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      06-10-2009, 04:22 PM   #103
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Originally Posted by foosh View Post
Actually, there is nothing illegal about it in any U.S. state to my knowledge.
Indeed I could not find any law specifically mentioning chrome on the body of the car but I'd bet it could be enforced as part of the tint law in CA. As much as I am not a fan of too much regulation, I think Chrome paint should be prohibited.

Vehicle Code 26708

(2) A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied in or upon the vehicle that obstructs or reduces the driver's clear view through the windshield or side windows.
A chromed hood clearly represents a material placed on the vehicle that when in certain sun conditions will reduce the drivers clear view through the windshield. Indeed, maybe a stretch as the view is not technically "reduced" but it is interfered with. I still bet it would fly in traffic court in favor of the People.
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