that doesnt mean PA cant be dirty/painted. a laser would burn through the dirt & paint, after which it hits the reflective surface thats meant to protect from energy weapons. now that surface is probably bright & reflective to sunlight & such as well. i dont know about you, but i'd WANT it painted and dirty, not shiny. you know how a scope reflection can give away your position from miles away? well, imagine being a walking reflecting tin can... sure, PA is pretty much a walking tank, but tanks still dont like getting bazooka's or artillery zero'ed in on their ass.