10590Re: [loopantennas] MFJ-1788 housing needs painting
- May 9 8:42 AMI think when they said "metal" the meant the elemental form
of the metal, not a compound like TiO. In any event, I
would not worry about the effect of paint, because it will
be negligible compared to ABS pipe, which is a low quality
On 5/5/2014 4:32 AM, Alan Sutherland wrote:
> Hi All:
> Before moving to an apartment with balcony, where the MFJ loop will
> stick out like a sore thumb, I need to paint its black ABS housing white
> or another light color.
> MFJ advise us not to use a paint containing metal.
> I have researched and foun! d that nearly all exterior paints, in Europe
> at least, where I live, contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
> Is the concentration of TiO2 so small and dispersion so great that it
> does not affect tuning of the loop?
> Does anyone have experience of painting this housing?
> Please share your experience or ideas with me and others.
> Alan DH2AS (G4HEQ in UK)
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