Satellite Dishes are Gray Because…

January 13, 2010 at 12:19 am Leave a comment

They are primed for painting. That’s right, it’s not just any gray: it’s primer gray. That means your dish can blend in or compliment your house if you paint it.

As for the type of paint, many people report good results with rust-oleum and Krylon Fusion (or similar).

If your dish is not gray then you may want to prime it first.

Tips:

  • do not paint over the LNB (plastic cap at the focal point of the dish – see picture)
  • only use satin/flat paint (not glossy or metallic)
  • do not move the dish while painting it (unless you plan to re-aim it)
  • do not hurt yourself

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PS – Sorry to my readers in “grey” countries. :)

Sources: Helium, DSS Geeks, Satellite Guys

Photo: angelrravelor a3r (cc)

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