Have you got a new Land Rover Defender but want to make it feel more like its predecessor? Then look no further than Heritage Customs‘ Valiance, which equips the Defender with a new kind of metal-binding technology that can give the SUV an oxidized, rusted aesthetic.


The Niels van Roij and Jan-Pieter Kroezen-co-helmed company has developed a method in which a small amount of metal is sprayed onto the surface, allowing the company to treat the metal accordingly. For example, aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc or even gold can be applied, which assumes the position of the piece and can keep its qualities for up to 20 years before needing a refresh.

From there, Heritage Customs can brush, polish, sand, and oxidize the surface — the latter subsequently producing the rusted look on the Defender you see above.