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Some graf writers have taken the practice of scratchiti to a new level by tagging up the shatter-proof polycarbonate windows of subway trains with homemade markers filled with acidic etching solution, which eats into the plastic windows and leaves a permanent tag. As the MTA is remiss to replace these expensive windows, the tend to run rather permanently on the line.
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Jamie: 14th Sep 2005 - 14:22 GMT
does the word snatch have the same meaning in the us as it does in the uk?
Jamie: 14th Sep 2005 - 14:38 GMT
aah.. it's true what they say. We are two nations seperated by.... the atlantic ocean. ahem.
Peter: 14th Sep 2005 - 18:47 GMT
i agree. but nevertheless, there are folks out there that have never seen it before...
Jime 10, boston, MA, usa: 14th Sep 2005 - 23:21 GMT
fuck etch? etch is totally a natural progression of graffiti. just like those stupid wild style murals where you can't even make out a single letter in a 15 color spaghetti "burner" with tons of doodads but no REAL style but everybody drools over it anyways... ever since the cleaning of NYC subway trains in the 80s, graffiti has been - and always will be - destructive. take it or leave it. there isn't really any middle ground. in a capitalist society, graffiti is destructive by nature. etch ruins a window just as much as spraypaint ruins all kinds of various surfaces.
Steven, Toronto, Canada: 16th Sep 2005 - 04:23 GMT
fec tfv: 8th Nov 2005 - 23:17 GMT
back in my days,, it was all ink.. you name it,, supermarket ink in al colors.. from 1980s to the 90s..i use to kill shit in the inside lines... in bklyn.. tfv4life.. wish if that shit came back.. i miss the old days..tfv, tbkings
CAEn.y.: 11th May 2006 - 01:02 GMT
is that OWE etcked under his tag in the second picture?owe is a writer in my area.
curious: 25th Dec 2006 - 07:28 GMT
Anyone know how to make those etch markers? Do you have to mix the stuff with anything or its just straight up armor etch?
Tyler: 1st Jan 2007 - 02:39 GMT
You could use acid bath, but that's dangerous as a gypsy. But you mix half vinigar, half milk, and make sure it doesnt get washed off.. make sure you let it sit for like an hour
NEWK RoK: 11th Feb 2007 - 03:23 GMT
Dude i been using etch with my crew nd we just use etch bath it rocks on the window,nd i live in new york my boy got a few etch tags on the 7 train,and etch cream wont do much unless you mix it nd if you mix right it should dry,and when it does you can touch it nd it feels really rough.and i have not figured out the etch cream mix yet,and well that shit is fucking crazy because it can explode out of no where when you put it in a marker,so i would reccomend all you young cats to chill with the etch nd grab some paint until some other crazy dude finds out the ill mix LoL
wise one tna wc from montreal: 8th Mar 2007 - 02:41 GMT
yo the olny problem with etching cream its that if you toch it you burn yourself hardly and you need to find a metal mop or metal marker
PS tyler are you sure it works milk and vinegar
The optick One BMK, CWK: 20th May 2007 - 17:13 GMT
Peace To The Elder Snatch.
Optick One. CWK, BMK, 2007©
Reign Oner: 8th Jun 2007 - 16:09 GMT
yo, if you got Armour etch, how do you thin it out so it'll come through a fabric nib?
Peter: 8th Jun 2007 - 16:24 GMT
im assuming you have etch *cream*? if you thin it enough to get it to flow, itll be too weak to actually etch anything.
google "etch fluid" and get some of that.
Reign Oner: 8th Jun 2007 - 16:32 GMT
well, it's what everyone says is right to use, I just don't know how to get it to go through a window chalk bottle nib
ATAC: 4th Jul 2007 - 01:55 GMT
etch is the shit, its all about ups and how long you have them rocking for othe fuckers to see. etch is just another way of getting up. just like stencils, wheat paste, and posters
EYON*DF*: 14th Jul 2007 - 07:53 GMT
alright so here it is, armor etching cream can be thinned down with mineral spirits (certain kind of paint thinner), or you could get both armor etching cream and bath etch, that mix i heard is the shit, and dont use nibs for the etching cream where as it will not absorb through, go rack a clorox bleach pen, the big ones with two different ends , one big applicator and one for small drippy shit, its ill
modok: 24th Jul 2007 - 08:41 GMT
god damn i just baugh a bottle of the shit and i have been trying all night to fill up a pen... i tryed the liquid chalk pens and the bleach double sided pen... im afraid i dont know what to mix in it please some one tell me before a waste my moeny
BigRock: 9th Aug 2007 - 03:15 GMT
well i just made a mop with " Etch Bath " and is it suposed to come out all brownish? last time i used one, it came out clear and dried perfect. but now im tryin to make my own and the shit is all brownish. then i tried it on the mirror in my basement and the next day it wiped right off??? whys this?
