A couple issues ago, we gave an '07 Toyota Tundra a Fantastic Four transformation but the story doesn't end there. The Tundra belongs to Thor-not the god, but the maker of riding gear for the motocross market. It's a company with an epic reputation in the moto market that wanted a truck with a little urban flavor to flash its logo around town. Not wanting to settle for a vinyl wrap or similarly easy solution, Thor tapped the painters at Kelly & Son in Bellflower, California.Kelly & Son made the truck available to us for the Fantastic Four makeover. After that, Kelly & Son gave us the heads up about the truck's pending paintjob, so we thought we would shoot some pics. So here we are, with a paint tech story for you.
At first, we were skeptical of Kelly & Son's choice of colors for this project. Mitch Kelly mixed Crystal Black with Silver Star, both from PPG's Vibrance Collection, to get various shades of gray and silver, and kept some of the factory Tundra black. These are three colors one wouldn't expect to explode from the page ... but, this is the paint shop that gave us the candy orange and black Project Intimidator that we ran in our paint and body issue. Mitch Kelly and the rest of the guys at Kelly & Son-Tom, Jon, Shaggy, Brandon, and Jesse-are no slouches. Everyone involved made black, silver, and gray look pretty-darn good. Here's how they did it.