Calico Coatings is a North Carolina based company that provides coating solutions to the performance racing industry (they are located in the middle of NASCAR country, after all), but also to the military, oil, food processing, aerospace, and other industries.

After being referred to them by our machine shop, a project (1.8t engine build) came through the door that allowed us to see what they could do for us. The customer wanted a bulletproof engine, and wanted to make some serious power, so we suggested the Calico CT-1 Dry Film Lubricating Coating on all the main and rod bearings, and the CT-2 Thermal Barrier Coating on the piston tops only, since the skirts came with an anti-friction coating from Wiseco. The CT-1 and CT-2 are only two of the thirteen different coatings that Calico offers in their performance racing line.

Calico does all of the coatings in-house, and we were pleasantly surprised by the fast turnaround time, which was roughly 4 days including 2 days for transit. The entire process was quick, professional, and the customer service was top-notch. When we received the newly-coated parts, a thorough visual inspection proved that the coatings were of the highest quality. With quality service, a quality product, and an affordable price, we would not hesitate to suggest Calico Coatings for any high-performance engine build.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding Calico’s product line or pricing.

For more information on Calico’s performance engine line of coatings, check out The Calico Coatings Website

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  • business January 7, 2012

    Across numerous industries, Calico Coatings is customizing coating solutions that reduce friction and wear, save fuel and increase performance for their clients. Calico’s arsenal of coating solutions include ceramic, Teflon®, thermal, dry film, PVD and more.

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