It's not a stain, its' the wood preservative. It's a pressure treatment called Wolmanizing, and it leaves the wood a light green color. Quite a number of recent coasters have been built using wolmanized lumber.
So are they gonna turn green in a few years? I really like that, looks great! Some coasters will look great with that green tint...
Whatever color this coaster was, the picture of this drop makes me go "Whoa."
http://pictures.rcdb.com/picmax/knoebels/phoenix2.jpg *** Edited 6/28/2006 12:22:25 AM UTC by P18***
So its either Stain or Paint. Which, I don't know. I heard it was stain, but a recent news article on J.Fetterman talked about the Phoenix and mentioned paint.
Originally, Hershey Park's Comet was dark green as well. Even in the early 1970's (after Hershey Park became Hersheypark), the Comet was still dark green. Sometime in the late 1970's it's color was changed to its presend day white. (was it around 1978 and part of its "rehab" that year?)
Heck, I think the Scooby Doo at KD (and KD) was originally a bright green.
And of course Beast used to be stained red.
Such as Dutch Wonderland's hideious light blue and purple paint scheme on (the formerly white) Sky Princess.
PS: What will the wood in the trough of Flying Turns be treated or covered with to prevent it from wearing very quickly?
The Betrand Island Wildcat used to be green. Not sure if that was paint or stain.
I wonder how many people are going to call up Chemcoat and order a batch of Phoenix Green for their deck! *** Edited 7/13/2006 2:30:00 PM UTC by millrace***
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