Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
TruDat's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
Re-painting satellite dome

My satellite dome was painted to match the coach from the factory... but the paint is coming off and I need to re-paint it. Is there anything special I need to know? I just plan on sanding the old paint and re-painting with a spray can. What say you?
__________________

__________________
- 2008 Mandalay Presidio 38D - Cummins ISC 360hp, 1050ft/lb torque - Allison 3000 trans.

Happy Wife = Happy Life! ... and that brings "Miles of Smiles"
TruDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-08-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
Hmm.. Would it be worth it to take it to a body shop and have them primer and paint?
__________________

__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
doc
Senior Member
 
doc's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dixie !! (north Georgia) USA
Posts: 2,953
Read an article several years ago about just such an undertaking. Something to do with a fellow painting a dome and could not get a signal afterward. Turns out he had used some sort of paint with a material that would not pass a satellite signal. I believe he was using some sort of reflective paint. Too many years to recall clearly :(
__________________
doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
vraines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 695
Check with one of the manufacturers like Winegard, as I am sure there is a special paint for the domes. I doubt if you will be happy with regular automotive paint or hardware store paint as you will likely block the signal.
__________________
2007 Dutch Star 4320
2010 Mazda Miata 6 speed
Roadmaster tow
vraines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Yuma (winter)
Posts: 115
We winter in Yuma. Mine started looking crappy from the road so I took it off, stripped it, then took it across to Los Algodones and had a desert mural painted all the way around it in colors that blended with the RV. I like to haggle so I got 'em down to $40.00 and looks way cool. Signal is fine. Had them do my portable dish also (another $20.00). That being said, if you take it to a body shop, it's gonna cost you some serious jack between matching the paint and the clear coat. If that was my only option as it may be yours, I'd see what the price on a new black one was since it's going to happen again. Paint gets beat up from the road and weather. You can also check e-bay for a black one.
__________________
RetiredFPD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,201
Do not use any paint that has metal in it, such as iron oxide, titanium dioxide, zinc chromate and others.

Strip all the old paint off. If the antenna is metal, just clean the rust and do not repaint.

Use a very thin coating of paint, otherwise the distributed capacitance of the paint can change the resonance and cause a downward shift in frequency reception. This could prevent the antenna from receiving frequency of the intended signal.

In the "old days," paint was made with a lead based material. Shy away from any lead (or iron) based paints as they will cause loss of reception.

Personally, I would call the manufacturer of the antenna and ask their advice. They may even have a special paint that can be purchased.

(Research is great! - sources - Internet)

Happy trails.
__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,290
I took my exterior refer door off, (has all three colors of paint) to a automotive paint supply and asked them to color match. The tan color on the door is what my A/C covers are painted with. As WayneM stated, you need to use a non-metallic paint. If you intend to sand to the original plastic, there is a product called "Bulldog". It's a plastic primer that will make the color paint you select adhere better. "Bulldog" can be purchased at Home Depot.
__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
TruDat's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
Thanks for all the info... I just went with Krylon Fusion Plastic paint. No priming needed. Also, no interference with signal. Simple solution to simple problem.
__________________
- 2008 Mandalay Presidio 38D - Cummins ISC 360hp, 1050ft/lb torque - Allison 3000 trans.

Happy Wife = Happy Life! ... and that brings "Miles of Smiles"
TruDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,078
Great! I luv it when the answer is simple! And inexpensive besides!
__________________

__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
satellite



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.