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"Sungrubbies" shortage thanks to Sterling case

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Celebrities go to get lengths to hide their faces from the cameras. But the visor worn by the mistress of Clipper's owner Donald Sterling is taking headgear to a whole new level.

At the center of the scandal is not only his alleged girlfriend, but her Daft Punkish visor. A local company is making bank off the official visor.

"We call it the solar face shield," Joan Hayes said.

Once used by women in China to protect their fair skin from sunburn, the New York Post linked Amazon to the San Diego-based Sungrubbies, and now their $29 solar shield is sold out.

"The orders have just gone through the roof this week," Joan said.

The visor has its own Twitter handle. Sungrubbies says they usually ship out two or three solar shields a day, but since last night, 50 orders were placed.

While Sungrbbbies is not making light of the racial scandal, they say at least this hot trend is promoting healthy skin.

"It's always hard when you end up benefiting from someone else's problems," Joan said.

Sungrubbies says the one V. Stiviano wears with the rainbow shield actually doesn't have the safe UV protection.

Talk show host Wendy Williams has also bought one. Also, watch for this visor featured on "60 Minutes."

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