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I'm a proponent of bed liner. It's very durable when prepped properly. I've painted hatchet handles, fork of my commuter and bumpers on my truck and jeep. Definitely a worth while coating for a bike. Could help uglify the bike for security aswell.


plastic doesn't adhere, even if you had done those things (clean & rough up) it would have just sat on top, when moisture finds its way in between the plastic coat and the frame that is an ideal situation for rust or corrosion to develop. Use paint, that's what it was designed for. If you want to be radical use undercoat!


I've used plastidip on a lot of things. It doesn't matter what you do for surface prep. It WILL peel off. that's the way it was made. It still looks good and handles a lot more than you would think, but it will peel eventually. Bedliner on the other hand, if prepared right, will last a long time. I have done both and the bedliner succeeds where the plastidip fails

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I prefer plastidip for both its temporary status (paint is a "permanent" finish, ya?) and the cool flat finishes ,aka stealth/ninja/Batman coats. The more layers you use, the more protection and durability you get, and the easier to remove it, one day. It can also go on very smoothly if you use the right techniques, and definitely lasts longer than my fickleness and desire to see what another color would look like... Plastidip comes in all kinds of colors, now, including metallics, and is also available with a glossy finish.

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