Ron Knight is accepting requests for custom solutions
Ron Knight is accepting requests for custom solutions
Graffiti remover that doesn't remove the paint under it? That is environmentally friendly with no VOCs? That washes off with water? Seriously? Yes. prepare for wailing and gnashing of teeth from taggers everywhere.
Taggers Tears is a product that gives you a new weapon in your fight against taggers. Finally, a product that reduces the work of eliminating unwanted spray paint graffiti. Art or otherwise. AND one that will not harm more durable paints and surfaces beneath. Spray it on, Hose it off. Quick. Easy. Done.
Taggers Tears was a discovery along the path to developing a solution for the Air Force. Ron Knight was tasked with creating a solution that would remove adhesive materials from aircraft without removing the underlying paint from the metals of the aircraft. We can't say why this effort was required, only that it was consuming a great deal of time, money, and manpower. The airforce needed something that would get these aircraft back in the air much faster. That effort was then expanded to include removing the paint from the aircraft metals as well. Both efforts were wildly successful.
The product that was developed removed all adhesives without the traditional scraping and manual effort required. Potentially reducing maintenance time for the Air Force exponentially. Additionally, the product did not contain chemicals that were volatile, flammable, or dangerous to organic materials (such as humans).
Along the way, in the process of fine-tuning the compound to target just certain things but not others, he discovered that spray paint would come off quickly and easily without harming underlying surfaces. He made a note of that and moved on. This was not, of course, the task at hand. But as with all useful and necessary technological development, unintended uses began to become very evident.
You may be asking yourself, "Adhesives?" It was developed for adhesives? What does this have to do with spray paint?" Yes. That is where it started and that expanded to the requirement to remove very difficult-to-remove paints as well. Turns out spray paint was the first paint casualty in the testing process. That was noted and Ron moved on. Now, we are able to bring this "unintended use" to you as a result of supporting our American military.
Fun fact - while this product is sold as a graffiti remover, it will also remove bumper stickers, labels and pretty much anything with adhesive back with all the same benefits and far easier than the other tools out there. But that is another product...
While we cannot tell you the trade secret behind it, we can tell you that it targets the molecular structure of spray paint and adhesives. It does not dissolve the paint, as all other paint removes do utilizing a solvent or acid of some sort. It works on the molecular body itself, encouraging the paint to "release" its bond to other molecules. The paint then simply lets go of the surface it was placed on and can be rinsed away.
No. If your car has been tagged, this will take it right off for you. no buffing, scraping or corrosive chemicals or harmful solvents are present to harm your vehicle. Whether it be your beloved old pickup truck or your wildly expensive luxury car, this is safe for use.
Yes. It is designed not to damage underlying paints such as latexes or acrylics. Interior nad exterior wall paints, etc. So if you have graffiti on your painted building, a home or business or outbuilding of some sort, this is what you need.
No. This product has no VOCs. It is legal for use in states and countries that ban or deeply regulate VOCs.
No. It dissolves in water and will not harm your grass or landscaping if you have a need to remove graffiti in an area that has grass, plants or trees that may be affected. It is safe for soil and for use where sewer runoff may be possible.
A pressure washer is a helpful tool. We like pressure washing just about everything so it is hard to say "No" you don't need a pressure washer. But sadly, a simple water rinse is all you need. If you do choose to use a pressure washer you may inadvertently create a "clean spot" on your surface that compels you to pressure wash the entire area. Who knows where that stops. So just rinse with water and save yourself some time. A hose will do.
While we do not advertise it as such, Taggers Tears is also an excellent and easy adhesive remover. It will take off your bumper stickers, old company decals from vehicles, labels from bottles you want to save and just about every other adhesive backing an ordinary person would want to get rid of. It is especially effective on last year's political campaign stickers. Just saying.
Yes. It will not harm wood and rinses off easily with water.
Yes. This was it's original design purpose. .
Yes. It will not hurt your plastic surfaces.
Absolutely. Concrete can be a challenge for paint removal. Its porous nature means paints soak right in there and can be a real difficult task to remove. Taggers Tears is able to penetrate these pores and remove the spray paint easily, so your streets, bridges, overpasses, parking garages, sound walls, etc. are all excellent candidates for Taggers Tears.
No. This product is specifically formulated to remove spray paints. However, if you would like the stronger formula that will do the same thing that Taggers Tears does but for normal paints, including stripping metals like classic cars, contact us here and let us know what you need to do with it. We can provide you with the original formula that takes it all down to the bare surface.
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