Yeah, the Bertrand Island Wildcat was painted green (but it seemed to be a much lighter green than Phoenix). The later years of the park, though, the coaster had a nice patina of peeling paint, mildew, and wood rot.Bertrand Island was a really cool place. The condos they just built aren't nearly as much fun. :(
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.
Dutchman said: 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...
While some treated lumber has a greenish tint, it doesn't turn the dark green like Phoenix over time. And if you look at it close up, you can tell (i.e. "They missed a spot" here and there).
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?)
The green color on Phoenix is a stain. It is made in Montoursville, PA, home for decades of PTC master builder Frank Hoover. The paint company's name is Chemcoat, and the name of the solid color stain is "Phoenix Green".
Yeah, when you are in line for Phoenix and look to the right just above the tunnel, you can see where some green stain has dripped down some of the support beams on the drop into the double-up-double-down. Thanks for clearing everything up, Mr. Fetterman. BTW, thanks for building me ;)
PS: What will the wood in the trough of Flying Turns be treated or covered with to prevent it from wearing very quickly?