posted by William Rubano
I’ve seen jeeps that shine like that in the Philippines but have no clue how they did that with the various curves. A plating perhaps?
Chrome mirror silver car wrap.
There are also a couple chrome-like paints that are very good, albeit expensive.
I don’t think this is the case here, but if the body of the car is aluminum or stainless, you can also strip off the paint and buff the metal to a similar shine. We covered a polished DeLorean here in the past:
It looks good on the Delorean
This one is just begging for Curbside Caption treatment. Howabout: “All Bob ever does is polish that stupid car.”
“Bob always wanted a DeLorean”
A true monochrome scheme.
…and the wheels are black… I just don’t get it!
Maybe a way of avoiding brake dust?
Chrome wrap seems to be worldwide phenomenon. I spotted this Mercedes in Sweden during the summer.
You wouldn’t have a problem with people driving behind you with their high beam lights on. : )
I suddenly like this idea!
I saw a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with this treatment a few days ago on a Manhattan street. As if a car ever needed more flash.
There are a number of coating products available that give the effect of chrome plating. The one that McLaren uses on its Formula 1 cars is produced by AkzoNobel, a Dutch chemical company located in Amsterdam. AkzoNobel’s product is also used on Samsung Galaxy cell phones and some Dell computers. These are coatings, not wraps.
On the other hand, Kirkham Motorsports (http://www.kirkhammotorsports.com) actually polishes the bodies on its aluminum Cobra replicas that it fabricates in Poland. The quality of the fabrication and welding is so high that Kirkham can use this technique. Be prepared to cough up about ten grand for a polished body.
“… Harley Earl Would Approve”
He’s the only one *sigh*
I don’t know about you folks but any car that shiny and silver had better time travel when it hits 88 mph
This reminds me of a Hot Wheels car I had when I was a kid; it was a shiny silver Mustang called the Boss Hoss Super Special. It was a special edition that I got when I joined a club for kids who liked Hot Wheels.
That is exactly what this car looks like: a toy! The all-black wheel/tire combo could have been molded from a single piece of plastic, and that shiny finish has the opposite of the intended effect; it looks cheap.
I sure miss that Boss Hoss Super Special, though….
Ha. I was in the same club – but they sent me a chromed Heavy Chevy instead. I recall being disappointed that it wasn’t the Mustang version. Actually, I still have it, in a display case in my garage.
*In a very low, soft voice: I like it. Too bad it is just a wrap. Car would look great in brushed stainless steel…Wagon would look even sweeter.
If a red car wasn’t bright enough to grab people’s attention, now you can go chrome. For those who MUST be noticed.. :p
I’m making one grille out of two for my Hillman this is how I plan to rechrome it.
Two other sources for spray on chrome:
Mekki Chrome, http://www.mekki-chrome.com
and Spectra Chrome, http://www.sprayonchrome.com/solutions.html
Hot Wheels uses one or the other of these systems.
I kind of like it for the novelty of it, it ‘might’ also make inattentive drivers notice my Versa instead of acting like I’m invisible.
There are a lot more angles of the car posted to the Cohort too.
At the recent Bathurst 1000 car 33 had a special livery of red and gold chrome to mark 50 years of racing for the team, which looked surprisingly good. ‘Plain’ chrome has been around for a few years and is old hat I think.
You see what salty sea air can do to a car ?
(But I guess it’s just a more original way to wrap it up.)
Fake “patina” on a brand new Camaro. That’s ridiculous.
I do sometimes wonder about how today’s modern cars will look years from now when they become beaters. I can easily imagine that Camaro shown above sitting on blocks in a trailer park or junk yard in 2043, if there still are trailer parks and junkyards by then.
Seems to me there’s too much “newfangled technology” in these things to be redneck fodder.
This thing’s a hoot. I bet the other Camaro and Trans Am owners beat the crap out of him.
The post 1970 Camaro and Firebird and the Corvette C3 are considered as the non plus ultra pimp/crook/hustler-automobiles here, but nobody will beat the crap out of the guy because of the looks of his car.
What about molesting an original old car, called “customizing” ?
I often dislike these creatures very much, but to each his own, live and let live.
After seeing new Camaros turned into grossly misshapen GTOs, Chevelles, Trans Ams and I’m sure plenty others, this is an improvement.
The simulated rust thing always fascinated me. I always seem to see them pictured in areas that have a climate that doesn’t promote it, so it must be an exciting sight to them like the rare occasion they’ll see snow. Maybe someone could create a midwest/southwest import/export swap business, hmm… 😀
I saw this Audi done like that in a “Tron” theme on West Coast Customs. Not that I would ever buy something like it, but I thought it looked pretty cool. Especially with the lights and transparent wheels.
It was paint, first one done in North America they claim. Prices for that paint job start at around $60K they say. 300 man hours in this one. Yikes.
Does Mr. Rubano ever comment here? He must live pretty close to me, because I see this same car frequently and always think “I wonder what CC would think of that car?” Now I know! Normally I hate trick/gimmick jobs like this, but I actually think this one looks totally sweet. It kinda reminds me of the unpainted metal look from early USAF jets. I also think the (somewhat similar) look on the new SLS AMG Electric is pretty cool too, so maybe I’m just losing my exquisite taste (j/k) in my old age.
I occasionally comment here and live a couple miles from where I saw this car.
I don’t like it, but I would rather have a “chromemobile” than a brown or green car.
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