Can i paint my dish?

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Can i paint my dish?

If so, whats the best paint to use?

Spay or brush?

Any colours to avoid?
 
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Yes you can paint it, I have used a Cellulose spray, made up for me by the local paint wholesaler and it works well. I aked him about the lead content and was informed that it was so small as to make little difference (which was correct), but this is less important on a metal dish anyway.

Colour wise, avoid metalic finishes and brilliant white gloss, try and use a matt finish.
 
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What do you think about me just using some exterior brush paint on it?
 
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As long as it isn't gloss or lead based, you should be OK, but it probably won't be ideal. Matt is always best.
 
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As long as it isn't gloss or lead based, you should be OK, but it probably won't be ideal. Matt is always best.
I have used a paint similar to Hammerite, in matt black which was OK
 
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What colour would be best? I waas wondering if a terracotta type shade would be good at 'blending in' the dish into the brickwork.

(My dish is mounted on the front wall below the roofline
 
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NB I have a white Triax 88 which I think would look better in black or 'brick' colour. All the neighbours have those 45cm mini-dishes so mine is going to really stick out.

BTW.... pole up, motor up just waiting to get the dish on now! So what colour do you guys think I should paint it, if at all.
 
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Best of luck with the dish Martin, and welcome to the world of motorised viewing. I would leave the dish as is, let all the neighbours see it. When they ask what it can do, bring them round and show them 20 seconds of Kiosk 9 then tell them all to go home.
 
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martinw01908 said:
NBSo what colour do you guys think I should paint it, if at all.
Post a picture of the wall its on and we can probably give advice

Sometimes a really garish colour scheme and floodlighting can work wonders :D
 
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Ok you guys may well laugh at me now.... I have painted it black - BUT used Hammerite high temperature resistant matt paint. Thought it would look smaller to the neigbours that way.

The only problem is that I'm not sure how waterproof it is as it is not really exterior paint. (I find out later after my eagerness to put it up wore off) Now I don't know if to put it up and risk it or try to scrub it all off and find some better paint!!!
I tried rubbing it off with water- it stays put ok. I tried spraying water onto the dish it leaves water marks on the paint when dry.

I used to know what was going on and was organised in life...until I started this satellite project! Any advice?
 
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NB: I could buy another dish but it seems impossible to find a black 88cm anywhere, they are all white triax ones. I couldn't find any brick colour paint either. I don't want it to put it up and then find all the paint comes off making it looking even worse. :confused
 
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martinw01908 said:
I couldn't find any brick colour paint either.
The really difficult bit is finding a brick paint which gives the correct mortar lines when painted on...

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If you look in the yellow pages for Paint, Varnish and Laquer suppliers, you'll find someone to mix you a spray can to almost any colour.
 
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We are not laughing at you , but with you.
 
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Used to paint my dishes with a paint called Metalac,from an edinburgh company called craig and rose.They use it for the forth rail bridge so is very good. You can get it in any colour and you can get thinners so you can spray it ;)
 
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