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Tampa-based Engine Armor Performance Coatings specializes in ceramic-based and high-performance powder coating solutions for automotive, motorcycle and marine applications. Ceramic coatings increase service life by protecting parts from thermal fatigue and reducing friction, and will produce more usable power.
“We also provide custom powder coating services for customers who are looking for attractive, long wearing and chemical resistant finishes,” according to Engine Armor. “These coatings are a great complement to ceramic coatings when appearance is of primary concern and heat or friction will not affect the coatings performance.”
“We race what we apply, having tested our coatings during full seasons of road racing V-8 Mustangs, where extreme temperatures are experienced by the engines and drivetrain. The engines remain between 3500 and 7000 rpm for up to 40 minutes at a time. After a full season, there is no deterioration of the coatings appearance, thermal or lubrication properties.” The company also does parts polishing for its customers.
Engine Armor looks to provide its customers with the best coatings solutions possible to meet their performance and appearance needs.
Engine Armor can be reached at 1529 Hobbs St. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, call (813) 685-8333 or visit or

PHOTO CAPTION: Engine Armor Performance Coatings worked on a valve cover and other assorted pieces for an MR2 project in Caribbean Blue and chrome/clear power coat. Here are the different coatings, powder coating on the valve cover, ceramic coating on the heat shield, and a clear-coated and polished turbo housing.