The popularity of rubberzied coating (aka plastidip) and vinyl wraps has given birth to the widely used hash tag #paintisdead. While I don’t take as much offence to this hash-tag as some others I will say that I truly to disagree.
Vinyl and dip are fine, and often do look good, but paint isn’t dead. To prove this here are some of the best paint jobs I’ve seen in person and found on-line.
No post about paint is truly complete without mentioning Ruben’s Chilango ’64 and it’s Kandy and Chrome paint job
From firewall to frame this car is a piece of art
The roof is perhaps my favourite part, you really only know how incredible it is when you get close
Flake, droplets, shadowing, does it really get any better?
Minitruckers have been known to have wild paint for years and this truck from Northern Showdown 2015 has some of the craziest I’ve seen
My favourite thing about this truck and Ruben’s car is that they both get driven regularly
Even more mini truck style airbrushing can be seen on this truck from Battle At The Bridge
From Marvel characters to Johnny Cash this truck has a bit of everything, and it is everywhere
An art canvas on wheels really
Mike and Jesse did an absolutely killer job on the roof of the Dub Dynasty Ghia and they did it all with rattle cans!
Turned out damn near perfect too
Another Ghia with a wicked colour palette and great roof treatment
The Plymouth Coment known as “The Instigator” really caught my eye at Motorama
Funny at the time I had no idea what the East London Timing Association was
I think this car is actually up for sale currently, or was
Moving on from cars myself or contributors have seen in person here’s the Bloody Mary II. Perfect era correct marble paint that emulates the original
Speaking of era correct here’s a Larry Watson inspired number
K-Daddyz Kustomz paint jobs can only be described in one word, insane
Japan, everything we do to the extreme
I kind of really like split bumper Camaro lowriders
It’s far from the normal approach for these cars which is probably why I like it
This one is done super well
I’ve been this particular Camaro build on and off on Los Boulevardos for the past year or so, he’s been doing everything right
It also very recently got an awesome paint job, which you can see a walk around of below
Los Boulevardos also produced this gem for today’s post
Vango is an amazing piece of work with incredible paint work and an awesome wood interior
The subtle use of colour while still being really “kustom” is what sells this car for me
This post simply wouldn’t be complete without a Winfield fade and that’s where I’ll end Part 1, because this theme is sure to be back again
Yes please, more of this theme!
I absolutely love great paint! It’s not just about the paint, it’s about the craftsmanship and time/attention to details that makes it great. That’s what I always notice about a car, how much love and time and attention are spent on the small things to give an overall theme to the vehicle. It gives you a great respect for the builder.