Metal elements on Heritage Customs Valiance – New Land Rover Defender

Metal elements on Heritage Customs Valiance – New Land Rover Defender

Corrosion on New Land Rover Defender

• Real rust on the newest hand-built Heritage Customs Valiance
• Also available in aluminium, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc and gold
• Styled by Niels van Roij Design

Next to the new 22 inch bespoke Heritage Customs wheels, carbon fibre interior inlays and colour-matched brown leather, this Heritage Customs Valiance (based on the 2021 Land Rover Defender) features rusted metal side vents and diamond plates on the bonnet.


All types of metal, on all types of surfaces

Studio for carchitecture Heritage Customs has developed a unique metal binding technology. With this product it is possible for Heritage Customs to paint all types of metal on all interior and exterior surfaces of their Valiance (New Defender) and Vintage (classic Defender) models. Through spraying a thin layer of aluminium, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc or even gold is applied, which then assumes the same flexibility as the parent material and will hold its qualities for 20 years. Following application, the studio for carchitecture can brush, polish, sand and oxidise (rust) the material – generating an even more outspoken look.


New Land Rover Defender and metal

This latest Heritage Customs Valiance, in stylish grey metallic, features our 22 inch Black Crow forged alloy wheels. The interior was reupholstered in brown leather, colour-matched to this Valiance’s the pièce de résistance: the rusted bonnet diamond plates and side vents. These parts were oxidised through an accelerated process, after the metal was painted on. Customers can also choose to, for instance, brush or polish the metal. It can be protected against rust, alternatively we let the natural course of corrosion start. We can then halt corrosion at any desired moment: sealing the metal will stop the wear.

Heritage Customs Valiance: Land Rover Defender

Of course the effect of the rusty exterior elements can also be applied to the wheels or interior elements. However, this client opted to have bespoke Heritage Customs carbon fibre door inlays and dashboard trim installed instead. We have applied the exterior metallic grey paint to the back of the dashboard, the steering wheel centre and the two grab handles on the outside of the reupholstered instrument panel. The combination of all elements and materials generate a commanding and bold look to this Heritage Customs Valiance.

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