IHRA announces Best Appearing Crew award presented by Armor Coat Ceramic Header Coating (AFI) at Summit Pro-Am Tour events

Select divisions of the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by Amsoil will receive an added special award to the divisional weekends on behalf of Armor Coat Ceramic Header Coatings. Winning teams will also receive a $50 credit toward a complete header coating and customized winning team t-shirts.

“This donation is a great outreach for Armor Coat, is appreciated by the IHRA and will be cherished by the racers who receive the award,” Division Director Jon O’Neal said. “It’s great to see someone willing to reach out and support these racers directly.”

In an effort to support the grassroots of IHRA racing, Armor Coat will also be donating a free ceramic header coating to the 2014 Summit Super Series Mod World Champion.

Racers in the Patriots, Heat Wave, North Stars, Renegades and Raiders Divisions of the Pro Am-Tour will be eligible for the award throughout the 2014 season.

“Armor Coat™ is an aluminum ceramic formulation that was developed by NASA to protect parts from thermal destruction and we’ve taken that same technology and brought it into the motorsports world,” explained Aesthetic Finishers Inc. President, Bill Coomer. “So with Armor Coat™, you’re not only getting a very aesthetic looking part, but also a part that is not going to break down from the inside out due to the corrosive characteristics of the exhaust gases. You will also benefit from the thermal properties of the ceramic coating by keeping more heat in the pipe and not under your hood, which can and will rob horsepower by raising the temperature of everything including your fuel.

“In various dyno tests over the years, we have seen some pretty impressive horsepower gains by using the header coating both internally and externally. That’s cheap horsepower,” he added. “Additional horsepower all while prolonging the life of a set of headers.”

“We have worked with IHRA racers Kevin and Kathy Fisher for quite a few years and knew when we were ready to get even more involved with the sport of drag racing, they would be our guide,” Coomer pointed out. “They have been out there doing this for a long time and they have put our products to the test. We’re pleased to be able to work with them as we move further into the drag racing scene and when Kathy put together the opportunity to be a part of the IHRA program, we were happy to jump on board.”

Armor Coat™ is not a new offering from Aesthetic Finishers and the company has a proven track record with their product dating back to 1996. “We are proud to have thousands upon thousands of happy customers from tractor pullers to sprint cars to NASCAR, hot rodders and drag racers that continue to be return customers when they have a part that needs coated,” noted Coomer. “We have a tightly controlled process that has been refined over years. It comes down to how we apply the coating. It’s repeatable and it’s consistent.”

The chrome finish Armor Coat™ will withstand up to 1,350 degrees, while the black finish boasts a tolerance all the way up to 2,000 degrees.

Aesthetic Finishers operates in a soon to be 120,000, sq. ft. facility and calls Piqua, Ohio their home. In addition to servicing the motorsports world with the capability of individual parts coating and Armor Coat™ ceramic coating, their industrial side coats high volume runs for many of today’s top manufactures. They even offer an extensive line of firearm coating options and graphics.

For more information, visit their website www.afipowder.com, as well as their page on Facebook.Armor Coat Dragon

Performance by Fisher Racing – Powder & Ceramic Coating Services by AFI

Recap – March 8-10 – 10th Annual Race Cars & Future Stars Expo – Piqua, OH – Kathy and Lil’ Vixen on hand for event! – This article from last Monday’s Piqua Daily Call – http://performancebyfisher.com/news_3613.html
Kathy & Kevin Fisher – Lima, Ohio – NHRA/IHRA Sportsman Drag Racing Team – Top Dragster & Super Comp/Quick Rod — As seen on Married With Dragsters Featured on www.competitionplus.tv


This years event was filled with future stars and their cars. Leading the pack this year was Performance by Fisher race team and there K&N Orange and black killer paint job.
Performance by Fisher utilizes the best in powder and ceramic coating materials and services. They choose Aesthetic Finishers Incorporated for their coating needs year after year. This particular car has a beautiful powder coated frame and ceramic coated headers by AFI.
We always strive to offer the greatest coating and quality services to all our customers and get the call year after from many racers / builders to finish their vehicles frames, bodies, rims, header, valve covers, exhaust, and much more.


Finish First Start With AFI!!

Kathy Fisher and Bill Coomer (VP of AFI) at Miami Valley Centre Mall March 2013

Fisher Racing
Headers and other ceramic coated components, Frame and other powder coated parts coated by Aesthetic Finishers Inc. “Your Powder & Ceramic Coating Specialist”


Visit the contact page for a quote on your parts today!


Custom Screen Printing Specials

Aesthetic Finishers is you source for custom screen printing and graphics. We specialize in hot rod / motorsport design and graphics and can also design anything for anyone.

We are now a power house in the print industry with a state of the art automatic printing press with 12 color stations. We utilize the best inks and have access to any brand of clothing by several different distributors. We can print a few hundred shirts an hour so no job is too big. We prefer a minimum of 144 shirts but necessary. This would be in your best interest so that you get more profit from you investment. Below you can find the info regarding the 144 unit special.

144 shirts any size S – 3XL / Any color / Up to 6 color printed one side and 2 on the reverse. (Large back and small logo on front chest is the most typical) / Choice of Mens, Womans, Youth / For only $7.50 Each =’s $1080 for all 144 units

Now that’s a deal!

Contact Josh Tidwell Direct for more info at : jtidwell@afipowder.com / 937-778-8777



Cerakote your firearms with AFI

AFI is a Certified Cerakote Firearm Applicator “Cerakote is ranked #1 in firearm coatings”


Cerakote firearm coatings improve performance and reliability over conventional finishes. This state-of-the-art coating technology out-performs any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and the real world applications.

  • Superior wear resistance
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Impact & scratch resistant
  • Maximum adhesion
  • Low dry-film thickness
  • Maximum hardness
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Maximum flexability
  • High surface coverage
  • Easy Application
  • Air or oven cure systems
  • Smooth, consistent finish
  • VOC exempt in all 50 states
  • Made in the U.S.A.

From 1 firearm to 100,000, AFI has all the latest technology to complete any job.Take advantage of our firearm product decorations as well. We can create custom graphics patterns for your firearms such as,

  • Camo
  • Digital Camo
  • Hunter Camo
  • Spider webbing
  • Tiger Striping
  • Snake Scaling
  • Swirls
  • Foliage
  • Much much more

Several products can be cerakoted such as:

  • Guns of all makes and models
  • Knifes and blades
  • Cross Bows
  • Much Much More

Cerakote Application

Follow the link below to get a quote today! Thanks!

request a quote



Racing Frame “Freshen Up” Specials

Freshen up your racing frame and chassis with Aesthetics premiere powder coating. Find Coating Specials on frames for:

  • Go Karts – $125.00
  • Mini Sprint – $225.00
  • Sprint car – $275.00
  • E Mod – $600.00
  • Late Model race cars – $600.00

*Price includes thermal stripping and powder coating*

  • All V8 Race Headers Ceramic Coated for $200.00
  • Must mention flyer ad to receive discount and have work done by Feb 15th 2013

Visit www.afipowder.com/contact-us for a quick quote form.



Industrial / Commercial Powder Coating Services


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From 1 part to 100,000′s of parts, AFI is your one stop powder coating source. What Needs Industrial Powder Coating? Metal Industrial parts Metal Military parts and air-crafts Firearms High temp metals Aluminum and steel die castings Wrought iron fences … Continue reading