Thank you. I dont find it difficult at all. Its Awlcraft paint and has amazing shine. Being black you need to be a little more careful with scratches but thats the nature of a dark colored hull. Fenders have covers and as a rule poly balls are a no go, at least long term. No buffing required but I throw a quick buff and wax on it annually, seems to work well for me. In a perfect world I would think a black gel coat base with black Awlcraft paint would be the best combination. That way any scratch that does make its way through the paint only gets into the black gelcoat instead of white.Plowin your boat is beautiful man.how hard is it to keep that dark color looking clean?