Team Diginate bought a spare wheel cover and decided to slap a wild animal on it! Not literally of course.
If we had an official Diginate car it would be an old army Jeep (or any other car really, we’re not that picky), which of course are known for the spare wheel on the back. We’ve started building our own car and the first part was creating a spare wheel cover. In hindsight, we should probably have started with a different part, such as any part of the actual car. Nevertheless, instead of having a boring old cover we wanted something a bit more personal and/or fear-inducing. This post will show you how to customise your own wheel cover.
This is our wheel cover. It’s a hard shell that’s practically begging for a sticker. We used a circular Gloss Vinyl sticker that’s 52cm in diameter.
Is it a wolf? Is it a bear? No, it’s WolfBear! We wanted a design that would scare off potential car thiefs and WolfBear does the job. We couldn’t decide who would win in a fight between a bear and a wolf so we decided to create a hybrid animal! In fact, we like it so much we’ve started looking into how to breed a real bear and a wolf. Unfortunately, it’s not looking very promising.
To apply and reposition the sticker easily, first spray some liquid on the wheel cover. Surface cleanser works well.
Peel off the sticker…
…and stick it on the wheel cover. You can move it around so don’t worry about getting it spot on right away.
When you’re happy with the position, just squeeze out the liquid with a cloth or hard sponge.
Done! The colours really stand out against the rich black background, making WolfBear seem to leap out from the shadows.
The wall will have to do while we finish the rest of the car.
Looks dangerous! Should scare a cyclist or two.