paint on deja vu at sfgam

Sunday, September 15, 2002 1:45 AM
has anyone noticed the paint on dv at sfgam? the entire structure is peppered with light blue paint splotches from what appears to be a roller brush. or it is just peeling strangly. youd swear this ride was a decade old. rode for 2nd time this season and it was headbanging/vibrating pretty good already. quite rough.
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 5:18 AM
It has the worst paint job I've ever seen. From top to bottom those supports look like they were painted by a 4 year old. Why is it like that?

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- Peabody

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 5:30 AM
It's like that because it is in a Six Flags park. Everyone knows that!;)

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 7:45 AM
Yes, I have noticed this also. It keeps getting worse as the season goes on. I can't believe how cheap looking that ride is.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 8:55 AM

Yup it's because it's Six Flags ;)

Funny thing is Millie has exactly the same problem.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:39 AM
Everytime I see Deja Vu's paint job, I cringe. It's that bad. What makes it worse is that Deja Vu is a compact coaster. You can see just how bad the paint job is because the whole coaster is easily seen, whereas Millie is spread out, and you can only tell if it's bad by queue.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:52 AM

Are the two other Deja Vus that bad? Stupid one in Georgia was broken for a week when I was there this year. Didn't get close enough to see.

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- Peabody

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:53 AM
Hmmm, I noticed it and while it looks pretty bad while in the que, from a distance it is really awesome looking it looks almost like a cartoon.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:57 AM
I have noticed the paint on it too. Also, if you think Deja Vu is bad with headbanging you have some problems, i have been on it 12 times, including 3 last year and it hasn't gotten any worse and is actually one of the smoothest looping coasters.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 10:48 AM
Deja Vu has hardly any head banging. It's probably one of the smoothest rides in the park. The only problem is, with the reputation Vekoma has, this ride will be rough in 2 or 3 years.

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Deja Vu doesn't have fastlane, but it has a fastlane line.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 10:56 AM
SFMM's one looked great when I was there, however if it is holding up good I don't know...

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 11:47 AM
How does it being a Six Flags ride have to do with anything? The other two in California and Georgia look fine.
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 12:14 PM
I'm not touching that Six Flags thing...

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 2:25 PM
kraxelridah, note the winks. ;) Also I said that Millie has the same problem, thus obviously not making it a Six Flags problem.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 3:50 PM

It's not Six Flags fault. Six Flags didn't paint Deja' Vu. The manfactures did. It's sprayed before it even reaches the park. Are there any *Salt Lakes* up there in the Midwest ;) Do you guys know what saltwater mixed with winds does to paint? It eats it up!!!!!!! California and Georiga do not get as strong of a storm as you would at Great America since SFGAm is right near the start of the Lake Michgan, SFMM is of at the edge of a desert, and SFoG is too far into the state to notice. This is probably the reason why you guys have the same problem with Millie.

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*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 9/15/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 4:04 PM
Wait, Vertigo.....Lake Erie and Michigan are not saltwater. Although I do not know the exact specific gravity of the water of those 2 lakes, I doubt it is as significant a corrosive as other things we have in the air. :) Besides, SFGAm is not close to the lake.

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- Peabody

*** This post was edited by Peabody on 9/15/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 4:06 PM
I would say SFGAm is approximately 5 miles from lake michigan. That isn't too far.
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 4:10 PM

My point was it was not built on the waterfront. (Especially far from saltwater!) Look at what hell the Big One has been through, and after large initial investments to protect it from the salt (wasn't it an additional million when it was built?)

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- Peabody

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 4:29 PM

Yeah, it's pretty bad. I'm really amazed at exactly how short a time it has taken.

That said, other rides don't show the same signs, so I'm really not sure what it is. Maybe it was just the type of paint/metal/etc. that they used, maybe the fact that they only finished everything late last year (though most was painted prior...)

Just to bring the 'never been to SFGAm crowd up to speed...' Here's a clear picture...

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 6:05 PM
Maybe it was caused by all the snow during the off season.
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