Oh c'mon, who would paint the name and numbers on the hull of their starship before it is completed - what if it gets scratched
Punch-list item #20503005.056 Repair scratched registry markings.
Contractor response. Fleetspec 144/2545/299577 allows 0.025% damaged exterior paint under current contract. Willing to renegotiate contract [to cover underbid] by 3.5 MCred to repair scratch.