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I painted my satellite dish.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Armando Zamora, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. Armando Zamora

    Armando Zamora Second Unit

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    I didn't know if this was the right forum to post my topic. While it ain't "graduate school" material, it was a DIY project nonetheless.
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  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Thats cool! Do you use any sort of special paint on there?
     
  3. Armando Zamora

    Armando Zamora Second Unit

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    Originally, I was just going to use Rustoleum spray paint. But, during my research on what types and colors of paints to use, I learned that you should not use any glossy-type paint and should stick to a flat finish. None of the spray paints that I could find had the colors that I needed in a flat finish, so my next resort was to have the colors mixed. A flat-finish exterior paint suitable for fiberglass or metal surfaces will do.

    -Armando
     
  4. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Flat? Really? Just making an uneducated guess based on how I understand dishes to work, I would think you would want a glossy, more reflective surface... but, I guess I am mistaken.

    I don't suppose you see any loss in reception due to this?

    The beauty of this is for those who don't enjoy the look of a gray dish mounted on their house, they could go with matching the color to their siding and such.... eenteresting!
     
  5. Mark Fitzsimmons

    Mark Fitzsimmons Supporting Actor

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    Booo!
    It'd be alot better if it was scarlet and gray. [​IMG]
    Nice job regardless...
     
  6. Seth_L

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    I hope you didn't use radar absorbant paint. [​IMG]
    Seth
     
  7. Armando Zamora

    Armando Zamora Second Unit

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  8. Craig Woodhall

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    Armando,

    that is exactly right, flat is the way to go..
     
  9. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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  10. Bryan Michael

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    not a bad job but your colors suck you should have just mixed the 2 colors and painted the dish then ass a big white S
     

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