I am glad to hear that your old Birdview is still standing and not damaged. There are plenty of references to charts in the FAQ's area above. We'll look forward to hearing about your progress.
One of the first things that crossed my mind anole was a power washer to clean off the peeling paint. I think it would work fine for the loose stuff. I don't know whether I should go any further than that. I would hate to damage the surface.
I have also used muriatic acid to clean aluminum before, but again I don't want to chance causing any damage.
When I pick it up, maybe this weekend, or next, I'll try the power washer first, then see what that leaves behind. Then take it from there.
Fred is this the solid that you posted pic of. let us know how it goes. I'm working all week& weekend but i did locate a solid metal with the h2h mount so i will have to do some inquires later to find out about it.its one that has the buttonhook type feedhorn.
yes cband48 we are glad to hear about the Birdview .
we probably should call this the dish recovery forum lol