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New Car Covered In Rust Camouflage To Protect It From Thieves
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Product Design, Weird6 years ago

New Car Covered In Rust Camouflage To Protect It From Thieves

There are plenty of different ways to protect your car from theft, but one owner of a Volkswagen Transporter van decided to protect it in a novel way – by covering the new vehicle in rust-like vinyl to make it look like a hunk of junk!

The artwork for the vinyl wrap, done by Clyde’s Wraps in Glasgow, involved taking exact measurements of the entire van. This allowed their artists to realistically model rust as if it had been formed by water running down from the vehicle’s handles, mirrors and frames.

“It only took 3 days for the police to pull him over to ask what was going on with all the rust,” Clyde’s Wraps write on their website. “Please note that there is nothing illegal about going to town with graphics on your vehicle but it may confuse others!” That’s true, but in this case, it seems like that was exactly the point – and it worked!

More info: clydewraps.com | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: lostateminor)

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DanielaMiloş
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6 years ago

never seen a rusty car with such shinny headlights.

Gabriel-FortunatoEufracio
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6 years ago

And wheels

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MichaelRudloff
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6 years ago

Unless you have a personalized numberplate in the UK - the number plate will reveal the age of the care - no matter how it looks. Also professionals will know that a particular make is out of aluminium for example, rather than steel . Plus a lot of times cars are stolen for parts rather than to drive - rust is irrelevant ...

MichaelDunbar
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6 years ago

As the graphic artist behind this can I point out we did this in 2014 for our client who has a great individualistic taste in life (which I admire) and the van was a brand new 2014 VW T5. The number plate reads T5 OMG! And if you bear with us at Clyde Wraps you might see it's baby soon! Thanks to all for Sharing - we're overwhelmed!

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ÁgnesLászló
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6 years ago

Autothiefs seeing this also!

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DanielaMiloş
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6 years ago

never seen a rusty car with such shinny headlights.

Gabriel-FortunatoEufracio
Community Member
6 years ago

And wheels

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MichaelRudloff
Community Member
6 years ago

Unless you have a personalized numberplate in the UK - the number plate will reveal the age of the care - no matter how it looks. Also professionals will know that a particular make is out of aluminium for example, rather than steel . Plus a lot of times cars are stolen for parts rather than to drive - rust is irrelevant ...

MichaelDunbar
Community Member
6 years ago

As the graphic artist behind this can I point out we did this in 2014 for our client who has a great individualistic taste in life (which I admire) and the van was a brand new 2014 VW T5. The number plate reads T5 OMG! And if you bear with us at Clyde Wraps you might see it's baby soon! Thanks to all for Sharing - we're overwhelmed!

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ÁgnesLászló
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6 years ago

Autothiefs seeing this also!

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