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Old 09-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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We have recently had our exterior re done. It is mirror shiny. Everyone tells us it has to be illegal! I'm not into breaking the law and don't want a ticket for being shiny. However, I have googled the laws for shininess in California and I can't find a law. Does anyone know if it's illegal to have a shiny vehicle in Cali? Just so happens Justin bieber recently got pulled over for his chrome car but from what I read it's not illegal just annoying to others?? Any clarification would b appreciated. Hoping to take the trailer for our first ever outing since buying the 65 safari!
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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We have been towing our polished '65 Caravel for over ten years, much of that in California. No problem.

You can hardly go down the highway without coming across a polished tanker truck.

The biggest problem with a polished Airstream is, if the inside of the door is polished, having the sun reflect off the concave surface when the door is open and burn your patio rug. I thought it was not possible until it happened to us.

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Plenty of tanker semi-trucks rolling down the road with polished trailers all over the country... Especially around dairy farms. Never heard of one being pulled over for it being too shiny.

As to Beiber being pulled over. Probably for his awful music that the record companies write for him.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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I believe the problem is when your shinny trailer is dirty. They then charge you with public nuisance.


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Does anyone know if it's illegal to have a shiny vehicle in Cali?
Thank you for any clarification.
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