Car Wrapped In Plastic Withstands Gonzalo

October 18, 2014

A car that was wrapped in plastic to help defend against Hurricane Gonzalo — with the photo of it becoming a hit on social media  – has come through the hurricane in picture perfect condition, with no scratches or debris.

Bernews posted a photo of the car on social media just prior to Gonzalo’s arrival yesterday [Oct 17], and it gained over 1,000 likes, comments, shares and retweets, with numerous people commenting on the rather unique preparation method.

Some people thought it was good idea, others found it quite amusing, while some wondered if the method would work. That has now been answered, as the owner rather good-naturedly emailed us a photo saying that the car had no scratches or debris, and even responded to some of the wisecracks made by people online.

Car fully prepared for Gonzalo, having been wrapped in plastic and parked at Bulls Head:

plastic wrapped car

While many people thought it was saran wrap, the owner explained that the wrap is actually pallet wrap.

“Because the driving rain is mostly horizontal with a high salt content, it helps to prevent salt water entering the engine bay and interfering with the electronics,” the car’s owner explained. “An added benefit is I don’t have to clean the car afterwards of salt spray and debris. Especially as I don’t have power right now.”

“It won’t protect against any flying trees or the roof caving in, as some of the wise cracks mentioned, but I minimized that by selecting to park by the steel supports and using the staircase to block the wind direction.”

The car in picture perfect condition following Gonzalo


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  1. Paradise Reclaimed says:

    Good on you. You can always spot the pioneers, they’re the ones with arrows in their backs.

    • boom bye bye says:

      Not sure what comparison u are try to make with this guy. Those pioneers had arrows in there backs because they were stealing native American Indians land!

  2. yamon says:

    The miracle of Saran wrap.

    • Annie says:

      Did you not read the article? It’s not Saran wrap, it’s pallet wrap which is more heavy duty.

      He had the last laugh…this was actually a smart idea.

    • MAKE MY DAY says:

      Smart idea!!!

  3. James says:

    What an idiot. Its a Honda not a Rolls Royce!
    Probably never goes to the beach either……

    • @James say what you want, this was a smart move, when you think about a storm or a hurricane, you must remember that the salt spray from the ocean is pushed straight across all land in hurricane strength wind, so long and short, this person car did not have salt spray all over it which in the long run brings on the rust. smart move who ever you are, now we will gets some new York type paddler going around selling this plastic and offering it as a service to wrap up all vehicles during storms and hurricanes, sounds stupid, no it sounds creative, Cha Ching

      • blackseal says:

        dude its in a covered car park

        • Slayer of asinine fools says:

          This one picture was taken in a covered park. Do you think the whole country is a covered park? That every shop has covered parking available? Don’t be a fool.

    • somuchless says:

      James are you jealous that you don’t have neither a Honda or rolls Royce? You prob catch the damn bus you freak.

    • boom bye bye says:

      For the amount of money we have to pay fot cars here, that car is whatever he wants it to be

    • Mikasa.A says:

      This may sound odd to you but some people don’t like getting their cars damaged.

    • Bermy says:

      You need a life. All you have done is whine like a big wimp

    • cisco says:

      James, whether it be a Rolls Royce or a Honda.. it is his car he paid for it, why have unnecessary damage done if you can avoid it, however you are entitled to your own opinion, but to differentiate between the Rolls and the Honda if ludicrous..

  4. Wtfhaha says:

    I wish I would have done that

  5. Raymond Ray says:

    Reg. “pallet wrap” copy rights for this purpose…It sounds like a winner :-)

  6. Hansel says:

    Honda or Rolls Royce, who cares? He came out with a car in perfect condition, and most of us probably would have done the same thing had we anticipated the result! Also – Rolls Royces aren’t even importable in Bermuda, so why compare the two?!

  7. Family Man says:

    I wonder how much of that stuff you’d need for a roof …

  8. Zario says:

    I’ll bet his won’t be the only car wrapped the next time a hurricane strikes.

  9. Rada Gast says:

    For a Category four or higher storm, place your fully wrapped car in the fridge for two to six hours.

  10. Ann says:

    Great Invention, and planning! People like James just send claims to the insurance company so we can all pay!

  11. TickTockBda says:

    I will be wrapping my car next time we encounter a Storm

  12. Virginia says:

    You think that will work for snow storm lol?

  13. 7601 says:

    Nice one spider! lol