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New Car Covered In Rust Camouflage To Protect It From Thieves
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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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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

never seen a rusty car with such shinny headlights.

MichaelRudloff
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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AndraNiță
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea... but thieves can easily see that painted rust and those good looking wheels.

rurush
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What about the wheels ??

captaingrumpy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably cost what the car is worth.

MartijnVanHetZa
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very rare this rusty plastic bumpers. I'd rather get an old cluncker and make it technical 100%

MartijnVanHetZa
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

very rare this rusty plastic bumpers...

TiHarris
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesn't matter you can tell its new - it's a talking point and people spot it around - thieves risk being seen driving away, and they have to strip it before moving it on. Much easier to nick one that doesn't need the work, and thieves are all about an easy life. Huge amount of fun and very nicely done!

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Gabby Shelley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol it's not to keep it from being stolen. It's just a wrap. A mod for your car.

Marie Garmon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How cool would it be to do have the reverse done..? Ie, you have a shitty old clunker and these guys wrap it to make it NOT look like a piece of shit.. That's awesome

AlexXander
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

steal the wheels and headlights :D

TiHarris
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think it matters you can tell if its new - something outstanding like this gets known around town, its a talking point and easily spotted - thieves risk being seen driving it away, and they'd have to spend time stripping it to move it on. Even if you're stealing to order, its much easier to nick one that doesn't need the work - and thieves are all about an easy life. Hurrah for a bit of fun and a sense of humour!

EsthiSigner
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's extreme rusty looks might now be regarded as cool and an eye candy for thieves! :-)

EsthiSigner
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's extreme rusty looks might now be regarded as cool thus highly sought after - and get stolen! :-)

EvansBaker
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a great idea, but if the thief is any kind of pro, like Daniela said, they can tell from the headlights and door handle to see the car is actually new...

abhijaysingh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unbelievable. So much cost to turn into a rusty car like he had bought a sports car.

DoreenFelix
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A little over done on the rust. Less is more.

CathyBurrell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

doesn't posting it on line with the license plate no less not kind of destroy the purpose of hiding the van behind the rust?

JanetZeak
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's great! I feel like I need a tetanus shot just looking at it!

TreiŞpe
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it would be perfect, if not for the shinny plastic accessories, the tires and the rims, and the fact that it's a different color all together...

AbdullahIlgaz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This rusty car has some but they must think bout auto thiefs too. Newest tires, flashing VW badges in front and bottom, pretty cool signal lamps etc. But still looks good. Good work.

MichaelRudloff
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just read that the owner paid £750-£1000 for the design and £1500 for the wrap. Silly

JosephTalbot
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd put that on an expensive super car just to be ironic.

AnnRos'a
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And have a personalized plate read "PAID 4"

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GinaWestbrook
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And of couse now that this has gone viral, the banditos are going to be on to it.

SusieKang
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

shucks that's too much work!

AngelaMcGhee
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks fairly good from a distance but if you get within about 15 feet you can tell. Not to mention it's wheels, windows and lights.

AlexandruRomascu
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If u have a wolgswagen like the one in the photo, I doubt! It looks like a new model that didn't had time to rust!

JoeyTai
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aside from all the comments saying that this will not fool thieves, it is a pretty cool effect nonetheless.

vinz3nt
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very convincing, rusted plastic mirrors and bumpers

harisokirio
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hahahaha.... it's so creative... but, fail.... #Scared

Bethany
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the car looks cool but what about the car? can it be restored?

Inzane_sniper
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like wallpaper ^^ All you need is a heat gun (wich is also used to put the vinyl on)

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DanielaMiloş
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

never seen a rusty car with such shinny headlights.

MichaelRudloff
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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!

Load More Replies...
AndraNiță
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea... but thieves can easily see that painted rust and those good looking wheels.

rurush
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What about the wheels ??

captaingrumpy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably cost what the car is worth.

MartijnVanHetZa
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very rare this rusty plastic bumpers. I'd rather get an old cluncker and make it technical 100%

MartijnVanHetZa
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

very rare this rusty plastic bumpers...

TiHarris
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesn't matter you can tell its new - it's a talking point and people spot it around - thieves risk being seen driving away, and they have to strip it before moving it on. Much easier to nick one that doesn't need the work, and thieves are all about an easy life. Huge amount of fun and very nicely done!

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Gabby Shelley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol it's not to keep it from being stolen. It's just a wrap. A mod for your car.

Marie Garmon
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How cool would it be to do have the reverse done..? Ie, you have a shitty old clunker and these guys wrap it to make it NOT look like a piece of shit.. That's awesome

AlexXander
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

steal the wheels and headlights :D

TiHarris
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think it matters you can tell if its new - something outstanding like this gets known around town, its a talking point and easily spotted - thieves risk being seen driving it away, and they'd have to spend time stripping it to move it on. Even if you're stealing to order, its much easier to nick one that doesn't need the work - and thieves are all about an easy life. Hurrah for a bit of fun and a sense of humour!

EsthiSigner
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's extreme rusty looks might now be regarded as cool and an eye candy for thieves! :-)

EsthiSigner
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's extreme rusty looks might now be regarded as cool thus highly sought after - and get stolen! :-)

EvansBaker
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a great idea, but if the thief is any kind of pro, like Daniela said, they can tell from the headlights and door handle to see the car is actually new...

abhijaysingh
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unbelievable. So much cost to turn into a rusty car like he had bought a sports car.

DoreenFelix
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A little over done on the rust. Less is more.

CathyBurrell
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

doesn't posting it on line with the license plate no less not kind of destroy the purpose of hiding the van behind the rust?

JanetZeak
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's great! I feel like I need a tetanus shot just looking at it!

TreiŞpe
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it would be perfect, if not for the shinny plastic accessories, the tires and the rims, and the fact that it's a different color all together...

AbdullahIlgaz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This rusty car has some but they must think bout auto thiefs too. Newest tires, flashing VW badges in front and bottom, pretty cool signal lamps etc. But still looks good. Good work.

MichaelRudloff
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just read that the owner paid £750-£1000 for the design and £1500 for the wrap. Silly

JosephTalbot
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd put that on an expensive super car just to be ironic.

AnnRos'a
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And have a personalized plate read "PAID 4"

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GinaWestbrook
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And of couse now that this has gone viral, the banditos are going to be on to it.

SusieKang
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

shucks that's too much work!

AngelaMcGhee
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks fairly good from a distance but if you get within about 15 feet you can tell. Not to mention it's wheels, windows and lights.

AlexandruRomascu
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If u have a wolgswagen like the one in the photo, I doubt! It looks like a new model that didn't had time to rust!

JoeyTai
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aside from all the comments saying that this will not fool thieves, it is a pretty cool effect nonetheless.

vinz3nt
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very convincing, rusted plastic mirrors and bumpers

harisokirio
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hahahaha.... it's so creative... but, fail.... #Scared

Bethany
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the car looks cool but what about the car? can it be restored?

Inzane_sniper
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like wallpaper ^^ All you need is a heat gun (wich is also used to put the vinyl on)

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