NAZE ONE: 2nd Dec 2007 - 00:26 GMT
EYON*DF* is the only one that makes sense but im just gunna put it in a on the run marker and leave of the nib
rustone: 25th Jan 2008 - 16:23 GMT
"PRIZ-ONE TS5, CACITY.": 31st Jan 2008 - 07:14 GMT
"I STILL HIT THOSE INSIDES WITH A COMBINATION OF FLOMASTER,MARSH INK AND GARVEY." MTA BUFFS IT, THEN I DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN ................NUFF SAID!
darius: 4th Mar 2008 - 05:11 GMT
ok look for all you new people who have no fucking clue im frome frisco cali and stright bus hopping is our thing. look you get a basic mop mini mop shoe polish mop whatever and just use stright ETCH BATH thats all put in in it flows like crazy perfect drips and burns thru hella hard just stright etch bath ok thats all u need no mixin to much of a risk to mix fucking burn your hands.
James: 13th Mar 2008 - 11:12 GMT
...: 24th Mar 2008 - 02:54 GMT
yes he's serious
malo: 4th Dec 2008 - 07:50 GMT
u can actualy mix etch bath with garvey but then let it sit for a week till u smash somethin and it works more opaque i know this from experience .... etch cream is good to get a good tube like for designs and shit and put it in their for skinny etch tags
BADKID: 9th Feb 2009 - 23:59 GMT
ey where do get etch bath?
cuz i got armour etch at my local art store....and can you just thin it down with acetone? or what?
Peter: 10th Feb 2009 - 04:41 GMT
ive always been curious how people could figure out how to surf into this blog and post comments, but cant seem to figure out how to type simple queries into google, like www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=etch+bath&btnG=Search
oh look, the first hit is www.etchworld.com, which is where i happen to get my etch.
try a little logic and common sense. its not too hard, yall.
eyename.: 18th Feb 2009 - 05:57 GMT
I went onto etchworld.
Peter: 18th Feb 2009 - 14:53 GMT
you can start by going back and reading any of the countless comments before yours that tell you to use etch bath, not etch cream.
ampoe uac 2113 wck chicago: 15th Apr 2009 - 10:02 GMT
you can mix em it will work people..i tried puttin water in armor etch and it came out with a little more flow but less of a stain..i dont know ust my 2 cents peace...chicago!!!!
luwe3: 24th Feb 2010 - 06:09 GMT
so wtf u cant thin down ethch cream?.???
OPIEM818: 23rd May 2010 - 10:59 GMT
Fact. Mixe half etch and half break fluid works perfect for you new yorkers or n e one that has a rough winter dont waste your time doing etch tags in cold temperatures it dusnt work At All.
swoke m.a.s.krew w.y.s.krew 9/8/10/ -1:02 am: 8th Sep 2010 - 08:04 GMT
i need some of this shit dog hit me up if you get some in live in L.A IN HIGHLAND PARQUE IN YORK BLVD hit me up and fuck the cops
Shells: 26th Sep 2010 - 20:32 GMT
is the jaonextc who commented the real ja or just someone using the name because there name isnt good enough
George.: 6th Apr 2011 - 08:02 GMT
ey guys.. im getting a etch paste.. and was wondering what type of marker i can put it in and what something safe i can water it down with so i can get it through a standard otr. or liquid chalk nib?
Etchking: 11th Jun 2011 - 20:27 GMT
I agree with the guy who said mineral spirits thin out armour etch. You thin it out with mineral spirits and add water to it until you see all the chemicals balance out..You have to let it sit and let the the etch fermentate.. Its commonsense idiots. I would 22 ounce Jars can be thinned out with Half can of mineral spirits... Let it sit for about 3 months. then get it to work. it wont stain right away. Its called glass eater for a reason because it eats away at the surface it is applied to. with it takes about 3 week to about a month and a have to stain on. so on hit spot you that will rock for that long..... peace out
ETHER CTK: 11th Feb 2012 - 01:20 GMT
Fellow writers I have a problem:I finally got some "amour etch" but its to thick for my mop what can I deluge it with that will not make it less ethable?
Resen: 24th Feb 2012 - 02:48 GMT
Yhu can't really dilute it and have it stain as hard...just get etch bath
BRST◊ OnE" — Califas: 30th Mar 2012 - 23:23 GMT
Wtf yo I got Armour Etch and mineral Spirit I tryed 2 mix it to thin it out but it just sits in mineral & it doesn't want 2 mix yo....I was gona use my "On The Run Marker" cause it would work dope. But tha shit wont mix..
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