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Painting a Sky Dish

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Renrag, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Renrag

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    Does anyone know a good reason why one should not paint a Sky Dish (not the LNB) in order to blend it it with the background. I am thinking of using Weathershield type outdoor emulsion as used on the supporting wall ?
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    As long as the paint is non metallic , it shouldn't affect performance.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
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    #14: Can I paint the dish antenna so that it blends in with my house?

    Answer: You can paint your dish antenna. We recommend that you use a flat paint, rather than glossy, to reduce the possibilities of problems from reflected heat at the LNBF. Also, do not get any paint on the LNBF.

    http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/products/installation/single_dish_faq/index.shtml

    some other vaguely interesting info on here incase you wondered, can't vouch for the accuracy but my cousin over in the good ole US of A uses these folks.
     
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    Bloke down our street has a larger motorised dish (about 1 metre) strapped to the side of his house... which he's neatly camouflaged by painting bricks onto the mesh.

    Must remember to take a piccy for posting next time I'm passing. It's a work of art! Took him the best part of a week!
     
  5. Chris Muriel

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    I'm not arty - but I do have "deemed planing permission" which you can get once it's been up for 4 years ; it just needs a couple of affadavits from your neighbours.
    (Dish is 2 metres high and 1.8m wide - Channelmaster 1-piece offset).
    It helps that it's below eye level on the flat roof of the sunlounge (on a non penetrating mount) and it's at the back of the house not the front.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    Do you rent it out to SETI during the day when you're at work? :D
     
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    I wish I could (safely and without hassle) have a larger one ; I went for the largest 1-piece offset dish that I could find.
    By USA standards it hardly even classifies as a BUD (common acronym over there for Big Ugly Dish) ; I have many friends over there with 10-12 foot dishes and a few with larger (18 and 26 feet).
    A work colleague in Ireland has the identical dish to mine - but he also has a 3 metre (petal not one piece) prime focus dish ; when my wife and I stayed at his house, I was able to demonstrate to her that she shouldn't fret over my tiny installation !

    Chris Muriel, Manchester (USA Euro correspondent for the USA PMEG/DVB satforums - www.satforums.com)
     

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