Our Quality Process

How It Works

Preparation

This is the most important area of any surface finishing process. The vast majority of powder coating failures can be traced to a lack of a suitable preparation. Different materials require different preparation procedures.

For example, steel product is sand blasted clean before the powder is applied whilst aluminium requires a dipping process.

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Application

The powder is applied with an electrostatic spray gun to a part that is at earth (or ground). Before the powder is sent to the gun it is fluidised to separate the individual grains of powder and so improve the electrostatic charge that can be applied to the powder and so that the powder flows more easily to the gun. Because the powder particles are electrostatically charged, the powder wraps around to the back of the part as it passes by towards the air off-take system. By collecting the powder, which passes by the job, and filtering it, the efficiency of the process can be increased to 95% material usage.

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Cook, cool and serve...

The powder will remain attached to the part as long as some of the electrostatic charge remains on the powder. To obtain the final solid, tough, abrasion resistant coating, the powder coated items are placed in an oven and heated to temperatures that range from 160 to 210° C.

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Colours we use

"We use Downs Powdercoaters for all our protective coating needs. They offer an excellent product, are very efficient and pay great attention to detail. In our line of business, how well the product is finished, is as important as how well it is made, therefore the choice is simple, Downs Powdercoaters."

Paul Foran, Director
Superior Screens Toowoomba

"I have been using the services of Downs Powdercoating since 2008 when they opened there doors for business for all my powdercoating. I have found Ross and the staff to be a great asset to my business because of the quality Powdercoating, and especially the great service they provide to my business. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Downs Powdercoating to any of my friends for their personal needs or to any of my other business associates. Thanks Ross and staff for providing to a great service."

Wayne Althaus
Althaus Security, Toowoomba

"We have been using Downs Powdercoating for all our powdercoating needs since they commenced trading in 2008. They offer a service that is second to none and always ensure that products leave their workshop in top condition. Their prompt, reliable and friendly service ensures that they supply quality finished products for our company every time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Downs Powdercoating services to anyone who asks."

Mark Leicht, Managing Director
Leicht's Country Industries Australia

About Us

Situated in the heart of Toowoomba, we service the Greater Toowoomba and Darling Downs region. See our work:

Our Philosophy

QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP
A Standard Worth Considering.

Downs Powdercoating prides itself on customer service and attention to detail. We offer our customers consistent high quality powder coating services.

Our Partners

We acknowledge the ongoing support of our product partners:

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