^I think the stuff they used to coat them would just wear off within a couple dozen uses of the snap itself. It comes off the zips. What REALLY doesn't make sense is that the Zips under the matte black are brass, not gunmetal. So if you really beat up the blacked out DR to the point that the stuff under starts wearing through it will be kind of gold coloured. I dunno, might look pretty awesome, we'll see over time since I am going to beat it up... I bought this thing as "jacket I shall have no respect for", which is a philosophy that's worked out pretty well for the jeans I'm wearing right now.
PS is it telling that I haven't changed into a suit yet and I've been here for an hour? I should probly do that.