“So what?” you say. “It’s just a mailbox.” Ah….but did you not notice the protective plastic that is still on 90% of the boxes? That cover will NEVER be removed. They got this goofy idea to protect the metal to the point where in a few year time, you simply can NOT remove it without damaging the mailbox door. I’ve seen this many times, on things like city utility boxes, even the stainless/chrome plating on moped mufflers…all of it hardened by heat/UV exposure and now looking like crap.
Oh, the one that doesn’t have the stupid plastic on it….that one’s mine.