Custom Paint Job Ideas for an S-10


As the owner of a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, you may want to distinguish yourself from other drivers on the road. One of the best ways to display your showy personality is to get a custom paint job for your truck. Push the limits to come up with a truly distinctive design. You are only limited by your budget and creativity. Be sure to take your truck to a professional painter unless you are very experienced, as a botched paint job can be costly to fix.

Famous Movie Vehicles

  • Find inspiration in pop culture. Chances are you can think of at least one famous car or truck. Sport Truck magazine recommends turning to the movies for inspiration. Even though you own a truck, you can still use the basic ideas found on cars. Watch films like “Gone in 60 Seconds” or “American Graffiti.” If you want something a little more goofy, model the truck after the bug in “Herbie.”

Classic Paint Jobs

  • Perhaps you aren’t looking to completely stick out on the road but still want something more than a standard S-10 paint job. There are a number of classic custom paint jobs you can go with. Add a coat of glitter paint to the truck for a bit of sparkle. Racing stripes down the sides of the truck can add visual interest without going overboard. You could also opt for flames down the side, which is common among auto paint jobs, but still gives your truck a bit of distinction.

Sports Team

  • If you bring your S-10 to tailgate at your favorite sports team's games, give it a themed paint job. Paint the team’s logo on your doors and hood and the main body in the team’s main colors, and you’re sure to attract attention as you drive to the stadium.

Toy Truck

  • While toy trucks may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for a custom paint job, the staff of Sport Truck magazine suggests turning to toys for ideas. The toys often come with elaborate designs, and you can easily bring one to the paint shop as a model.

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