Painted Woodies

Saturday, August 3, 2002 4:27 PM
Is there a reason why there are no wooden coasters painted colors like red green blue? I know it would look un-natural but.. Aren't woodie's already stained?

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-Sean

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 4:29 PM
Beast is red, the two Blue Streaks are blue.

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 4:32 PM

3 out of 200?

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-Sean

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 5:20 PM

I think getting an actual count would be a long project, although someone may have already. Off the top of my head I can name a few: (note: all the ones I know have been painted white)

Tornado @ Adventureland

Screaming Eagle @ SF St Louis

Collosus @ Magic Mountain

American Eagle @ SF Great America

High Roller @ Valleyfair

Just to name a few...I find that certain coasters look better painted, such as American Eagle & Screamin Eagle. I however would not like to see coasters like T-Wolf or Viper @ Great America be painted white. I think the reason you typically do not see coasters painted in the other colors would be because 1) painting a wooden coaster in itself is expensive 2) natural & white provide the best appearance.

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wof fan

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 5:37 PM

Judge Roy Scream - SFoT

Texas Cyclone - SFAW

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 5:37 PM

Knoebels Pheonix: an ominious Dark Green

Kennywood's Racer: Dark Red

Dorney's Thunderhawk: Ivory (previously Yellow)

Clementon's Jack Rabbit: Medium Brown Supports

Up until the early / Mid 1970's Hersheypark's Comet was a dark green (very similar in color to Knoebels Phoenix today)

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 6:01 PM
Actually, The Beast is not painted, it is stained in redwood finish. Two more coasters that are painted white are the Tornado and Teddy Bear at Stricker`s Grove. Also, The Beastie was originally yellow, and then a light shade of blue and not it is currently a light shade of purple (repainted for the 1998 season)

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Coney Island (Cincinnati) ride operator

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 6:08 PM
When the Beast debuted, wasn't it red. Not the redwood finish of today, but RED. It seems that most of the painted coasters are the older coasters with a couple of exceptions. Personally I love the John Miller coasters that are painted white, they always look beautiful. Screamin' Eagle is just elegant snaking in front of the hill at the back of SFStL. As Stever Irwin would say, "What a beauty!"
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Saturday, August 3, 2002 7:56 PM
What about Leap the Dips? That is partially green. Plus that one woodie somewhere in Europe that doesn't even show the supports, it is just blue.
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Saturday, August 3, 2002 9:33 PM

I guess it's the same reason why barns aren't painted green or blue or any color except red. Who ever heard of a picket fence painted orange either. I guess there are a few exceptions to every rule. ;)

Most coaster that do have a color just have handrails and the layers of wood the tracks are on painted a different color.

Just think how horrible SOB would look if it was painted a funky color! YUCK! talk about hard on the eyes.

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Knoebels visits in 2002. 6

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