1. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum...
    You are currently logged out and viewing our forum as a guest which only allows limited access to our discussions, photos and other forum features. If you are a 12ozProphet Member please login to get the full experience.

    If you are not a 12ozProphet Member, please take a moment to register to gain full access to our website and all of its features. As a 12ozProphet Member you will be able to post comments, start discussions, communicate privately with other members and access members-only content. Registration is fast, simple and free, so join today and be a part of the largest and longest running Graffiti, Art, Style & Culture forum online.

    Please note, if you are a 12ozProphet Member and are locked out of your account, you can recover your account using the 'lost password' link in the login form. If you no longer have access to the email you registered with, please email us at info@12ozprophet.com and we'll help you recover your account. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum (and don't forget to follow @12ozprophet in Instagram)!

Buffing Trains

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by BRISKE, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. BRISKE

    BRISKE New Jack

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Messages:
    3

    Buffing Trains

    Discussion started by BRISKE - Apr 7, 2002

    I'm not sure if this was asked before and I'm sorry if it was, but is there a reason that some graff rides on freights longer than others do? Does it have anything to do with how the graff is (i.e. good/big/style) , the buffers not feeling like cleaning it, or just not caring? I was just curious. Get back.
     
    BRISKE - Rank: New Jack - Messages:
    3
    - Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
  2. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    7,898

    Cracked Ass - Replied Apr 8, 2002

    The factors at work are the company that owns the car (they have varying degrees of strictness for buffing - Wisconsin Central buffs hard, Golden Wests rarely get buffed) and whether or not the graff obliterated the necessary information printed on the car: car company/number (known as the reporting mark, e.g. RBOX30575), the load limits, car dimensions, and the lube info in the black box. This information will be restamped over graffiti at the railroad's earliest convenience, so your shit will run longer if you don't paint over that info in the first place.
     
    Cracked Ass - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    7,898
    - Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
  3. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    me IS cool - Replied Apr 8, 2002


    .........uh...yeah what he said.....
     
  4. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Guest

    Fabo 2 - Replied Apr 10, 2002

    It's basically down to the company that owns the train.
     
  5. CRUSH KILL DESTROY

    CRUSH KILL DESTROY 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2001
    Messages:
    7,216

    CRUSH KILL DESTROY - Replied Apr 10, 2002

    FGLK BOXES GET BUFFED WITH SOME UGLY ASS BRIGHT YELLOW, ANYONE SEE THEM CARS? THEY BUFF OVER GRAFF AND OLD COMPANY NAMES ONLY,, LEAVING A SPOTTED MESS,, SHIT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS HEPITITUS. F#CKIN NASTY AS HELL.
     
    CRUSH KILL DESTROY - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    7,216
    - Joined:
    Apr 4, 2001
  6. Statistics

    Statistics 12oz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Messages:
    202

    Statistics - Replied Apr 10, 2002

    If your worried about them buffing pieces because you wrote over the important numbers, take a color that contrasts the color of the piece, and write the number over.
     
    Statistics - Rank: 12oz Junior Member - Messages:
    202
    - Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
  7. BRISKE

    BRISKE New Jack

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Messages:
    3

    BRISKE - Replied Apr 12, 2002

    Thanks for the info. :)
     
    BRISKE - Rank: New Jack - Messages:
    3
    - Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
  8. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined:
    May 18, 2001
    Messages:
    21,803

    T.T Boy - Replied Apr 12, 2002

    please dont go over the numbers for my sake, i load rail cars at my company, and if i dont know how much i can put on the train its fucking annoying, if i fuck up an order i get in serious shit, and yeah i dunno please help tt keep his job, and stay off the nubers.
     
    T.T Boy - Rank: Dirty Dozen Crew - Messages:
    21,803
    - Joined:
    May 18, 2001
  9. SPFlatty

    SPFlatty Guest

    SPFlatty - Replied Apr 13, 2002

    hey T.T., they let you rock them cars at your work? i got a boy who's boss lets them fuck around, but the prick wont let real writers rock the cars that come through. oh well, its cheating anyways. but, if you can get it, take it.
     
  10. another loser

    another loser 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Messages:
    3,011

    another loser - Replied Apr 13, 2002

    ive seen it done.
    its fucking ugly.
    nobody can write as clean as the stenciled letters.
    just carry a roll of masking tape.
    if you just paint them back on, how do they know you put the right number back up?
    theyll buff.
     
    another loser - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    3,011
    - Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
  11. deznatori

    deznatori 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Messages:
    5,441

    deznatori - Replied Apr 14, 2002

    You have got to be kidding me
    I could never see myself carrying tape. Here let me tape the numbers. Just work around them or do more frieghts. The buff is part of the game. I guess I am more destructive than artist in my mindset. But you know I try not to hit the reporting mark or the black box. On the other hand if I need the space and that box doesn't look good if I go around it. Painted it gets.
     
    deznatori - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    5,441
    - Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
  12. humanshield

    humanshield New Jack

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Messages:
    22

    humanshield - Replied Apr 13, 2003

    Cewl .
     
    humanshield - Rank: New Jack - Messages:
    22
    - Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
  13. gRaFF3421

    gRaFF3421 12oz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    231

    gRaFF3421 - Replied Apr 13, 2003

    Fuck The Buff:lol:
     
    gRaFF3421 - Rank: 12oz Junior Member - Messages:
    231
    - Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
  14. razeagainst

    razeagainst Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    Messages:
    625

    razeagainst - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    tape is kinda difficult to carry...
     
    razeagainst - Rank: Banned - Messages:
    625
    - Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
  15. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Messages:
    14,783

    Dick Quickwood - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    its just so heavy
     
    Dick Quickwood - Rank: 12oz Loyalist - Messages:
    14,783
    - Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002