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... the finish of the new 2018 ST3 skis.

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Seadoo is using a new hull material called CM Tech on many of the newer models. CM Tech is quite new with a different manufacturing process, so it may use a different/new paint/color process.

Watercraft Journal did a couple of articles talking about CM Tech. I do not recall if they specifically addressed paint and finish quality.