Rust Wrap Makes This Volkswagen T5 Look Wicked

This wrap proves that you don’t have to destroy your car in order to achieve the rat look.

In recent years, the rat trend has taken Europe by storm, with countless of cars being rusted to death by the desire of owning something similar to the patina covered 1950s American automobiles combined with Rat Rods.

The “euro rat” trend was born in Germany, and although few cars manage to get the look right – some Volksrods and Beetles – most of them just look ridiculous and out of place. Mainly because there’s no “kustom” culture of Hot Rodding behind the trend, just some kids with some beaters trying to make a poor statement.

However, you can’t neglect the fact that some of them are really, really cool. Of course, no real petrolhead would want to own, or deliberately rust a car, but the truth is some of these vehicles attract attention with their badassery.

Anyway in case you prefer this look, but you’re not willing to damage your car and ruin some salt and some beers in the process(in order to achieve the real rusted effect), you can simply wrap it in something that looks similar to an oxidized pile of junk. Who would’ve thought!?

That’s exactly what the Brits from Clyde Wraps did with a Volkswagen T5, and needless to say, the thing looks awesome. It has the looks of a beater rat, but it’s actually a brand new, safe and comfortable van. Well, sort of “brand new”, because it was completed in 2014.

Yes, some may argue that a fake rust won’t give a car any street cred, but look at it this way: When the fad will be over (and it will be), there is a shiny, untouched, unscratched automobile underneath that cloak waiting to be wrapped in the next big thing that comes along.

So, tell me guys; would you own a euro rat?


  • JaredTheGeek

    Nah, now it just looks like a GMC Astro Van.

  • europeon

    This was on Jalopnik’s list of car trends that need to die (in a fire).

    • fabri99

      I saw it there too.

    • Six_Tymes

      i agree. it gets a nope from me.

  • Circle the Wagen Redux Edition

    Why? However, the vinyl is well done, and installation looks to be the part too. Looks like a movie vehicle where they commit the crime and then strip the vinyl off to ride into the sunset.

  • Eunos

    The rusted bumpers which are made from plastic know for its abilities not to rust, are just great

  • This looks awesome!

  • Miroku

    Looks gay…

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