No, no, no I am not your average meat popsicle folks. No BS, this paint job looked like it was factory painted. no plates, it did have some dealer advertisement sheet where the plates should be however I was too far away to read it. The best comparison I can give you is a blue/light purple metallic along the lines of Robocop's blue armor (remeber that movie?) It is not a civic and no not a SBM.