Tony Hardy: like you see how shiny a real chrome bumper is? Or how shiny and reflective a silver flake automotive paint job can be?
Tony Hardy: If you get a good coat of that crome on the surface you could try to buff it now, use very fine sand paper, wet, then buffing compound and a wheel to buff surface to mirror.
ParaglidingManiac: How about using a chrome paint?
jenniesgarage: Good idea, thanks!
Stephen Glaister: To make your spray can spray like a spray gun place spray can in a tub of warm water it will atomise the paint better and increase the pressure inside the can
palle farligsen: Try and make a search for "mirror chrome paint"
kyleboy1993: spray glue buddy spray glue
jenniesgarage: Interesting idea, but I'm not sure how I could get it to curve with the contour of the dish.
hans ulrich rudel: just use aluminium foil and glue it on ..then you could cook on it...
david contreras: I think it would help since it makes it more reflective.
jenniesgarage: Good idea about the wifi dish! I don't know if painting it would help with radio waves, though. You could build it and then try it before and after. Thanks!
Dharma Kissoon: Cool job man , I want to make a wifi dish, would spray painting it chrome would gain or boost up the wifi signal?
jenniesgarage: Yeah, that would be better, or even getting some plastic mirror and cutting strips of it. Then it could probably start a fire!
Umesh Kumawat: would sticking a lot of small square flat mirrors work better than painting ..??
craftsman673: Lol. I really need to scrap the "honker" dish in my mom's yard...She's been after me for years to do it.
jenniesgarage: That's pretty cool. He was half right! No more big honker dishes, but cable is still going strong!
craftsman673: Just an FYI... My best friend here in N.C. used to work at a place called Channel Master. He actually made the very first mold for the 18 inch satellite dish. A couple of years before the dish came out, I remember him telling me that they were doing away with the big sattalite dishes, and cable TV will be a thing of the past...lol. I now have cable Internet.
craftsman673: I had an old dish on a tri-pod that my Dad used for camping. I was trying to find a use for it, so I "tried" to make a wifi antenna to steal Internet from my neighbors. I put quite a few hours into it, with very little luck...serves me right I guess. lol. I now purchase my Internet like most people do.
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