Re: Upcoming Event: Elmer Net - Wed, 05/15/2019 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder
I may not be able to tune in due to the pending weather and I took my main antenna down. However, would like to pose a question relating to the painting of antennas to reduce their visibility.
I recently put up a Diamond X-50 omni on the roof of our garage and was over at my neighbor's yard - the antenna is very noticeable and stands out against the tree backdrop, etc. I'd like to paint the antenna either a non-reflective black or dark brown to match the trees in the background. I understand that I should use a non-metalic paint so went down to the local hardware store. I came across the Krylon Fusion line. Since the employee at the hardware store couldn't answer my question about metalic properties, I e-mailed Krylon asking if the paint was non-metalic and this was the essence of their response:
"... Since we use raw materials, there could be trace amounts of metal in the paint...." I'm not sure what impact "trace amounts of metal" may have.
Also, here is a link to the MSDS sheet for the paint: https://www.krylon.com/document/SDS/en/US/724504127284
Q: Does anyone have experience painting antennas and if so, which line of paints did you use?
Thanks, Ken K6KEC