we have 5 electras here, for the most part they have a pretty nice finish. seems pretty durable but I never gave it much thought. im steeling some stuff off a girls coaster. I decided to strip the fenders and chainguard to paint them for a different bike. coated them with stripper and it barely softened the finish. plastic scraper wouldn't take it off I had to go to a gasket scraper. I also put it on the forks and it didn't do anything on them.