Have you tried your vV? Was there a thin polythene protecting the touchscreen? Fingerprints might come from packaging? When i bought the first gen black vV and i opened the box i had the same impression as you about the paint job and the "scratches". No fingerprints though... I then got a black vV 2 and the paint job was a bit better but "scratches" were everywhere! I just received my white vV 2 from VW sale and this time the paint job looks really clean and neat! I'm sure there's some "scratches" but they are way less visible than on black paint one. Man,i'm in love with this vape,again!