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Old 11-07-2006, 07:03 AM   #1
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My current rig has the old fashioned crank up satellite dish. The newer models of course all have the domes. I saw an advertisement for a product that helps eliminate dew from settling on the dome, which the ad says causes reception problems. Is this true? If dew causes problems, what happens when it rains?
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My current rig has the old fashioned crank up satellite dish. The newer models of course all have the domes. I saw an advertisement for a product that helps eliminate dew from settling on the dome, which the ad says causes reception problems. Is this true? If dew causes problems, what happens when it rains?
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It usually gets worse. There are treatments to help make the water run off instead of collect. Some say Rain-X, some say no. Some use proprietary wipes, some waxes. It would be nice to know what's best without trips to the roof every time the humidity goes up.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by retired and happy:
It usually gets worse. There are treatments to help make the water run off instead of collect. Some say Rain-X, some say no. Some use proprietary wipes, some waxes. It would be nice to know what's best without trips to the roof every time the humidity goes up. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How about the new domes with hot/warm air defoggers?
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:19 AM   #5
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I talked to the Winegard factory and they recommended Rain-X. It works for about 2 months, then I have to do it again.
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:17 PM   #6
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Just bought Dome Magic to try on our dome. I heard RainX contains additives that are not good for the dome material.
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:55 PM   #7
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The rainx bottle says do not use on plastic.

It's protectall for now.

I'd pay the $25 for the Dome Magic if it would work past one rain day. But when reading the bottle, it looks like it has to be reapplied after a rain. The can says use 2 coats. Looks like one can each time to me.

Would like to hear others experience with the Dome Magic, otherwise, I will have to talk with DW in the morning instead of watching all the great news programs, or maybe go online instead.
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We had a King Dome installed on our rig at a rally last month. If memory serves, the installer coated the dome with a King Dome product. He said to repeat about every 6 months.

So far, we've had no reception problems during or after rain. No problems with morning dew here in Florida either.

I don't remember the product name but, I'll look it up and reply again.
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Old 11-12-2006, 05:04 AM   #9
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Okay, I went to the King Dome site and found their product. It is supposed to last 12 months and cost $29.95 per can. Here is a link. . .

http://www.kingcontrols.com/Template.asp?Page=/products...e%20Magic%20-%20King's%20Rain%20Shield
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Bought the wipe at CW last week and applied it yesterday. Supposed to last 7 to 10 months. Caused a lot of static electric crackle when I applied it. Was very easy to do. Cost was under $10.
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
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For the few times that rain has interfered with our TV, we just read a book or did something else, and that did not happen often. I wouldn't worry about it much...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PDB:
I talked to the Winegard factory and they recommended Rain-X. It works for about 2 months, then I have to do it again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thats strange, I too just talked to Winegard via e-mail, and they recommended Protect-all.

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just had an R6 installed and got the rig home....pouring rain. I have it parked next to the house and cannot get any reception. Would that be due to the rain and possibly the house blocking signal???

sorry for a newbie question....but with my luck anything can go wrong...the power light is on the antenna light turned red and the signal stopped lighting up.

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If I remember correctly, you must have a clear view of the Southwestern sky if you're signed up for DirectTV. I don't know the correct coordinates. All I do is push a button and my King Dome does all the work.

Having said that. My dome has locked on to the wrong sattelite more than once. The first time I thought that a tree was blocking reception. Then I remembered that the installer told me to hit the search button a 2nd time if the dome didn't start searching on its own. So far (its been only a month) I have always found the right sattellite/transponder on the 1st or 2nd try.
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