Clever Car Wrap Prevents Theft By Making New Luxury Vans Look Old

What’s the best way to make your shiny new luxury van look like something even a thief wouldn’t touch? Cover it in rust, of course.

Not really, obviously. UK based car-wrap company Clyde Wraps has created a custom wrap that makes a brand-new 2014 Volkswagen T5 Sportline look like a 1980s Chevy Astro, complete with the rust and damage you’d expect from a van that old.

Look at that shiny paint job. Too bad this is the last time anyone will ever see it.

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The entire van had to be precisely measured in order to create a wrap that would fit perfectly.

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The details of the wrap include rust, faded and splattered paint, and even cracked trim to add to the realism.

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Even the bumper of the van was wrapped.

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Oops. Do you think the door handle gives it away?

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The car-wrap crew even added fake “metal panels” to the side of the van to make it appear older.

The finished product. Fancy, isn’t it?

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Check out the ‘peeling paint’ on the front bumper.

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“It only took 3 days for the police to pull [the driver] over to ask what was going on with all the rust,” said a staff member at Clyde Wraps.

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Luckily, driving around in a van that looks like this isn’t illegal — just funny.

For more Clyde Wraps creations, visit their website and Facebook page.