The Rat Look on a Beetle with Modern Masters

We love to see incredible projects with our Modern Masters products and frequently receive images from all over the world. We recently were sent pics of an inspired project by creative customer Chris McQuaigue of the UK and we thought it was so inspired that we had to share it with you!

Giving a Rat Look to a Car with Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust FinishThe ‘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. “It was a really fun project that certainly gets lots of looks and smiles. The great thing is that I now have a car that I don’t need to clean too much. When I scratched the fender the other day I was really happy about adding more character!”

Rust Finish on Car with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Rat LookEnjoying The Ratrod | Rust Finish on Beetle | Rat Look with Modern Masters Metal EffectsChris’ 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!”.

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.  If you’d like to learn more about this amazing car scene, please be sure to check out the Rat Look website for much, much more.

Chris let us know that he recently bought a sample pot of our Copper Metallic Paint to experiment with his newest Beetle project. He says, “The copper would look great – the paint is amazing!”.  We can’t wait to see what he comes up with.  Many thanks to Chris McQuaigue for introducing us to the ‘scene’ and for sharing his incredible project!