In 2014, I was contacted by an electric utility company in St. Louis, Missouri. They were having problems with their transmission poles being “tagged” (vandalized with graffiti) by local youth.
The project engineer asked if we had a product that would be easy to clean once “tagged.” We have the perfect product, Induron’s Indurethane AG (Anti-Graffiti), a two component high gloss, clear acrylic polyurethane coating enhanced with excellent anti-graffiti properties. Indurethane allows for easy removal of graffiti and extends the color and gloss retention of base coats.
I recommended Indurethane as a topcoat on the bottom 10 feet or to the first weld on the poles. I specified that the remainder of the pole should be painted with our normal specified Induron products.
After the Indurethane and other products were applied, we had the opportunity to visit the site in February of 2015. We found that one pole had recently been “tagged.” We didn’t have a rag or thinner, but the project engineer had a handkerchief, so we decided to try it. He wetted the handkerchief with his tongue and wiped the pole.
These pictures tell the rest of the story!