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Usually, spooky car decorations are done on Halloween, which is celebrated all over the world. It is loved by children the most as they get to trick or treat and even the elderly who simply like to decorate their house. As for adults, their interest lies in wearing costumes and going to parties.
If you are a hardcore fan of Halloween, you probably go all out and celebrate this occasion in threes: Wearing something sexy or scary, decking out your home with pumpkins and skeletons, and giving your car a makeover.
Many cop shows have shown how an innocent Halloween décor can lead people to believe something sinister lies behind the fake limbs. So, we understand how you are conflicted about the idea of putting fake blood on your car. Well, from a legal point of view, you don’t need to worry because there’s nothing in the law that says you can decorate your car with fake blood.
Imagine having a couple of sawed-off fake limbs peeking from your trunk and blood splattered all over the car with handprints on the hood and side doors. Your car will be the dopest ride on the streets, making people question: Is it real or not? They will be torn between calling 911 and taking pictures.
Now that you know it’s perfectly fine to put fake blood on your car, let’s take a look at how to do it:
Steps on How to Decorate Your Car With Fake Blood
Before we begin, you need to decide how far you are willing to go. If you are going to be driving your car, you need to keep the décor simple so that nothing impedes your view or does not fall off and be a danger to the drivers behind you.
Fake blood on its own does not turn heads so you need to up your game a notch. Here are a few ideas you can try:
If you don’t want to put much effort in and your painting skills are like a toddler, we suggest that you go with decals. There are plenty of Halloween-themed designs available that are amusing and scary. One of the best things about decals is that they can be reused.
Cobwebs are the cornerstone of Halloween. They are fillers that help you cover corners. You can draw cobwebs on side mirrors and in other places that don’t cause a problem. You can also use fake spider webs that you can drape on your car’s hood.
Dollar Stores have plenty of Halloween décor, including fake legs and arms that you can hang from the trunk of your car.
So, are you ready to zombie your ride?
Things You Will Need
- Spray Rubber (Plasti Dip) in Red, White, and Black
- Exacto Knife
- Cotton Swabs
- Latex Gloves
- Painter Tape
- Plastic Folder
- Poster Board
- Printer and Paper
Use a Stencil
Go online and find an image in black and white. Cut out its sections and trace the image on the plastic folder.
Cut out a square on the poster board and place your image in it. Use tape to seal the edges and then attach it to your car with magnets to prevent under the spray.
Spray with the Plasti Dip generously, and then let it dry for a few seconds. Make sure the spray doesn’t dry completely, or the plastic folder will stick to the car and destroy the lines. Gently remove the tape and lift the stencil.
Bloody the Hood
If your car has a removable grill in the front, paint it with blood separately to prevent the red color from bleeding into other areas.
If the grill is white, use white Plasti Dip to create a protective layer. This will prevent the red color from leaving behind an impression. After giving the grill a good spray of red, move on to the hood.
Wear latex gloves and cover the bottom of your hand with red spray. Leave random prints on the car that go all the way back to the trunk.
Create Your Crime Scene
Place the limbs in the trunk and secure them with a plastic tie so that they don’t fall down. Cover the hand with red Plasti Dip until the color is dripping down.
You can also create fake blood with corn starch and common paint, but that will most probably bleed into your car’s paint. We recommend Plasti Dip because it is not permanent and is a safe way to bloody your car without damaging it.
Here are a few attributes of this spray:
- Remains stretchy and flexible over time
- Protects coated items from acids, moisture, abrasion, skidding/slipping, and corrosion and provides a controlled, comfortable grip
- Will not become brittle or crack in severe weather conditions
- Removable and peel-able off of most surfaces
- Can withstand temperatures between -30°F and 200°F
Removing Plasti Dip Fake Blood
You might have noticed that we mentioned using Plasti Dip generously. The reason is that the thicker the coat, the easier it will be to peel it off. You can then clean any residual spray with a microfiber cloth.
If the coat is thin and you can’t peel it off, use isopropyl alcohol to scrub it. Wash the car immediately with soapy water afterward. If this doesn’t work, use WD-40. This solution can remove just about anything and won’t harm the car.
Spray it on the décor and leave it on for 5 minutes. Use a microfiber cloth to remove the Plasti Dip gently. Wash the car immediately with soapy water afterward. You can also power-wash the car but make sure the setting is on low, so the stream doesn’t scratch the car.
Passerby won’t stop you upon seeing fake limbs in your trunk and fake blood on the car. However, we suggest that you stay away from the po-po. Even though they will not arrest you, they will surely lecture you on the dangers of playing such a prank.