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Postby DiSab » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:29 pm

^Red is a primary color, so paint wouldn't have to be mixed to get that color. To get purple, though, you need to mix red and blue paint to get that color. The red color takes less work, and not as much components to make.

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Postby ECZenith » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:32 pm

I think the reason why you see so many red roller coasters is that it stands out more dramatically than any other color. A park investing in a large coaster is going to want it to be seen for miles and red makes a big impact as far as showing "ferocity" or intimidation, IMO.
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Postby restoca » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:38 pm

DiSab wrote:^Red is a primary color, so paint wouldn't have to be mixed to get that color. To get purple, though, you need to mix red and blue paint to get that color. The red color takes less work, and not as much components to make.


I think that most any color of paint requires a combination of pigment be added to a white base? There are probably numerous other factors involved in color choice as well.

^ Appearance from a distance is probably one of them, and maybe how effectively it can be used on souvenirs, print ads, etc.

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Postby MattMattMatt » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:46 pm

DiSab wrote:^Red is a primary color, so paint wouldn't have to be mixed to get that color. To get purple, though, you need to mix red and blue paint to get that color. The red color takes less work, and not as much components to make.


Maybe I'm just uninformed but I doubt purple roller coaster paint is made simply by mixing a bucket of red with a bucket of blue. It seems like a very far-fetched explanation to me but ok. It seems like whoever orders the paint would order it in whatever shade is required and that's what gets shipped. If the park wants a red coaster they order the track colored red.

I mean even with all of the red coasters out there, there are very different shades of red. The shade and tone of the color has to be specific even if it is a primary color so the color has to get manufactured one way or another if it's red, or purple, or whatever.

It just seems like a much simpler explanation that parks pick color schemes based on what will look good. If mixing up a batch of purple paint would be such a hassle, why bother doing something like having two different colors on the supports? Going out of your way to do that seems a lot more of a to do than ordering a non-primary colored paint.

Also, what restoca and EC Zenith said! ;)

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Postby supertrooper » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:20 pm

DiSab wrote:^Red is a primary color, so paint wouldn't have to be mixed to get that color. To get purple, though, you need to mix red and blue paint to get that color. The red color takes less work, and not as much components to make.


Even if your theory were correct, which it isn't, it would make more sense to say that magenta is a primary color, since cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) are the colors for printing, and red, green, and blue are the colors for light (RGB). But the supports aren't being run through a printer, so it doesn't matter.

restoca was correct. Paint color have a white base, with pigment added. The red pigment may be a combination of magenta and blue though. I'm not sure...I'm not a paintologist...I just know that red doesn't take less work to make because it's a primary color.

Anyway.....I can't wait to ride this red coaster and yellow, and sometimes tan, coaster

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Postby DiSab » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:58 pm

Fair enough, I guess I thought about it too simply. :lolr:

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:11 pm

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Postby jamesdillaman » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:55 pm

^ I think we'll have to wait until next month for our fly-over, JZ, as the cessna pilot is not cheap and I just had to buy new tires... *groan* We'll do it, though, besides it might be better the more track work that's done on Diamondback.

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Postby Kennyweird » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:54 pm

^This thing is going up a lot faster than I anticipated! :br

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