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Old 12-06-2010, 08:39 AM
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Painted Equipment

I have heard that if your equipment is spray painted it is less desireable to the scum that would steal it and pawn it.

This was tested (not the best test) the other day when we were broken in to. They took the stuff that was not sprayed but left the stuff that was sprayed.

Could have been they got so much they could no carry it or the paint. I dont know but all my stuff is getting painted this week.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:40 AM
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Sorry to hear about the thefts! Hopefully you weren't out of pocket too much!

I think a lot of big companies do the paint deal, usually some god-awful color and haphazzardly sprayed so that it's obvious. They don't care about resale value though. While some guys are washing and waxing their mowers they wouldn't dream of spraying paint on them, lol. It probably does work and would make it much easier if something was stolen to attempt to track it down, assuming it ended up at a pawn shop. Much easier to call and inquire about a stihl saw that has pink paint on it instead of just a stihl saw...
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:19 PM
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Yes, I have spray painted equipment. Less desirable and not a single piece have been stolen. As long as the internals are clean then all is good.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:06 AM
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I plan on painting some of my more expensive equipment and the cheap stuff i will put companys logo sticker and a hidden mark in permi marker so it cant go byby and they wont ever guess where it is.
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:48 PM
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No thanks, I paid too much for a blue shindaiwa.

I'll keep this in mind.
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:36 AM
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The paint is agood idea and always use a scriber to ingrave company name, contact number and company phone/cell number on the eqipment. Keep all model, serial and name brands on a log with you on the truck or in your cell phone. Get these numbers to Law Enforcement as soon as possible! These identifiers are entered into NCIC after being reported to Law Enforcement. This is a national data base that just may help get the equipment located. I can understand Ryob and Homelit in a Pawn shop, but when I see commercial brands Im suspicious. Most Pawn shops pay into Leads on Line inwhich they are supposed to enter equipment coming into their shop with serial numbers...ahh sometimes they may be off a number or letter or two who'd a thunk it. If you catch a theif don't kick a camp fire in his a$$ or make him unload a trailer of mulch (the lazy bastard) just call the police.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:12 PM
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Yeah, the reason it makes it less desirable is because it's easy to identify!

The thieves know it, when it's like that you can recognize your equipment from a mile away
even if or when it's all mixed in with someone else's, makes it impossible for them to sell the stuff
to anyone even remotely around your neck of the woods.

Which, it's not a guarantee that it won't get stolen but it is a cheap fix, spend a few dollars on some nasty
looking color of spray paint and a few blasts of that onto every piece of equipment, blam, over and done.

Also helps if you have buddies who like to "borrow" your stuff.

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:31 PM
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Plum safety purple! Equipment slippage dropped to almost zero, still had 2 brand new Shindaiwa T-270 stolen by an employee though.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:29 AM
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Thats why mine is pink with different color polka dots makes it a real discussion piece when i show up on my customers houses though.
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Great Post

Ok, So I need to paint a lot of new equipment. I guess after the first season when I have down time, I will paint it sky blue and grass green, with company logo. Thanks For the input, I do enjoy painting. and theft is BIG concern.
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