We were delighted when a customer came in and asked our in house designer to create one-off rust artwork that made his brand new top-of-the-range Volkswagen T5 Transporter Sportline look like the paint had rust all over. What Clyde Wraps (Vehicle Graphics) produced was – in ours and the customer’s mind – one of the best wraps produced.
Judging by the response from everyone who sees it – and understands it – the majority of you agree! So thanks from Clyde Wraps.
Taking exact measurements of the entire van over and above the blueprints we already held ensured rust could look like it had ran from door frames, handles, badges and mirrors as well as adding extra fake metal panels that look like they are riveted onto the smooth new van. The more distressed we made it look – the better the end result of the rust!
Once we had completed the artwork – which is not mirror imaged for either side too – we printed in full colour digital vinyl and finished in a Matt Laminate to further dull the colours used. It goes without saying the van stands out in a crowd and our customer had great pleasure in telling us later that it only took 3 days for the police to pull him over to ask what was going on with all the rust…
…please note that there is nothing illegal about going to town with graphics on your vehicle but it may confuse others!
As this was a bespoke set of graphics we had to charge for the extra design work involved but this was not an exorbitant fee in any way – so please contact us if you would like a free quotation!
UPDATE: 3rd July 2015 – The Internet has gone crazy over the ‘rust’ van. We have seen our site stats increase by 500 per cent over the past few days and sites such as BoredPanda, CarThrottle, BoingBoing, Automotorundsport, JoeMonster, Newsner, and Malaysian TV Presenter / Director Fizo Omar complimenting us on his Facebook Page to 2.2 million viewers.
Thank you to all for their comments – some hilarious, some compliments, some insults, and a few confused as to why the plastic bumpers were rusty! …It’s an ART CAR! 🙂