Could have had it clear powder coated cheaper than that and powder is extremely durable!
Was one of the options that I considered. However, experience from others err on the side that the clear coat is porous to water causing the steel to 'spider' rust after a year or so. In addition, there appears to be concern that clear coat does not 'key' well to polished
steel, causing it to flake off.
Reports to date are very favourable to Nyalic, in particular it appears to be holding up well on marine craft - a pretty tough environment. Haven't found any reports of it having been used on polished steel bikes frames yet, so I am prepared to be the one to try.
To be a fair test I do need to apply it as per instructions though.
1) Needs to be applied when ambient temp above 12C, but not in direct sunlight.
2) Frame has to be spotlessly clean (free from wax, oils and silicons) hence the cleaning regime ( xylene, prep degreaser, and rinse agent).
The Nyalic itself is apparently very easy to apply (has the consistency of water). Applied by spray or sponge. Drys in 15 minutes, cures after 3 days, full hardness after about 30 days. The coat is very thin, and for this reason scratches disappear once touched up.
The sole importer was very approachable when I rang to discuss the product. They have sent me a spray version and a 'sponge on' version for me to try.