I thought you guys might be interested in my testing of neverwet on my cyclocross bike.
Neverwet product demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrjXSsfxMQ
Neverwet purchasing ( ~20$): http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleu...6#.Uc4bUW2wXTA
1. I washed the bike with soap and water, removed anything i didn't want the coating on and then rubbed it down with denatured alcohol
2. Half the bike was then masked
3. Part 1 of the spray was then applied using the manufacturers recommendations ( 2 light coats)
4. Wait 30min
5. Part 2 was applied using the manufacturers recommendations ( I used 4 light coats, 1-2min between each)
6. Let dry for at least 12h for full functionality ( i waited ~20h)
7. Rebuild bike
Application was easy, but time consuming. It took me about 1 hour to coat.
This stuff really does not like oil. It did not appear to adhere at all to parts of the bike that already had oil. (brakes posts / bottom of headset)
It has not rained much lately but i set out to find all the mud and water i could find. I rode for ~1 hour on mixed gravel and dirt trails. I did not clean any part of the bike after.
Durability testing will continue as i ride over the next week or two.
The surface finish is very rough, ~400grit sandpaper
The color is very slightly opaque blue, it definitely looks different then the black paint on the bike.
So far the coating sheds mud exceptionally well, i will let the pictures speak to this. There is no evidence of significant mud accumulation on the coated half of the bike. The coating seems to rub off fairly easily, you can already see where my shoes occasionally hit my chain stays and top tube.
After one trip in the mud:
Full album of neverwet testing