Wether your truck is a daily driver or custom show truck, the paint it wears reflects its true identity and personality to the world. Today, we are seeing more trucks rolling with more conservative paint schemes including monotone, two-tones, and mild graphics. The following pages will show you how to professionally lay out a two-tone paint scheme on your truck.

We contacted legendary custom painter Pete Santini, of Santini Paint and Body in Westminster, California, to transform this black '07 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew into a stellar two-tone daily driver using House of Kolor hues. Pete started painting custom cars and trucks as a teenager in his dad's paint and body shop in the late '60s. He opened his own shop in '76 and with his visionary mind and painting talents, has created some of the most dynamic paint schemes to ever roll out of a paint booth. In doing so, he has attracted many of the hottest custom truck builders and owners over the years. His linear colorful cosmic graphics have always separated his work from others.

Before entering the paint booth, Santini's crew installed a Street Scene black urethane grille shell and Speed Grille insert with two 6 1/2-inch round holes for the Street Scene sport lights. The factory bumper cover was replaced with a Street Scene front urethane bumper cover/lower valance that gave the F-150 a more aggressive, lower, and sporty appearance. To complete the sport truck front styling, a Street Scene vented hood replaced the factory engine lid. Pete decided to add some graphic lines accenting the Ford's new two-tone paint scheme. The linear graphics make the truck's stance appear lower. To give the two-tone paint and graphics separation and definition, Pete had the steady hand of his good friend Dennis Ricklefs outline the multiple colors. After the pinstriping had time to cure, assorted Mothers polishing compounds and waxing products were used to bring out the F-150's glistening finish.

FROM THE DRIVER SEAT
Pete Santini used an '07 Ford F-150 Lariat as a blank canvas as he laid down some simple horizontal/arched graphics using House of Kolor hues. The multicolored graphics gave the two-tone paint separation and definition. Installing the Street Scene vented hood, speed grille/lights and front sport valance with a Leer 800 tonneau, completed the true sport truck package.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Time Spent Working: 26 Hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Advanced

House Of Kolor Paints:
BC25 Black Base Coat 1 Qrt. $50.00
PBC36 TruBlue Pearl 1 Qrt. $83.00
AP01 Adhereto 1 Qrt. $35.00
PBC37 Majik Blue Pearl 1 Qrt. $82.00
UFC35 Kosmic Urethane Clear Coat 1 Gal. $221.00
RU311 Kosmic Kolor Medium Reducer 1 Gal. $60.00
KU150 Kosmic Kolor Catalyst 1 Gal. $78.00
FBC02 Shimrin Orion Silver 1 Qrt. $50.00

Leer 800 Tonneau Cover $1,200,00
Street Scene Generation 2 Front Valance PN95070833 $375.00
Street Scene Vent Style Hood PN950-73700 $795.00
Street Scene Grille Shell and Grille Insert with 6 1/2-inch round lights (black) PN950-70833 $355.00

Total: $3,384.00
(Prices do not include tax or labor)

SOURCE
Santini Body & Paint
7416 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster
CA  92683
714-891-8895
www.santiniusa.com
House Of Kolor
Garland
TX
800-845-2500
http://www.houseofkolor.com
Street Scene Equipment
365 McCormick Avenue
Costa Mesa
CA  92626
714-426-0590
www.streetsceneeq.com
Leer (East)
3560 Housels Run Road
Milton
PA  17847
570-742-2647
www.leer.com
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