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Old 09-08-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Fixing graffiti

I stumbled on this piece of brilliance that was just added to a little parcel of newly acquired state land near my house, and I'd like to fix it.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/30768704@N03/6v627X

I was thinking since it's not near water, some paint stripper, a scrub brush and a bucket of water might do the trick. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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There's some old paint on the bricks of my house. I think its an outline of a fence post that used to be there. I tried removing it with paint stripper and was surprised to discover it did a very mediocre job (like, no visible removal). Perhaps it was due to the paint's age or the way it worked its way into the brick's striated face (painted with a brush; not spray paint). Anyway, no dice. I used a wire brush and then gave up when I noticed not only was I not making much headway but I was scraping the aged patina off the brick and making the whole thing more of a noticeable eyesore!

Contact tgoodwin and ask him how ATIS does it. They removed graffiti that had been spray painted onto a large rock along the Zander Scott Trail (to Giant).
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:42 PM   #3
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I've always wanted to get rid of the horrid pig-faced rock near Speculator...
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:16 PM   #4
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:22 PM   #5
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I've got no beef with Pig Rock.

The Speculator Pig Gets a Makeover
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:27 PM   #6
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Well that's strange. I would have sworn it was still grey when I drove by on Saturday (9/3). Maybe they already changed it back.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:59 PM   #7
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Well that's strange. I would have sworn it was still grey when I drove by on Saturday (9/3). Maybe they already changed it back.
Every year it gets a little bigger...
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:01 PM   #8
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"I was thinking since it's not near water, some paint stripper, a scrub brush and a bucket of water might do the trick. Any thoughts? "


Forget trying to remove it. Bring some instant Sacrete and some water with you, mix it well and with a stiff brush slather the rock face. It may blend in with the rock color instantly or with time and age, but the garish message will disappear instantly and will last for a long time.
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Old 09-09-2016, 03:22 PM   #9
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I've always wanted to get rid of the horrid pig-faced rock near Speculator...
Pig Rock has been there for at least fifty years, it's a landmark.
I strongly disagree with graffiti in remote areas, but that's a classic.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:00 PM   #10
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I've used flat grey primer to break up the obvious nature of the grafitti without making the whole rock look painted over. For bonus points, bring up a can of beige and maybe a white, and really make it look like 'rock' again.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:25 PM   #11
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Use Wipe Out Porous Graffiti Remover. It does a nice job getting off spray paint. You can get it from lots of places on line.

If you can get a pressure washer in there after spraying your rock and waiting an hour you can remove all traces.
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Use Wipe Out Porous Graffiti Remover. It does a nice job getting off spray paint. You can get it from lots of places on line.
thanks, I'll give that a shot.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:55 AM   #13
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Forget trying to remove it. Bring some instant Sacrete and some water with you, mix it well and with a stiff brush slather the rock face. It may blend in with the rock color instantly or with time and age, but the garish message will disappear instantly and will last for a long time.

I STRONGLY urge you not to smear anything like cement over the rock!!!! That would outlast paint by decades, and if you're thinking no one would notice it... LOL.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:06 PM   #14
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Yeah, don't use cement. I try to use spray paint and a color which blends in as closely as I can get. Usually, ALL the paint wears of at the same time.
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I STRONGLY urge you not to smear anything like cement over the rock!!!! That would outlast paint by decades, and if you're thinking no one would notice it... LOL.
I have used it many times to cover up graffiti and it works really well. It blends in well and it can always be tinted to match the rock or cement. Before you diss it, try it. Using any other method leaves a shadow of where the paint was so you can still see the "ghost" of the graffiti. I speak from experience, not guesswork.
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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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Apparently, this Sam guy is quite the fellow.

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Now, if it were Glen's fishing female fan club I might understand, but Sam? Maybe SAM is an acronym.
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According to Urban Dictionary:

SAM:

Sexy Attractive Male

"Hi I'm a sexy attractive male, but you can call me Sam for short."
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