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i have a 10 foot uniesh dish it has some hail damage on the screen mesh . i can't seem to get the screen out.. to straighten them back out  i took the 7 screws out no go ... how do you get it out with the lip on there . and then what is the best way to put them back in. any help would be appreciated  thanks
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You are much better off using your time to find a another Unimesh dish that someone no longer uses.

Even if you find a dish with wind damage, there are almost always 1 or 2 panels that are still good.
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these screen panels can be fix don't need a another dish. lots of people fix these screens just need a little advice on geting them out....and putting back in the easiest way..
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Oldcat, from what I remember about the 10-foot mesh dish I put together (3 different times), to get the screens out and back in cleanly required loosening the outer rim pieces where they join together, or taking them off completely.  To do that in my situation, would require taking the dish down completely.  To avoid that, I did some death defying panel replacements after the wind would knock them partially out.  But I probably did not get them back in exactly perfectly.  Long term solution was a new dish.  
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these screen panels can be fix don't need a another dish. lots of people fix these screens just need a little advice on geting them out....and putting back in the easiest way..


There is a big difference between "fixing the screens" and repairing it to the original parabola.

Good Luck Though.
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i guess im going to put it up the way it is and see what happens. 
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the 10' dish is up and rocking .did 't have to move anything just put it on my true south and bang there it was,,,[smile][biggrin]
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Nice work!
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I have successfully removed panels, and fixed them the best that I could, from my Unimesh dishes, bot a 5'9" dish and a 10' dish.
No need to take down the dish.
Remove all the screws from the panel.
Loosen the four bolts on the center plate (I can't remember if this was absolutely necessary).
Liberally spray WD40 along the edge of the panel where it fits in the track/channel, to clean and lubricate the track/channel.
You might need to use a putty knife to gently pry open the channel holding the panel.
With both hands, one on each side of the panel, front and back of the dish, push the panel in towards the center of the dish.
Push and pull the panel, towards and away from the center of the dish, and use the WD40 and the putty knife, until you break the grip of the rust and grit in the channel.
Once the panel is moving freely, you should be able to push it into the center enough to get it out of the channel on the rim of the dish,
then lift it up slightly and pull the panel all the way out, over the lip of the dish.
With the panel removed, thoroughly clean the channels with WD40 and an old toothbrush.
I used two 2X4s, with the panel sandwiched in between, and a dead-blow hammer to flatten out the panel, and linesman's pliers to straighten the edges of the panel.
Reinstall the panel by inserting one edge into one channel, about two thirds of the way to the center of the dish, and slowly push it towards the center,
making sure that the other edge of the panel smoothly slides into the other channel - this is **very** tricky to do and takes some practice, or some help with an extra set of hands.
Slide the panel all the way in, and then some, past the outer edge of the dish, then pull the panel back into the channel on the dish edge.
Use both hands, one on each side of the panel, to gently push the center areas of the panel back into parabolic shape. Visually inspect the shape by looking in from the edge of the dish.
Reinstall all screws, and tighten the bolts of the center plate.
Done.



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