LOL.......yes the paint is orginal. However, when I bought it, it had oxidation on the top surfaces. I then put my professional detailing skills to work! I used a Turtle Wax compound on it then came back with Meguiars Polish then Meguiars Wax (all by hand). I've also buffed it with an orbital buffer several times. Now I can drive it in the rain and it doesn't even get dirty.