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Okay, I abso-freakin-lutely LOVE 69's beadlocks. His entire bike gives me sweet dreams. But, I have to work with what I already have, which is regular ol' clover-style Douglas rims. I want to paint them black, but don't think a shiny black will look right, and don't like the flat black look either.

So, it was recommended to me to use some dupli-color truck bed coating (since it comes in a spray can too) to paint my rims. I'm debating on making my own design, or just painting the entire thing. It'll take some preparation, but I think I'm going to dive into it this weekend. I figure I'll tackle the tires first since they're relatively easy, then when I decide on a paint for the candy apple green, I'll tackle the frame.

Any suggestions before I dive headlong? I'll post photos to show the before/after, that's a given.
 

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OK - Update. Because knowing is half the battle.... HA!

I did the bed liner coating on the rims and they looked flippin' sweet. They rode nice and didn't chip even when the trail threw rocks at 'em. However... When I came home and shot the bike down with a pressure washer, it didn't take much for it to start flaking. So I had to remove ALL the bed liner on the rims and strip it down to original. So I don't recommend using bed liner at all.

The VHT (Very High Temperature) Roll Bar/Chassis paint held up beautifully tho. It didn't chip, and didn't come off when I pressure washed it. I put a new dent in my rim and it didn't chip there either. THAT is highly recommended. I'm re-doing where the bed liner was with the VHT. JSYK.
 
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