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So cool, that you should be bitchslapped…

27 Aug

Seriously who thinks of this stuff?

I read about this company on Autoblog. There is a company called Alchemist that specializes in get this, 24-Karat gold rooftops for automobiles. If gold isn’t “baller” {insert ghey ass Jim Jones “We Fly High” music video gif file here} enough for you then they offer gemstones set in the gold leaf and even platinum or palladium!

Dayum I gots ta get me one of dem right der! I predict that Shaun gets this done on his next daily driver. 🙂

Alchemist is a company specializing in covering or decorating cars and cars’ rooftops in pure 24-carat gold leaf.

This London-based company is run by Jacques Blanc, a former French art director whose acclaimed advertising campaigns in Paris include beauty, fashion and car manufacturers.

Alchemist uses a newly patented process to cover the car with gold, and it takes its team of specialist gilders about a week to complete a rooftop.

The roof is first polished to provide a shiny surface for the gold leaf to reflect. Skilled craftsmen then place individual gold leaves onto a layer of a special base. Finally an invisible shield is laid down to make the surface scratch-proof – and impossible to pick off.

Gold is not affected by air, heat, moisture or oxygen, and so is well-suited to car rooftops.

As a rooftop provides a symbolic protection, it is suitable for such an attention.

Each roof is signed, numbered and a certificate of authenticity is supplied, along with a guarantee.

If you’re determined to go one better you could opt for gemstones set into the gold leaf – or choose a precious film of platinum or palladium.

International publications / media, including Time magazine (see Press) have published articles highlighting these golden rooftops.

Check the site:

http://www.goldenrooftop.com

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