Painting ants

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PeteRipp
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Painting ants

Post by PeteRipp » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:14 pm

Afternoon!

Just scored a lovely shiny new stainless VHF yagi,
Problem is, it is shiny....

What is the go with painiting it? Apart from the stickability of paint to stainless, does paint- say enamel or 2 pack deafen it any?

Was thinking a nice drB olive colour or Dr Evil black?

Or is anodising the answer?

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Re: Painting ants

Post by roland985 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:05 pm

Painting ants usually just pisses them off. It also leaves a hell of a mess

In all seriousness though, I've had luck with painting my vehicle's UHF antennas using fiddly bits black gloss spray paint. I now have black antennas, not shiny stainless steel antennas.
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Re: Painting ants

Post by matth2004 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:35 am

Grab the paint you want, grab a non metallic version and then spray it onto say a bit of A4 paper and stick it in the microwave (after the paint dries fully). Stick it on for 20 or 30 seconds and then if the paint is nice and cool it's good to use on the antenna as it will be RF transparent.
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