We're often asked about color options for our KyoKote coatings and if we can do bronze, gold, or other colors. We CAN attempt other colors, however, the resulting color and look is highly dependent on a lot of factors - the aluminum alloy, the manufacturing technique (machined, cast, etc.), the length of time the part stays in the dye tank, the dye concentration, part surface finish, coating thickness, the amount of Teflon impregnation, and much more. Because of this, we can not guarantee a particular color; even black can come out looking more like gray on castings. Regardless of color, though, all the coatings have the same performance characteristics.
The images show various colors of KyoKote: black, bronze, and clear KyoKote on WP tubes, as well as clear KyoKote on a transmission shift drum. The other image shows a raw aluminum part next to clear KyoKote on a Showa shock body, and the same shift drum from the previous image. Note that the shift drum and the Showa shock body were done in the same batch! The vast difference in color is due to the different aluminum alloy each part is made from, and the manufacturing process - cast shock body vs. a machined shift drum.
So because of the high variability in final color, we only offer black and clear as standard color options. But if you're willing to risk it, we can attempt a dyed bronze or gold color; we just can't guarantee the result. Another thing to keep in mind is that the coating results in a matte appearance. So gold can come out looking yellow-ish and bronze comes out brown-ish. That's a byproduct of the Teflon impregnation. And unfortunately, there's no getting around that as the Teflon is what's giving our coating such high performance characteristics. If after reading all that you still want to move forward with a color other than clear or black, send an email to Sales@LuxonMX.com for more details.