Again, I've seen more brilliant and/or rich anodizing. This piece in particular arrived with a few nicks in the anodizing, but since it was black, I touched it up with a Sharpie. Seems trivial, but the parts aren't cheap and I bought them to dress up the engine a bit, so I don't expect to receive scratched parts and have to touch them up. As far as function, no complaints there. Unlike other case savers, this one has brackets to route the vent lines.