NiCom® (Nikasil®) Plating and Honing

for the Porsche® 928, Cayenne, 944, & 951


Scratched and Damaged Porsche® ALUSIL® and NIKASIL® Blocks and Cylinders Repaired

We service the Porsche® 928, Cayenne, 944, 951, 911 and 968. Others by request.

TOP QUALITY: 928 Motorsports is a dealer for the US Chrome NiCom® repair system for Alusil and Nikasil blocks. Their NiCom® facility is literally just minutes up the street from our offices, providing the best service (ISO 9002 certified) you can get on your engine cylinders and blocks.

SCRATCHES vs. GOUGES: Scratched cylinder walls do not have to be the end of your engine. We can rebore, NiCom® plate them to build them up, and hone them down to final size. The finished cylinder wall is harder than the original, and will last longer. Cylinder wall scratches 0.10" inch deep or less will be removed by this boring, plating and honing process. Scratches deeper than .010" are considered "gouges" and they are too deep to remove. In this case, we recommend boring to fit the next over-sized stock or after-market piston. The process is the same after that.

WHAT IT IS: The US Chrome process is trademarked as "NiCom®", (because Porsche® holds the trademark on the term "Nikasil®") , but the process was brought over from the Mahle plant in Stuttgart and is identical to the quality and finish that Mahle performs for Porsche® on its OEM engines. There are a few other platers in the US that have an aluminum block plating process, but they do not deposit the density of 2 micron-sized carbide particles as NiCom® does, and the end result is inferior.

NiCom® is an electroplated nickel matrix with silicon carbide particles uniformly dispersed throughout. The carbide is extremely hard, but not abrasive because of its minute particle size, which averages two microns. The inclusion of these dense ceramic particles raises the hardness of the composite and provides unique properties, particularly when plated on aluminum. NiCom® has been found to be so effective that leading manufacturers (General Motors, Mercury, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and others - see pictures below) are now using it on new cylinders as well as repairs.

Adding NiCom plating to your Alusil block provides: OUR BLOCK REPAIR/PLATING SERVICE:

A WORD ABOUT PRICING: This process may look a little pricey - but if you check you will see that it is less than half the cost of purchasing a new block (if there is one available!) And small local machine shops cannot produce the NiCom® coating or the quality diamond finish honing you need. How expensive is a finished engine, assembled and in the car, that doesn't last? Now THAT's expensive!

THE WARRANTY: US Chrome and 928 Motorsports LLC® backs up all their work to you with a 1-year Limited Warranty.

NOTES:
Item Model Part Number Price (USD) Shipping*
NiCom® (Nikasil®) Plating, and Honing for the Porsche® 928 (Boring INCLUDED) 928 SHOP-NICOM-928-WBOR $2,075.00 Motor Freight - Pay the Carrier
NiCom® (Nikasil®) Plating, and Honing for the Porsche® 928 (Boring NOT Included) 928 SHOP-NICOM-928-NBOR $1,625.00 Motor Freight - Pay the Carrier
NiCom® (Nikasil®) Plating, and Honing for the Porsche® 944, 951, 968 (Boring INCLUDED) 944, 951, 968 SHOP-NICOM-944-WBOR $1,391.00 Motor Freight - Pay the Carrier
NiCom® (Nikasil®) Plating, and Honing for the Porsche® 944, 951, 968 (Boring NOT Included) 944, 951, 968 SHOP-NICOM-944-NBOR $1,391.00 Motor Freight - Pay the Carrier
NiCom® (Nikasil®) Plating, and Honing for the Porsche® Cayenne (Boring INCLUDED) Cayenne SHOP-NICOM-CAY-WBOR $2,075.00 Motor Freight - Pay the Carrier
NiCom® (Nikasil®) Plating, and Honing for the Porsche® Cayenne (Boring NOT Included) Cayenne SHOP-NICOM-CAY-NBOR $1,625.00 Motor Freight - Pay the Carrier

* Domestic US shipping shown. International shipping will be calculated based on location.

Photo Gallery:

Even deep scratches like these in this 928 block can be repaired.NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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The 928 cylinders after NiCom plating and honing.NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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This 928 motor is ready to ship. After etching, the finished block will have a dull matte finish. This customer painted his.NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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GM sends all the Corvette CF-r Race engines here to have the very same NiCom plating...NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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Harley-Davidson Racing cylinders ready to be NiCom plated....NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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Mercury Marine Racing has all their motors NiCom plated...NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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The US Chrome plant and the process is ISO 9002 certified! Quality assured!NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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This picture of the plant shows the row of clean/rinse/etch wash tanks in the center.NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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This DART Racing block is out of the etching vats and ready to be NiCom plated. Notice the rubber plugs used to avoid plating inside the lifter bores. On 928 and 944 motors, a coating is also used to prevent the depositing of NiCom material in our Crankshaft Main Bearing areasNiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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Three of the many NiCom electro-plating vatsNiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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The special instructions for your engine travel with your block through the factory every step of the way...NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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This is the special 10-bit diamond hone that will be used on your Porsche® engine. Common honing bits are 6 or 8-bit units. This 10-bit unit will produce a bore that is more perfectly cylindrical than others.NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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Here is the Tech using the Sunnun honing machine to put the finish hone on the NiCom plated block.NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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After a few passes, he checks for finished bore size to spec.NiCom (Nikasil ) Plating and Honing for the Porsche® 928, 944, 951

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