Like most design ideas, this one has no real world application. Designer Dominic Wilcox created a pack of decals, described as an Anti-Theft Bike/Car Device, that simulates rust spots and scratches on cars or bikes with the hope that would be thieves will glance over the apparently valueless vehicles. The problem is that even nodding out junky crooksâ€”forgot about the pro boostersâ€”can see right through the scuff-camouflage and won’t be deterred by a little rough patch here and there. At least Dominic’s not false advertising, he does note:
This anti-theft device is not guaranteed to work in any way.