Yea i have used the plasti dip on my grill its not in my picture now, i was thinking of just spraying the lens on the car. Also i dont really know how to take off the bumper stripsCheck out the picture thread. You'll see that a lot of people have either carbon fiber wrapped, bought e-code strips, or plasti-dipped their side markers. It makes everything look so much cleaner. My car was kind of dirty but believe me, when you dip the grill as well (like my picture), it makes it look awesome.
Try it for yourself. Plastidip is a spray on liquid rubber...if you don't like it you can peal it right off. As for the legality of it, I'm pretty sure it is...but do it and I can guarantee you won't go back. Just take out the bulbs if they work and tuck them in. Mine were burnt out so I just left them the way they were.
Also, take out the entire ecode strip to pop out the side marker, it is a lot easier than having to try to pry it out.