The finish of these fenders is awesome! Wash after wash they look as new as the day I put it on. I have no decals on the rear fender to protect the finish and all the sand that I ride in seems to have no effect on it. The only draw back to the fender is, after mounting it, I noticed it isn't quite straight. If your as detailed about the look of your bike as me, it might be a bit frustrating. The quaility is awesome... they seem to be built way more solid than stock, and I will definately buy this as a replacement again.