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Its because it is! :p

The main rain fade problem is not at the dish with rain, it is what the signals are passing through. Heck most of the time I get rainfade it is not necessarily raining or exactly where I am, it is where the signal is passing through the clouds and vapor.

If you still want to do like in those pictures, there is a probably much cheaper and locally available product..Rain X. Does the exact same thing of beading the water and making it roll off easier (it is made for windshields and glass).
 

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This product isn't gonna do jacksquat. As others have already mentioned, rain fade is the result of precipitation and clouds inbetween the dish and the satellite, not water on the dish reflector.
 

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Grentz said:
Rain X. Does the exact same thing of beading the water and making it roll off easier (it is made for windshields and glass).
The OP, you, and me are all in areas subject to ice and snow in the winter. I remember one time having to go out with a broom to knock the build-up of crusty snow off of the dish so I could get a signal. If Rain-X, car wax, or whatever allows precipitation to roll off the dish better, then it might help when the precip starts freezing. Though, admittedly, one of those dish heaters might be more effective.
 

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The OP, you, and me are all in areas subject to ice and snow in the winter. I remember one time having to go out with a broom to knock the build-up of crusty snow off of the dish so I could get a signal. If Rain-X, car wax, or whatever allows precipitation to roll off the dish better, then it might help when the precip starts freezing. Though, admittedly, one of those dish heaters might be more effective.
Its funny, the way my dish is positioned (its on the very peak of my roof) I ahve actually almost never had issues with snow or freezing rain. I think I have had it happen once in 12 yrs :eek2:
 
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