2009 Dodge Ram Paint Upgrades - Kolor Krazy

Part 3: '09 Dodge Ram Project

Bob Ryder
Jun 1, 2010
Photographers: Bob Ryder
The most dynamic factor of the custom truck equation is paint. Your truck only gets one first impression and it's the truck's paint job that separates it from the rest of the custom trucks on the planet. Over the years we have seen truck's paint schemes go through cycles: wild candies, metal flakes, fades, flames, scallops, graphics, murals, and lace. Some of these styles and techniques have survived the decades and are still used and seen today.
Photo 2/25   |   Paint & Graphics
This month, see how L&G Enterprises, in San Dimas, California, worked with House of Kolor to instantly change the demeanor of our in-house '09 Ram project. Before jumping into the paint booth and hoping the ideas in your head are the right colors for your ride, it is always best to consult a rendering artist. Truckin' Editor Dan Ward called R.J. Silva at Eye Kandy Designs in Las Vegas, to see if he could come up with some colorful renderings for our '09 Dodge Ram crew cab.
After narrowing the rendering selections down to one, Dan approached Jason and Theresa Contreras at L&G Enterprises about laying down some House of Kolor graphics. L&G has been painting high quality custom cars and trucks for the past 20-years. L&G's superior custom paint jobs have gained them award-winning achievements at SEMA and other custom car and truck shows throughout the country. Dan gave the folks at House of Kolor (HOK) a phone call and ordered their incredible prep, reducers, hardeners, paints, Kandys, pearls, and Klear for the exciting new project.
Pay close attention while reading, as you'll see firsthand some tips and tricks to getting the perfect graphic tape line for your truck's paint and see how the pros turn a stock truck into a wild show winner.
FROM THE DRIVER SEAT
The '09 Dodge Ram was given a new identity with its mild graphic paint scheme rendered by Eye Kandy Designs. The new colorful Dodge definitely turns heads anywhere it rolls and the SoCal sunshine makes the HOK Pagan Gold pop off the truck with incredible brilliance. The linear graphics are timeless and perfectly match the rendering. Careful prep and years of experience proved to be invaluable as our Ram gets closer to its 15 minutes of fame.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Time Spent Working: 97 hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Professional
Paint Used:
HOUSE OF KOLOR
KU200 Striping Catalyst Striping & Lettering Enamel $49.20
U32 Lime Green Urethane Striping & Lettering Paint $30.73
BC02 Shimrin Universal Basecoat Orion Silver $211.46
KU150 Urethane Enamel Exempt Catalyst $86.52
UK12 Kosmic Kolor Urethane Enamel Pagan Gold Kandy $79.96
KS211 Specialty Ko-Seal II Primer Sealer Black Primer $35.23
BC26 Shimrin Universal Basecoat White $223.73
KU15 Kosmic Kolor Urethane Enamel Exempt Katalyst $86.52
SG100 Shimrin Intercoat Clear $37.08
RU311 Kosmic Kolor Medium Reducer $66.52
UC35 Kosmic Kolor Urethane Clear Coat Ployurethane Clear $168.83
Total: $1,075.78
(not including tax or labor)

Sources

House Of Kolor
Garland, TX
800-845-2500
http://www.houseofkolor.com
L&G Enterprises
San Dimas, CA 91773
909-599-2203
www.landgenterprises.com
Eye Kandy Designs
Las Vegas, NV 89123
702-287-6987
www.eyekandydesigns.com

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