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Yes, it is normal.
Outer shells are steel and cop all the wet, gunge and salt that roads can throw at them.
The paint soon disappears and then they rust.
Sooner or later (likely later) they will rust through but a few more years by the looks of yours.
Currently in Dancingdad's garage:
Qashqai 1.6 spark driven, Kia Sedona 2.9 TDI, Scenic II 15DCi 2004 (SORN) not quite RIP.