Since most of the time there's no room in the budget for a simple one-color paint job, we weren't able to do anything about it. But eventually, after getting pulled over a half-dozen times or so, I realized it was just a cop-magnet and slathered the sides in white Rustoleum. It almost restored the Mantis to her original sexiness, but she still wasn't quite there.
So, I pulled some change out of the couch cushions and gave her the makeover she deserved:
Anyway, she's a beaut. Woe to the hooligans who tag her now.