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    painting the dish

    has anyone painted there dish ? want to upgrade mine to 1.2m but would like to paint it so it blends in with the brick wall just not sure what kind of spray paint to use ?

    thanx

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    painted mine a while back using plastikote matt spray paint.

    make sure you dont get a metalic or glossy finnish as this reflects more sunlight on to the lnb and can casue dammage

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    Painted all of my dishes in the past and my current dish is also painted brown to match the fence behind it.

    Use a spray the one Zad mentioned is the one I use, get it in most DIY shops.

    Just don't use metallic finish.

    See difference below.
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    Keano looks like the first coat is nearly dry you'll neen another gallon or two to finish it off

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    They are the pictures from last year when I first put it up, looks a lot better now.
    The fence has been replaced with new panels and dark brown fence paint and some plants and climbers have started to grow up the trellis and fence.

    You would not know it was there unless you really looked for it

    Well worth it in the end, Showsports is out of this world for the footy and its weird because they have deffo modelled themselves on sky sports and even have the same voice over guy.
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    >keano..fixed dish?..channel master?..1.8m?

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    No m8, 240CM with motor for east/west and motor for up and down.

    I can get from 1.0w to 20.0w but have it fixed 99% of time on 7.0w

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    cheers for that guys I will paint it camaflague colours with plastikote paint hopefully they will have it at the local depot.

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    Painted the one on the right about 5/6 years ago with green/black car spray paint - it's non-metalic gloss finish, but hasn't made any difference to signal:

    Last edited by tt2xr; 28-04-2008 at 05:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrlika View Post
    cheers for that guys I will paint it camaflague colours with plastikote paint hopefully they will have it at the local depot.
    That is easier said than done. When I tried to generate a camouflage effect it ended up looking like a clown .

    You need to stick to darkish colours (green background) with vertical squiggles and streaks of dark brown or black.

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    keano would that dish not be better mounted on the chimney so you can get a better sweep. ha ha . that is some dish, nice one m8.
    her indoors thinks my 1m dish is big.

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    I read on another forum that a silver based paint improves the dish performance.
    Have not tried it myself.

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