Ratted Look on a Beetle With Modern Masters Paint

Modern Masters
by Modern Masters
We love seeing projects with our Modern Masters products and we were recently sent pics of an inspired project by creative customer Chris McQuaigue of the UK.
The ‘Rat Look’ is a versatile scene in which the style and look of a car is highly personalized – very often with a rusted finish. Chris created ‘The Ratrod’ with the Iron Reactive Paint and the Rust Activator from our Metal Effects line. “It was an alternative to getting the car re-sprayed professionally by saving money and to create a car with more interest and character,” Chris explains.
According to the Rat Look website, RAT stands for Recycled Automotive Transport and is about keeping your vehicle on the road for as long as possible – however, many ratted cars frequently just sport the look and are in excellent mechanical condition.
Chris’ son Marco loves the car along with the six other Beetles he owns. “There is a community and ‘scene’ for Ratt’ed and rusty cars and there are a few ways of achieving the look. Some people sand the car back to bare metal and let it rust but I think the Modern Masters way is better!”.

Many thanks to Chris McQuaigue for introducing us to the ‘scene’ and for sharing his incredible project! Do you want to see more from this inspiring project? Be sure to click the link to see the full post at our Modern Masters Café blog.
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