We all know that Great Adventure's B:TR is rusty and when you ride it in the rain, you get rust all over you and it stains you and your clothes. I haven't noticed any other coasters that are this rusty, in particular, any other BTR's. Any explainations? Is it just because gadv's is old and never painted?
Ride up keep on B:TR is very low. It hasn't been painting in good knows how long. The reason you notice rust on you after the ride is cause you are below the rust. On all the other coaster you are on top of it. B:TR needs some much needed TLC. A new paint job to look like Batman KNight Flight at SFNe would be very nice.
If I remember correctly, they had the same problem with the raptor at cedar point. The problem was solved by simply painting the rails along with the spine. Aparently the rust was coused by the rails being rusty.
Batman's rails were never painted from day one and they were badly rusted by the second season. The original color scheme was all black with "silver" rails which obviously didn't work out. Don't worry about it. They ARE painting the entire ride including the rails this off season. The exact color scheme is still up in the air but purple is going to be in there somewhere to match the purple on the trains.
Jersey is fairly close to salt water, but salt dosent get into the clouds i belive, so it wouldent change it any more then if it were located at GrAm, it is not close enough to the ocean where it is directy effected, also most weather comes from the west and heads east, not east to west.
Call me crazy, but I like the rust on it. I think it gives the ride the best "theme" in the "theme park."
Anywho, it hasn't been repainted since opening, and was due for the job last offseason, which just didn't happen. They did do some test painting in the offseason, which could be seen from the exit, and is purple :P. They also did sandblast the bare spots last winter, but that was it.
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SFMM is behind a couple of Hills from the ocean, so it is nowhere near as close to the water as the one in NJ. And yah, Flashback was looking rather less than it's usual blue when I saw it last. The one that really pisses me off is watching Ninja turn pinker and pinker each year... Hell, give me the equipment and the paint and I'll paint the sonofagun all by myself.