Since the material is different the paInt can look different. The body paint, door paint, fender paint, and top paint are not the same look after a year in the sun. My take was not get a painted top because after a year in the sun the fade looks better on the black top than it does on a painted top. Now, a garaged & well cared for wrangler looks way different than one parked on the street too. Then I saw the painted top and fell in love with that look. Since I'm buying used, I'll take what I get, but for me it's all in the fade.