Removing plasti-kote paint from CH Master dish

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#1
Hi all

A few years ago I painted my Channel master dish with plati-kote paint. This is beginning to come off with the weather. How easy would it be to remove it the paint? I dont want to damage the mesh by using any chemicals etc.

Anyone know what I can use? The dish was painted green, think I should of made it brown to blend in during the winter!

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#2
Give it some gentle treatment to start with

:-flame :-boom :-uzi

Second thoughts just try some Nitromose but wear protective goggles over your eyes
 
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Thanks for that, I'll give it a go in the summer
 
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Nitromors is nasty stuff - you dont want it on your skin, and you certainly dont want it splashing in you eyes.. Goggles are essential.
 
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Hope it wont damage the dish, by melting it :eek:
 
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Might be worth painting some on an umimportant bit on the back first... just in case
 
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Erm, I know this sounds silly, but if Nitromors doesn't make a wooden chair dissapear, surely it won't dissolve a Metal dish....:-rofl2
 
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Ah - but this one is almost certainly a fiberglass dish ;) They have mesh embedded in them to reflect the satellite signals
 
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Analoguesat said:
Ah - but this one is almost certainly a fiberglass dish ;) They have mesh embedded in them to reflect the satellite signals
Ah, thought he meant one of them "old sky" CM dishes.... :-ohmy
 
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