Photo 1/34 | custom Paint Jobs superman | Custom Paint Jobs - 2009 Paint Trends & Gems
Photo 2/34 | custom Paint Jobs chevy Dualie | Two-Tones This dualie had our jaws on the ground the very first time we saw it. Dozens of colors, graphics, shapes, and airbrushed figures-this truck had it all.
Photo 3/34 | custom Paint Jobs hood Tape Lines | Take a look at the amazing hood with its intricate tape lines and color blends.
Photo 4/34 | custom Paint Jobs superman | Often times comic book heroes look cheesy on a truck but in the case of this Chevy, the artist used comic book styling with jagged lines and pencil-stroke patterns to make it look realistic. Vibrant colors also helped this truck stand out.
Photo 5/34 | custom Paint Jobs underwater Creatures | Appearing on the cover of this issue, Daniel Stewart's F-150 has been a long time coming. Realistic is an understatement, as these underwater creatures literally appear to be swimming right at you. Simply amazing.
Photo 6/34 | custom Paint Jobs rice Fink | If your truck is a mini and you don't have much of a canvas, don't be scared to go crazy. This little '66 Suzuki Mirco-Truck was painted from top to bottom with insane graphics and eye-catching airbrushing.
Photo 7/34 | custom Paint Jobs ford F150 Sinister | A classic that will never go out of style, the two-tone is a clean and custom way to make your ride look great. Using factory Ford and Jeep colors to get just the right hue contrast, this shaved and molded smooth F-150 looks sinister.
Photo 8/34 | custom Paint Jobs two Tone Blue | About as subtle and clean as they come, this two-tone with silver dividing stripe used two different blue tones to make you scratch your head and wonder just what was done to the paint.
Photo 9/34 | custom Paint Jobs 2009 Dodge Ram | Mitch, from Ekstensive Metalworks, in Houston, hit a homerun with his '09 Ram featuring two colors you don't typically see together. The cool graphic with pinstriping and drop-shadow effect adds to the overall appeal. Notice the paint-matched wheels that tie it all together.
Photo 10/34 | custom Paint Jobs 2008 Toyota Tundra | Not all two-tones are created equal...
Photo 11/34 | custom Paint Jobs airbrushed Skulls | ...as shown by Dave Timm's '08 Tundra featuring blue and white with angry airbrushed skulls breaking up the two hues.
Photo 12/34 | custom Paint Jobs tribal Flames | An easy way to add a custom look without breaking the bank is adding flames, or in this case tribal flames, in between the two-tone giving the paint added character.
Photo 13/34 | custom Paint Jobs two Tone Tundra | Another tricked-out ride from 2 Brother's Custom Trucks, this Tundra features the always good-looking black and silver two-tone, but with a twist.
Photo 14/34 | custom Paint Jobs green Flames | The bright green separating the two bold pigments has airbrushed realistic flames inside of it. This cool detail adds a wow factor to the ride.
Photo 15/34 | custom Paint Jobs flake | Flake is also a favorite of hot-rod and custom enthusiasts. Issue 2 cover truck, owned by Rhen Robinson, features flake in the silver flames that break up the blue and white pearl colors.
Photo 16/34 | custom Paint Jobs silver Flames | The look is not over-the-top, but still very much custom and clean.
Photo 17/34 | custom Paint Jobs two Tone Chevy | One way to make onlookers do a double-take is to add pearls with the airbrushing in between the two-tone. This Chevy features two bold yellow stripes that were then pinstriped. Those stripes house the airbrushed skulls with pearl to make them stand out with the right sunlight.
Photo 18/34 | custom Paint Jobs orange Gmc | Beautiful one-color paint schemes can be equally as impressive as flames, graphics, or a two-tone. The key is to spray a color that will look amazing in the sunlight.
Photo 19/34 | custom Paint Jobs orange Gmc | Take this orange GMC, without sun on the truck, it looks nice and clean, but with the sun shining on the truck, it pops off the pavement. Nicely done.
Photo 20/34 | custom Paint Jobs 2009 Dodge Ram Laramie | If your truck came with an awesome color from the factory, such as our '09 Ram with its Inferno Red Crystal Pearl, the best remedy could be painting some pieces. We painted the chrome grille shell, handles, mirrors, front bumper, and rear bumper.
Photo 21/34 | custom Paint Jobs inferno Red | Just like the orange GMC, when the sun hits our solid-color truck, the paint pops. With the sun setting, the paint looks like it is on fire. Cool touches such as the painted wheel trim rings adds to the custom look.
Photo 22/34 | custom Paint Jobs green Flames | Flames Getting hot in 2003, real-fire flames are still around and pioneers like Kurt Grimes are now combining colors to make the realistic flames really sick. Appearing on our issue 3 cover, his Chevy is a great example of how real-fire flames can grab attention.
Photo 23/34 | custom Paint Jobs purple Flames | Hot-rod wispy flames are another classic. This Dodge used two colors not typically combined to really stand out. Lime green as a base with a purple-to-royal blue fade flame combo prove, that while they may not be for everyone, flames are sweet.
Photo 24/34 | custom Paint Jobs grinding Wheel Effect | Our friends at Pro Motorsports went crazy on this '09 Tundra. Using a grinding wheel, they taped off two lines and starting throwing sparks. The graphic uses two angles to make one seamless graphic.
Photo 25/34 | custom Paint Jobs 2009 Toyota Tundra | Candy apple red was then sprayed on the rest of the Toyota to create a look that leaves you scratching your head. Talk about hours and hours of work, sheesh.
Photo 26/34 | custom Paint Jobs 2008 Ford F250 | Fabtech went a little out of control on their '08 F-250.
Photo 27/34 | custom Paint Jobs grinded Effect | The entire truck was grinded on with the top half receiving candy blue and the bottom simply cleared over. The look is incredible.
Photo 28/34 | custom Paint Jobs chevy Silverado | Hot-Rod Flats Thanks to the use of hot-rod flat paints, this sky-high Silverado looks unbelievable.
Photo 29/34 | custom Paint Jobs flat Black | Both red and black were sprayed flat and the duo looked awesome. Even the logos were sprayed flat black.
Photo 30/34 | custom Paint Jobs project Super Stunner | Our own Project Super Stunner was painted using flat black on the bottom half. The matte black wheels with painted-to-match red rings really made the drop-top truck look incredible. The headlights, grille shell, foglights, and door handles were also smoked and painted black to create the custom look.
Photo 31/34 | custom Paint Jobs lincoln Navigator | Using flat black and then a flat clear over the silver stripe made this Navigator look like it had stainless steel running down the hood. This trick is subtle and a real winner at shows. Notice the smoked headlights and blacked-out grille to match the theme.
Photo 32/34 | custom Paint Jobs ford F150 | Incorporating LED brakelights into the custom paint, this F-150 scores big. Before applying the brake pedal, you'd never know there were lights there and then with once they slow down, voila. Too cool.
Photo 33/34 | custom Paint Jobs pinstriping | A Truckin' favorite is the timeless art of pinstriping. These artists are our heroes. No matter what truck, pinstriping always looks amazing and can quickly turn a boring truck into a rolling work of art.
Photo 34/34 | custom Paint Jobs chevrolet Logo | Another cool trick was to paint the Chevrolet logo for contrast and to paint the Bow Tie with a hot-rod flame and pinstripe. Little details go a long ways in the overall look.