The imperfections I am speaking of are very minor in nature. There was one small skratch most likely from shipping and a bubble that was very minor in nature and one low spot very minor. But if you are looking for perfection out of the box it will require a small bit of attention.
Again I really do recommend these as an alternative to finding really good metal fenders. Chris let me know if you want pictures. The other thing I am not crazy about is the lip around the wheel opeing is not completely turned in like it is on the stamped steel M5 fenders. I imagine this is very difficult to achieve in Fiberglass.