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Rock Climbing Photo: This made me really sad.  Can anyone tell me how I...
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By Burt Lindquist
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From: Madison, WI
Sep 19, 2011
I am with you Doug. This was pretty disgusting to come up apon and find. I scratched at this paint (appears to be enamel based spray paint) with a sharp edged rock to see if it would come off that way and it appears to be very permanent and well bonded... Maybe some sort of chemical solvent aplied with a brush and then rub it all off with rags? I would be willing to help out to try and clean this appalling mess off this nice wall and nice spot at West Bluff.
By Tradoholic
Sep 19, 2011
I also saw this the other week, I wish I would have caught them doing it! I believe I heard Paul Jones was trying to figure out how to battery power a sandblaster and use plastic beads so it wont scar the rock.
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Sep 19, 2011
My guess is sodablasting would work. Any auto restoration shop would have a soda blaster to strip rust and old paint to prep for bodywork and repaint. Whether it would be portable is a question though.
By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Sep 19, 2011
Schmelzer would like to coordinate with us. I'll let you know what we work out.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Sep 20, 2011
Saw this a couple weeks ago when John and I did Great Crack. Bastards!

abrp.com/paint-strippers.php
By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Sep 22, 2011
Moved this to the Forum
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This made me really sad. Can anyone tell me how I can clean this up without scarring the rock? There is a bunch of graffiti in this vicinity.

Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Sep 19, 2011
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