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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2009, 08:22:14 AM »

RJ,
I am saddened by this highly disrespectful way of showing off their artistic talents!

But on the other hand I've seen others spend mega$ on paint jobs that don't look that good!

Maybe you could work something out with the punks who did this. Say maybe park another bus that is not such a classic there (like a smooth side MCI, Prevost, or Van Hool) there and let them do a "full wrap mural" on it and not charge them for the "free canvas space" in exchange that they leave your classic alone in the future! Grin

Just a thought! (oh yeah, then you could charge for the custom paint job on the smoothie! LOL!)
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2009, 08:55:16 AM »

Maybe you could work something out with the punks who did this. Say maybe park another bus that is not such a classic there (like a smooth side MCI, Prevost, or Van Hool) there and let them do a "full wrap mural" on it and not charge them for the "free canvas space" in exchange that they leave your classic alone in the future! Grin

Just a thought! (oh yeah, then you could charge for the custom paint job on the smoothie! LOL!)
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Not to make light of the disgraceful criminal act, nor agreeing with capitulating to criminals (catapulting them might be more fun), but simply an example of what BK is talking about, a double decker in London:

http://www.world-graffiti.com/2009/05/the-boom-bus-awesome-graffiti-bus/
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2009, 09:20:58 AM »

As my wife has said-it's too bad you can't electrify the exterior of the bus so that when the wet spray paint hits it, the person spraying the paint would get a healthy shock.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2009, 10:11:26 AM »

I sure am sorry that happened to you. Our youth have gone off the deep end. I have a son in San Quintin that thought it would be a good idea to hook up with these homeys.

I think if they should round up the gangs, put them on a barge tow it 300 miles out to sea and scuttle it.

My neighbor parks his semi on the street between runs and has been hit twice.

Laquer thinner should remove it.
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2009, 10:43:40 AM »

Hi RJ,

No worries.... Just put on a TYE DYE shirt, a Bandanna, and grow a scruffy beard and your good to go..... Shocked

No One will ever notice! Grin

No disrespect intended!
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2009, 11:14:36 AM »

My heart goes out to you RJ. If I was in the area I would come and help you clean it off.

 A sting or capture of any kind is useless.  They tell the judge they did it because they did not know any better, or they had a poor childhood. And of couse we as a compasionate society let them go.

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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2009, 11:22:31 AM »

Sorry to see the bus get painted like that. Like the other guys are saying even if you caught them red handed there isn't much the PD will do, hey have their hands full of plenty of other issues and graffiti is a trivial item to them - unless it happens to the PD building itself!

On another note - did you guys visit that painted bus site: http://www.boombus.co.uk  that is quite an interesting idea those people are working on.

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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2009, 12:33:01 PM »

Hi RJ,

No worries.... Just put on a TYE DYE shirt, a Bandanna, and grow a scruffy beard and your good to go..... Shocked

No One will ever notice! Grin

No disrespect intended!
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Hi Nick
You know when I was a boy growing up in the basements of Haight Ashbury experimenting in chemistry we were bottom end specimens of humanity but we never even considered hurting anybody and vandalism was not on our agenda either. I really don't know what happened but I think us bottom end specimens probably have to share some of the blame. Got to go I've got some tee shirts to rubber band.  Grin Grin
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2009, 02:38:48 PM »

I had a car get spray can painted and just used paint thinner or laquar thinner to remove it . it wiped rite off,
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2009, 03:54:46 PM »

Before You try any of the solvents try wiping with plain old gasoline!  A lot of the cheap spray cans will wipe right off with gas.  If Your luck is like mine they stole the paint from a quality paint dealer LOL.  Good luck with Your cleanup and repair.  Regards, John
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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2009, 05:03:06 PM »

In San Diego the bridge pillars and freeway undersides were ALWAYS being tagged and the city had a full time crew painting over all that stuff.  The city had a idea presented from the Mex community.  They declared the side of the structures the property of the Mex community and asked that it be "painted" and maintained by the community.  Those people spent a few weeks creating absolute art in scenes and portraits.  Now that art style is not to my liking but it sure was beautiful to many.  There was not a single "tag" on any of those walls for years.  The community would track the scoundrels down, rip out their heart and crap in their chest cavity.....or worse.  Those Mex took a lot of pride in their neighbor hood/barrio or whatever.  Just another case of the leftist Kalifornicators trying to.........

I have serious issues with taggers myself.  Seems nothing can be done.  Most of the culprits are under 16 and those kind of crook just never comes into season regardless of your license.

Good luck to all with this issue.

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