Mine isn't black, but I'm getting a few scratches in the clear coat that are too deep to simply polish out. I think that the clearcoat is on the soft side. I've read that these newer waterborne paint tend to be that way. I'm afraid of sanding the scratches out, so now I am looking into the paint pen that has clear coat in it to fill the scratch, and then sand that out and polish it back to a shine. I was wiping off the hood one day, and I believe my microfiber put a couple of deep swirl/scratch marks in the hood. And then I noticed that by the drivers mirror, there were some scratches in the door. I think that one was put on by either me or somebody with a belt while they were cleaning the windshield. And then a week ago I found two scratches on the left front fender. The prior weekend we had the oil changed at the dealership, so I'm thinking maybe the guy there was wearing a belt and scratch the fender. Who knows. But I'm definitely having a hard time with the scratches! I want this car to be absolutely flawless!