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Old 03-13-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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chrome vinyl on car - illegal?

Lately I've started seeing a lot of car in Dubai with the blue/purple/red chrome vinyl on their cars around on the internet.

Just wondering if it's legal here in Vancouver? Not saying I'm going to do it, but just curious.
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It should be.


I doubt it is specifically, however if you change the colour of your car you are required to update your registration. covering your car in chrome may be of issue on a sunny day - I could see that causing accidents.
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It should be.


I doubt it is specifically, however if you change the colour of your car you are required to update your registration. covering your car in chrome may be of issue on a sunny day - I could see that causing accidents.
I dont think it is illegal.

There is many vehicles that have alot of chrome sections, which can also blind or cause distraction
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^I'm sure wrapping an entire car in some kind of chrome would be more distracting than just having parts of the car in chrome
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Fashion police should outlaw it.
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I've been behind some raised trucks with huge chrome bumpers and they are blinding in the sunlight. I wish they would ban chrome on trucks or anyone who lifts their truck if the chrome portions are higher than a certain limit.
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Chrome bumpers, mud flaps and plastic rear canopy windows have all caused blinding for me in various conditions.

I'm sure the cops would love it however, easier to bounce a lidar beam off of it
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its not illegal, i wrapped my cars and i've had no cop problems. The chrome you see in dubai is real chrome, not a wrap. Wrapped chrome looks like a broken mirror so you wont get the effect you want. PM me if you actually want to get it done, i know a couple of shops that will do a perfect job or i can help you install it for free if you want.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #9
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We polished an Accord when I was in high school for shits and giggles, drove it around without ever being taken down by a cop.

I'm talking mirror finish on steel body panels.
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Don't forget the DeLorean. It wasn't polished to a mirror finish but I have convoyed with one and on a sunny day they are just as bad as mirror finish chrome.
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