I agree with George, it is like fine, fine sandpaper. The new QXXXX series does not have the smooth powder coating finish of the older QXXX ones. And the new rough finish on my Q3200 is extremely hard to clean compared to my old Q120 and Q220. I don't like it!
Jon, the older ones had a slightly pebbled powder coating but still smooth. it is not the same on the new ones.
The next time you are in the store, pet one like BFletcher said and see.