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On the job: Cedar Point paint project has its ups and downs

Melissa Topey • Mar 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Workers at Lakeside Interior Contractors will exhaust every drop of 500 gallons of paint before they're done painting the Blue Streak's 2,000 feet of track.

The coaster -- the oldest one at Cedar Point -- is known for its sky-blue skin, although the color's official name is "Blue Bell," said Kim McLennan, project manager at the Perrysburg-based Lakeside Interior.

About once every seven years the Blue Streak gets a fresh coat of paint -- partly to maintain its appearance, but also to weatherproof the wood.

Learn how the workers paint the coaster in today's print edition or e-paper.

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