I restore and sell a lot of parts to feed the Porsche car habit. This jack was powder coated in satin black with orange base while the operating parts were cad plated gold. I spent considerable time wheeling and polishing out the rod, like 30 minutes, then put everything together with a light coat of oil so things work smooth like butta. You may have noticed the original color base jack was blue. I wanted a pop of color ala the 356 orange oil canisters so hoop there it is.