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While many classic Land Rover owners strive to rid their vehicles of rust, Heritage Customs is offering pre-rusted side vents and hood accents for the brand new 2021 Defender. These finely aged accessories are possible thanks to the aftermarket brand’s revolutionary metal-binding technology.
The new metallurgy process lets Heritage paint all types of metal on both the interior and exterior of its full Valiance and Vintage aftermarket models. It can spray a thin layer of aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc, or even gold. The sprayed-on metal will hold its shape and even flex, and the company says the finish will last for up to 20 years. Following the initial spray, the studio can brush, polish, sand, or in this case, even oxidize (rust) the material.
“Of course the effect of the rusty exterior elements can also be applied to the wheels or interior jewelry,” said Heritage Customs co-founder Jan-Pieter Kroezen. “The combination of all elements and materials generate a commanding and bold look for this Heritage Customs Valiance.” Car designer and co-founder of Heritage Customs Niels van Roij added, “We can then halt corrosion at any desired moment: sealing the metal will stop the wear.”
This isn’t the first time that we’ve covered rusty bits for newer vehicles. The difference is that Porsche’s interpretation of the idea was an April fool’s joke while these Land Rover components are quite the opposite.
Article Credit: Matthew Crisara
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