ from the header.

HPC HiPerCoat® is the original ceramic header coating.  HiPerCoat’s inorganic matrix provides greater protection, and avoids the staining or bluing characteristics found with traditional chrome and stainless.

This unique ceramic-aluminum coating process reduces radiant heat and ambient underhood temperature 40%+ while increasing horsepower. Performance benefits are attributed to: combustion chamber stabilization and reduced under hood temperature due to the improved air density; increased gas velocity due to the heat retaining properties of the coating; and better laminar air flow due to the elimination of oxide scale on the header’s inside diameter.

HiPerCoat  is available in a high luster polished aluminum finish that maintains it’s beautiful shine up to 1,300° F part metal temperature and for hotter applications up to 1,600° F part metal temperature in semi-gloss black and gray, flat blue, red, green, and purple.  See our recommendation chart for more information on which coating is right for you.

To keep your HiPerCoat polished aluminum finish looking brand new HPC has developed HiPerWash™ Cleaner and Liquid Buff™ Polish.  These specially formulated products will keep a like new shine to your coated components.


Often mistaken for rust, thermal fatigue/oxidation is a problem caused by cyclical temperatures and hot gas impingement. HiPerCoat retards oxidation and heat buildup even at temperatures up to 1,600° F. Bonded onto steel, it extends component survivability by over 100-times.


Field performance proven HiPerCoat has the unique ability to protect components against corrosion even when the coating is damaged. It was the first coating of its kind in the automotive industry and remains unsurpassed in quality.  HiPerCoat meets U.S. military specification MIL-C-81751B for metallic-ceramic coatings, has FAA approval on several models of aircraft, and is OE specified by auto, truck, motorcycle, and powersports equipment manufacturers.

Thermal Fatigue Exhaust Elbow
Available HiPerCoat Colors:

Polished Aluminum

Semi-Gloss Black

Semi-Gloss Gray

Flat Red

Flat Blue

Flat Green

For turbocharged, supercharged, rotary, Spec Racer Ford, and other applications where exhaust component temperature will exceed 1600° F for continuous periods we recommend our HiPerCoat® Extreme coating.

Questions?  Email HPC Technical Department at hpctech@hpcoatings.com


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