At first I thought it was a mistake, but then I realized the hinges had a thin coating of oil on them. To prevent rusting. Which indicates to me that they intentionally send them out like that.
Its not the end of the world, but it surely threw me off
Maybe the hinges are also used by other manufacturers and they send them out unpainted because of that? I doubt CAT makes the hinges.
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My Equipment Brag List:
-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.