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Post by FOA on Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:51 am

Anyone tried removing a sat dish aluminium mounting plate? Previous owner took took the sat dish with him but left the mounting plate. I would like to remove it so I can mount a solar cell there. But how to get it off? Removed the six scews which in them selves may add to damp problems, but the plate is so firmly fixed with sealant I wonder if the screws were neccessary in the first place! Somehow I need to soften the sealant, but I have no idea what type it was. Can I benefit from anyone's experience? Thanks.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:10 pm

Be very careful not to lever it. The FG skin is very thin and highly likely to crack off.

A cheese wire to cut through the sealant is probably best.

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Post by Gromit on Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:29 pm

I agree with Peter - assuming you really have to remove it!

If it's possible to mount the solar panel over it, that's what I would do. Nobody is going to notice it up there anyway, and it's hardly worth risking the fibreglass skin if you don't need to.

If you do that, don't forget to seal the six screw holes first!

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