Does SFGAm Deja Vu need a paint job?

Friday, May 10, 2002 8:25 PM
Did anyone else notice the blue supports for Deja Vu? There are light blue splotches all over the whole structure. I couldn't tell if these were primer or peeling of the top coat. I can't believe it needed any maintenance after less than a year old.

*** This post was edited by SFGAm Dave on 5/11/2002. ***

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Friday, May 10, 2002 8:31 PM

I dont think thats anything compared to Mantis....Mantis needs some TLC very bad.

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Friday, May 10, 2002 8:35 PM
Sounds like some cracks developed an they patched over them. It's normal with the steel coasters
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Friday, May 10, 2002 9:01 PM
For gods sake, the rides a year old!

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Friday, May 10, 2002 9:35 PM
After the ride was built, they went back and patched up some of the bare spots. They just didn't match up the paint colors too well. This is a common thing with new rides, since pieces naturally get dinged up during transportation...

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Friday, May 10, 2002 10:50 PM
The other two GIB's at Magic Mountain and Over Georgia don't have that problem...And they've been up and running longer than the SFGAm one...
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Friday, May 10, 2002 11:56 PM

I was told by a ride supervisor (Hi Mark !! :) ), that it is primer.

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 6:59 AM
Want some paint to complain about at SFGAm? Look at Demon's track when crossing under it. You can see some of TotC's white in spots! At least it's blue on DV, and not some completely different color.

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 7:56 AM
I agree with TrBiggar, if SFGAm does paint a ride, it should definitely not be Deja Vu! Several other rides need it more. AE would look great with some new white paint. Iron Wolf and Demon also need some new paint. Shockwave's blue track has really faded. Even Batman has faded alot.
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Saturday, May 11, 2002 8:18 AM

Check out Millennium Force if you want to see some bad touch up paint! :) Actually it does look like just primer and they didn't bother to paint over it! You notice all these light blue spots right next to the queue. Looks like crap to be honest. I just say if you spend $25 million on a ride, at least touch it up with something that matches! :)

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Monday, May 13, 2002 4:58 AM

SFGA2001 said:
I agree with TrBiggar, if SFGAm does paint a ride, it should definitely not be Deja Vu! Several other rides need it more. AE would look great with some new white paint. Iron Wolf and Demon also need some new paint. Shockwave's blue track has really faded. Even Batman has faded alot.


?? Iron Wolf was just painted two or three years ago! (When they put on the awful new restraints...)

Cam.


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Monday, May 13, 2002 5:09 AM
How about they concentrate on getting DV running consistently first! Who gives a d--n about the paint when the thing doesn't run from day to day?

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Monday, May 13, 2002 5:27 AM
Check out Top Gun at Carowinds the blue paint of the supports is really peeling off they should get their money back from whoever they contracted to paint the thing or fire whoever did it if it was an in house job

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Monday, May 13, 2002 6:01 AM
When I was a Great America last year, it sure looked like Deja Vu needed a major paint job. I do not know if it was dents or damage from construction but about mid-season there were several brown spots on supports. Looked pretty nasty.

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