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

(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.
Melissa Topey
Mar 13, 2012

(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.

Comments

juggalo7

 can you repaint the iron dragon to more dark colors? it looks like an advertisment for Mcdonalds 

November India Golf

a woman applying paint with snow on the ground...who is the dolt responsible for this action

jon491

Spray guns are for ????

Captain Gutz

leroy,

So you have a problem with women painters? Why don't you drive out there and give her some gloves?

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2cents

Does painting the "track" make the coaster trains slip slide along faster?

Come on guys, their painting the structure!

Just saying!

Fireside

After the job the UNION painters did on the APEX building I can understand why this is a  non-union job. This paint job will last 7 years!