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Re: Black & White Question



Use a flat white....that's what the big boys use...the
flat white will not reflect back like a shinny service or
a mirror like service.

de Bill, N4DH


At 00:10 7/24/01 -0300, Paul Willmott wrote:
>Hi All,
>
>In the next few weeks I'll be putting together a new dish for Mode S. I live
>in a rather salty environment so will have to protect the dish with paint or
>varnish. The last dish I put together around 1995 was varnished, it still
>works but don't look too sharp now.
>
>So this time I was thinking about using car paint to make the new dish look
>better on the mast, ... but what colour?
>
>It gets very hot here so I'm not sure about using white paint, ... the temp
>was 42C two weeks ago on the roof, ... the white may reflect too much into
>the preamp, .... then again black paint may absorb too much heat and warp,
>.... so anyone got any ideas on this for a colour that best suits a hot
>clime? I'm not an expert in thermal stuff as you can tell!
>
>Cheers
>Paul, VP9MU
>
>
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