Where Can I Buy Paint For My Dish?

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dj9928

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#1
I've been in and around car shops looking black non metalic spray paint, but all the do is the shiney type stuff which apparantly you don't use, i'm after the dull paint and can't find it anywhere,

Could anyone find some on the net??
 

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#2
You must have been going to the wrong places, my local car shops sell matt black paint... :confused

But if you look on ebay for matt black spray paint I'm sure there's plenty to be had, albeit a lot more expensive than from a car shop....:)
 

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If you phone any commercial paint supplier, they will sell commercial non-gloss spray paint and normally put it into cans for you.
 

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I think it is better to use a shiny paint

What U want is the electromagnetic rays to bounce from the dish into the LNB

The shinier the better (nice word there - shinier ???) but I think U know what I mean:)

After U painted it, wax it. Make it like a mirror
 

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That'll fry your LNB next sun pass )(-red

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dig deep said:
I think it is better to use a shiny paint

What U want is the electromagnetic rays to bounce from the dish into the LNB

The shinier the better (nice word there - shinier ???) but I think U know what I mean:)

After U painted it, wax it. Make it like a mirror
That's great, if you like cooking your LNBs... :-rofl2
 

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#7
Commercial grade cellulose is what you need, it isn't high gloss, but not matt either. :)
 

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you can get matt paint from any shop realy, i went to an ordinary paint shop and bought some matt for my dishes, works perfect
 
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Green Cuprinol fence paint on mine for the last three years, hasn't cracked, peeled at all no lost of signal.. Best of all it blends in to surroundings...
 

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#10
I saw this on a FAQ satellite site.

You could always paint it green to match the garden. Ordinary car spray will be fine providing a thin single coat is put on the reflecting surface and it must be matt or it will reflect light and heat as well as the signal. The heat will burn through the feedhorn cap and let the spiders in.
THEY BLOCK THE SIGNAL - use matt paint. Car primer is ideal.

 
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