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.
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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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.
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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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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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?)
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...)