FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS POWDER COATING?

Powder coating is a durable polyester decorative coating that is applied with an electrostatic gun. It is applied after preparation and pre-treatment to thickness of 50 to 80 microns. Once coated it is baked/cured in an oven at 200 degrees for approx. 20 minutes. Once cooled the finish is hard and ready for use.

IS POWDER COATING A PROTECTIVE COATING?

No, it is a highly durable decorative finish. Corrosion protection can be provided by either chemical pre-treatment or Zinc rich and Epoxy powder primers.
This preparation is provided prior to the application of the final colour.

WHAT MATERIALS CAN BE COATED?

All types of metal substraights including:

  • Mild steel

  • Pre galvanised steel

  • Aluminium 

  • Hot dipped Galvanising(HDG)

  • Cast aluminium and iron

  • Stainless steel

  • Zinc and galvabond sheet

  • Brass and copper

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY ITEMS BEFORE COATING?

  • All plastics, wiring, seals ( anything that will melt) must be removed.

  • Provide drainage holes in sealed hollow sections.

  • Tape any treads that you don’t want painted.

WHAT SIZE ITEM CAN I COAT?

We have  2 ovens:

  • 1 for long items (like pipe) 0.6m W x 6.7m L x 1.8m H

  • 1 for large bulky items (like ute trays) 2.4m W x 9.4m L x 2.8m H

            

CAN I GET A WARRANTY?

Yes you can, depending on the items:

  • intended use

  • location

  • pre-treatment option

  • powder durability

HOW CAN I GET A QUOTE AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Send us an email with a photo of your item

  • Drawings/diagrams of sizing

  • What material it is made from

  • What location it will be going

  • Receive a quote within 24hrs

  • Receive powder coated goods within 4-5 days