Yes. It depends on the severity of the pinstripe. I'm guessing that can mean something different to each person. To me it's a marring of the clear coat and not a scratch, a scratch that you can feel by dragging your fingernail across it. All you gotta do is use the least abrasive means, like a polishing compound, and they come out with very little effort. I don't know how long, but I had my Wrangler for 6 years with lots of time on the trails and I never reached the base coat.