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Paint a dish

adamclark1234

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My Satellite Setup
Digiquest p2000
Moetek disceq motor
pace 3110 Sky+ (160gb)
Eurostar diseqc switch
Phillips dvd recorder
80 cm Dish (0.2db dual)
Sky Minidish (0.6db quad)
X-box (chipped)
My Location
london
#1
found another 80cm dish out on the street sadly it was covered in grafiti, and not good grafiti. So my question is can i paint a dish.
 

gauch21

I need a RedBull
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My Satellite Setup
HOTBIRD 4/6 & NSS6 ON ZENEGA CD-1005S with 1 CI-slot & 1 smart-card reader (CONAX Embedded), DISEqC SWITCH, MATRIX O3ZONE LOADED WITH UCAS3.2 & MR 1.220
My Location
India
#2
yes you can paint the dish, but it should be smooth
 
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Jeff_19341

Guest
#3
A good quality external gloss should do, you can even use spray paint as long as it is not metal based.
Below is my 85cm dish before I changed to a 1m. Yellow is Crown exterior paint, black is common blackboard paint.
 

adamclark1234

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Digiquest p2000
Moetek disceq motor
pace 3110 Sky+ (160gb)
Eurostar diseqc switch
Phillips dvd recorder
80 cm Dish (0.2db dual)
Sky Minidish (0.6db quad)
X-box (chipped)
My Location
london
#4
Cheers Guys
 

adamclark1234

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Digiquest p2000
Moetek disceq motor
pace 3110 Sky+ (160gb)
Eurostar diseqc switch
Phillips dvd recorder
80 cm Dish (0.2db dual)
Sky Minidish (0.6db quad)
X-box (chipped)
My Location
london
#6
Analoguesat said:
Car primer in an appropriate colour is supposed to work well.
Followed your advice
 

Rob

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate TMS-1500 CI+ "patched" receiver, 90cm p/f 36v motorised dish, Inverto C120 0.3db LNB, Moteck V-Box 2, Packard Bell 6052 XP Home computer, Toshiba A60 laptop, and lots of Russian Vodka !
My Location
Essex
#7
Make sure that the paint is a matt finish, not gloss.
A gloss finish plus strong sunlight can damage the lnb.
 

adamclark1234

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Digiquest p2000
Moetek disceq motor
pace 3110 Sky+ (160gb)
Eurostar diseqc switch
Phillips dvd recorder
80 cm Dish (0.2db dual)
Sky Minidish (0.6db quad)
X-box (chipped)
My Location
london
#8
Rob said:
Make sure that the paint is a matt finish, not gloss.
A gloss finish plus strong sunlight can damage the lnb.
See the pictures of it on my other entry in this forum
 

jack-le-frost

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My Satellite Setup
Echostar 3600
1.2 channel master
loads of cams and cards
and extra bits and bobs
My Location
northwest
#9
painted mine as not to offend the grassing neighbours
 
J

Jeff_19341

Guest
#10
Mine was painted to p*ss off the grassing neighbours who made me take down the 1.25m dish. Never had any problems with useing gloss paint though. Mind you I did not paint the whole face of the dish
 

nopfusch

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My Satellite Setup
sAT.: EechostarDVB 1000Ci2 (no 7 tears old and faulty), one Analogue receiver threshold -3dB, even older but still in good working order, 3.6m mesh dish with positioner, California feedhorn with mech. polarizer and C- and Ku- Band LNBs.
PC1 P4 2.2GH
My Location
South Africa, Johbg., 26.2S, 28.1 E
#11
A friend of mine (an excellent spray painter for cars etc.) sprayed his dish, not telling me.
After 2 month he had no reception. Lucky for him, he had a LNB (California) with a LED visible outside, to indicate power at the LNB. That LED was off (he looked at night time from ground - ususlly easily visible). Next day he phoned me and he sounded very exited. - We have a biiig short, the front cover of the LNB melted away and I have no picture - . Not knowing what to say, I visited him.
But when I saw that shiny, in dark brown (to match the face briks) spotless spraypainted dish, I knew what happened. The LNB was virtually fried & cooked.
LNB was replaced but first -
- dish down, water grinding paper 600 (or whatever he called it) and the paint received after some effort, a matt finish. That was 6 Years back. Replaced LNB still working.

Regards
nopfusch