1.5T Ceramic Coating PRL DP

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Hey all,
I’ve searched and searched the forums for more info on this but have only come across one thread where someone did this. I would love to know if anyone else has any experience!

I just sent my newly delivered PRL catted DP v2 off to get ceramic coated.

The shop I went with had tons of positive reviews and great testimonies from different work from engine headers to lawn chairs etc.

I’ve read many people talk about not having issues just mounting on non ceramic coated DP without any sort of heat shielding (while also living in places where the high is 80-90*) but I live in Arizona and with the summer quickly approaching and the 118* heat around the corner. I was curious if anyone else has powder coated their DP, and if so have you noticed less lost power during hot times general reliability of your vehicle related to heat.

Obviously not everyone lives in Arizona, but I would love insight for all locations to get an idea

My thought process is to try and get as much heat out of the engine bay as quickly as possible and keep those iat’s low.
Thank You! :thumbsup:



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Hey all,
I’ve searched and searched the forums for more info on this but have only come across one thread where someone did this. I would love to know if anyone else has any experience!

I just sent my newly delivered PRL catted DP v2 off to get ceramic coated.

The shop I went with had tons of positive reviews and great testimonies from different work from engine headers to lawn chairs etc.

I’ve read many people talk about not having issues just mounting on non ceramic coated DP without any sort of heat shielding (while also living in places where the high is 80-90*) but I live in Arizona and with the summer quickly approaching and the 118* heat around the corner. I was curious if anyone else has powder coated their DP, and if so have you noticed less lost power during hot times general reliability of your vehicle related to heat.

Obviously not everyone lives in Arizona, but I would love insight for all locations to get an idea

My thought process is to try and get as much heat out of the engine bay as quickly as possible and keep those iat’s low.
Thank You! :thumbsup:
I got my RV6 catted dp with a silver ceramic coating. I hope it helped the engine bay temps, but without a direct comparison, I don't know. The AC heats up the engine compartment so much that it confuses things here in hot Texas.
 
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So I just got my DP back from the shop and I’m super happy with how it turned out.
I left it outside in the sun (106* and sunny today).
I checked it after an hour and it was still cool to touch. I’m super excited to get it mounted this weekend.

I’ll keep everyone updated how the install goes, as well as post install temperatures.
Here are some before and after photos.
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Hey all,
I’ve searched and searched the forums for more info on this but have only come across one thread where someone did this. I would love to know if anyone else has any experience!

I just sent my newly delivered PRL catted DP v2 off to get ceramic coated.

The shop I went with had tons of positive reviews and great testimonies from different work from engine headers to lawn chairs etc.

I’ve read many people talk about not having issues just mounting on non ceramic coated DP without any sort of heat shielding (while also living in places where the high is 80-90*) but I live in Arizona and with the summer quickly approaching and the 118* heat around the corner. I was curious if anyone else has powder coated their DP, and if so have you noticed less lost power during hot times general reliability of your vehicle related to heat.

Obviously not everyone lives in Arizona, but I would love insight for all locations to get an idea

My thought process is to try and get as much heat out of the engine bay as quickly as possible and keep those iat’s low.
Thank You! :thumbsup:
best way to reduce IAT1 pre-intercooler is to get CAI and heat wrap it, I have seen instant drop of IAT when i got CAI with the holes on foglight grill. For IAT2 post-intercooler you will definitely need aftermarket intercooler, the place i live the summer get hot and humid day time is over 35-40c and i still see my IAT2 5c over ambient temp.
Ceramic coating dp is best way to reduce engine bay temp where it affect the engine temp and coolant temp, also our civic engine bay is very congested and no air ventilated so i made some holes on the left side foglight grill to match the right side foglight grill.
 
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best way to reduce IAT1 pre-intercooler is to get CAI and heat wrap it, I have seen instant drop of IAT when i got CAI with the holes on foglight grill. For IAT2 post-intercooler you will definitely need aftermarket intercooler, the place i live the summer get hot and humid day time is over 35-40c and i still see my IAT2 5c over ambient temp.
Ceramic coating dp is best way to reduce engine bay temp where it affect the engine temp and coolant temp, also our civic engine bay is very congested and no air ventilated so i made some holes on the left side foglight grill to match the right side foglight grill.

Aftermarket IC is definitely next on the list! I knew that it got a little stuffy under the hood, but I never thought to cut those little holes to help vent until then!
I guess that’s why they are “vents” to begin with 😂

Super appreciate your response and insight!
 

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the coated DP should cut down around 30% of the heat it would if it wasn't coated. It'll definitely help your underhood temps but I would still put the heatshield to help out a bit more.
 

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So I just got my DP back from the shop and I’m super happy with how it turned out.
I left it outside in the sun (106* and sunny today).
I checked it after an hour and it was still cool to touch. I’m super excited to get it mounted this weekend.

I’ll keep everyone updated how the install goes, as well as post install temperatures.
Here are some before and after photos.
371090C8-FBF6-4EC5-8128-AA3385AD759F.jpeg
E356EFEA-6EE8-453A-A225-3D438060F41E.jpeg
4B1F7A6F-1812-4610-B453-759C29CF184C.jpeg
7B8A04A4-FAFC-4879-9CED-7D74210D3D9E.jpeg
Nice look! Very spiffy.
 








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