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Old 09-23-2016, 08:24 AM   #21
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As long as we're talking about graffiti, (except Justin, who's stuck in iambic tetrameter ). We found this classic in a lean-to in the Lake George Wild Forest.

According to the scrolls, EG was dating KC in 2010. In 2012, EG was now dating AP. So upset was EG over KC, that he filled her name with no less than 15 x .22 cal holes. Now that's what I call closure.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:19 AM   #22
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(except Justin, who's stuck in iambic tetrameter ).
Those who write on lean-to walls
Roll their turds into little balls
Those who read those words of wit
Eat those little balls of ****

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Old 09-28-2016, 09:40 PM   #23
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There a person who painted two rocks in Hudson river special management says i Love Penny.



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Apparently, this Sam guy is quite the fellow.

The first photo is of a tag that popped up this summer at a designated campsite along Pumpkin Hollow Rd. in Wells.

The second picture is of some more graffiti at the same designated campsite. The local ranger busted the folks who did this one and made them paint the rock gray. That was several years ago and it's coming through.

WTF?
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:23 PM   #24
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Saw this today at Little Joe Pond in the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest.

What's going on ?
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:45 PM   #25
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Saw this today at Little Joe Pond in the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest.

What's going on ?
One turdmonkey does it, and another turdmonkey thinks it's a great idea and duplicates it.

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Old 10-17-2016, 09:22 PM   #26
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Out of curiosity, whats the best way to rid graffiti on trees?
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:07 PM   #27
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I just ordered some goof off graffiti remover, and I should have it by weds. I'll keep you posted on how it works on the rock.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:46 PM   #28
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Out of curiosity, whats the best way to rid graffiti on trees?
Based on what I'm seeing, probably cutting the tree down for firewood.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:39 PM   #29
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I've done some graffiti removal from rocks. It's not easy.

I would contact the DEC before attempting any paint removal on state land. They may have some suggestions as well as some resources available to be used, and they may also ask you not to use certain techniques. Paint stripper or any sort of chemical remover may not be allowed due to environmental concerns- we weren't able to use it because the graffiti we were removing was very close to a stream.

We initially attempted to use a wire brush to remove the paint but eventually resorted to a hammer and chisel. In the end, the paint was gone, but you could clearly see the marks on the rock where we'd chiseled it off... I ended up going over the face of the rock with more chisel marks, just so that it wasn't still obvious what had been painted there.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:40 PM   #30
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Out of curiosity, whats the best way to rid graffiti on trees?
I know that when they want to remove painted trail blazes, they'll either use a wire brush to scrape it off, and/or paint over the blazes with a tan or brown paint that blends in with the bark.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:48 PM   #31
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I've done some graffiti removal from rocks. It's not easy.

I would contact the DEC before attempting any paint removal on state land. They may have some suggestions as well as some resources available to be used, and they may also ask you not to use certain techniques. Paint stripper or any sort of chemical remover may not be allowed due to environmental concerns- we weren't able to use it because the graffiti we were removing was very close to a stream.
Yeah, I wouldn't use anything caustic if it was near water. It's more along the entrance road. I haven't been there in a few weeks -- maybe it's already been taken care of for all I know.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:44 PM   #32
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The scholars at the local universities here spray paint trees that lead to a reservoir every few years. I usually leave it for two years and let some fade, then remove the rest with a wire brush. Going after it right away results in having to damage the bark on some species (hemlock, pine), and damaging the brush with others (sugar maple, red oak).
Keep in mind, all students have to take a workshop during freshman orientation on what to do and not do in the natural areas on campus. Guess they don't realize that applies to natural areas off campus.
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Old 10-19-2016, 04:06 AM   #33
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I agree please contact NYSDEC or APA before removing paint off rocks.
on I love My Park Day event I was talking to one of the foresters and they said to me they trying come up with ideas how they can remove the paint off the rocks in HRSMA but they can not use certain things to remove it because the APA and its on forest Preserves.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:22 PM   #34
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I saw this on Friday at the NPT trailhead in Northville.

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Old 11-07-2016, 05:52 PM   #35
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People are scum.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:25 PM   #36
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Here's a follow-up of some mitigation efforts from one of my previous posts. The paint-over seems to have hidden the offending red paint. I'm not sure what shade of paint they used or who did the actual work, but it looks pretty good. We'll see how long it lasts.
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:43 PM   #37
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... I'm not sure what shade of paint they used or who did the actual work, but it looks pretty good. We'll see how long it lasts.
I'll buy them a cold one!
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:26 PM   #38
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when someone painted all over some rocks on one of our favorite hikes, near Piseco, we took a couple of cordless drills w/ wire brush attachments, some spare batteries, and a couple hand wire brushes to it. about an hr later, w/ 4 of us, all done! used the drills to get back to rock, and the hand wire brushes to feather around. you really couldn't tell that they had ever been painted, or that we had to fix it....

those who paint the rocks and trees,
and throw their litter as they please,
destroy the things we love the most,
to their demise, i drink a toast...
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Old 12-26-2016, 05:38 PM   #39
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Put this into Google Search: removing graffiti from granite

Search returned this: https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-prese...e-graffiti.htm
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:53 PM   #40
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I just wanted to follow up on this. I finally got out there to clean it up, and I took all your instruction to heart. I used the goof-off graffiti remover, which comes out as a gel. I let it sit for a bit, then used a scrub brush to push it around. That stuff works great. After it was broken up, I broke out the wet towels. I had two five gallon buckets, one full of water and old terrycloth towels (Well, they looked old to me, don't tell my wife). I wrung one out, and wiped down the rock, and dumped the towel into the empty 2nd bucket. After the first one, it was almost completely gone. I did that five or six more times, each time using a freshly wrung towel from the clean water side. I didn't drip anything, and I'm confident I got rid of 99.9% of whatever caustic material may have been left on the rock. Since it was nowhere near the water, I thought this to be OK. Final result:



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