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Buffing Trains

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

  1. BRISKE

    BRISKE New Jack

    Joined: Aug 16, 2001 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0
    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.
     
  2. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    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.
     
  3. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest


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

    Fabo 2 Guest

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

    CRUSH KILL DESTROY Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2001 Messages: 7,216 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  6. Statistics

    Statistics Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2002 Messages: 202 Likes Received: 0
    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.
     
  7. BRISKE

    BRISKE New Jack

    Joined: Aug 16, 2001 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0
    Thanks for the info. :)
     
  8. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    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.
     
  9. SPFlatty

    SPFlatty Guest

    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 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2001 Messages: 3,011 Likes Received: 9
    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.
     
  11. deznatori

    deznatori Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 5,441 Likes Received: 0
    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.
     
  12. humanshield

    humanshield New Jack

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
  13. gRaFF3421

    gRaFF3421 Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 16, 2003 Messages: 231 Likes Received: 0
    Fuck The Buff:lol:
     
  14. razeagainst

    razeagainst Banned

    Joined: Feb 27, 2003 Messages: 625 Likes Received: 0
    tape is kinda difficult to carry...
     
  15. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
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