Flashy Chrome Cars Could Pose A Hazard
In less than five minutes the hood of a car can become a shining mirror.
Chroming is now the hottest trend in pimping your car, and it's all the rage.
Justin Bieber's $100,000 Fisker Karma is chromed. Even Kim Kardashian has been spotted driving a chromed Audi.
But is it dangerous?
The quick process goes like this:
First, a base coat of silver paint is sprayed on. Then, a guy comes in with a giant hose, and it looks like he's spraying on water. But it's actually liquid chrome. Then, the vehicle is jet-dried. Almost instantly, the hood is transformed into a mirror. It's so shiny you can see the faces of the men chroming the car.
The snazzy look will set you back $40,000. But, could the sun's reflection blind other motorists?
Steve Saghdejian owns a company in Los Angeles that chromes cars for the rich and famous.
"Is this car potentially dangerous in this color?" asked INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret.
Saghdejian said, "At the wrong angle at the wrong time of day, it could definitely act as a mirror."
The potential danger with a chromed car is that with the sun hitting in just the right way, in an effort to be noticed, you could actually be blinding other drivers.
When a celeb wants a chrome job, Saghedijan says he makes them sign a waiver so he's not liable for any accidents they may cause.
"It's almost like driving a mirror," said Moret.