So, I like the flat black look, yet wanted a little bit of a rugged durability to it. This thread is for anybody looking for options on getting that look yet wasn't sure of what product to go with.
I test three different products:
Rustoleum Truck Bed Coating
Duplicolor Professional Undercoating
You'll see some scratching on each one, as I did some durability and abuse testing with each one.
The passenger grab handles have received the Rustoleum undercoating several months ago and have held up quite well. The only problem I'm getting is that it doesn't stay super black yet has held up to several helmet bangs, and plenty of passengers.
I decided to paint the fender and knee fairings with the truckbed coating. It has the feel of 1000 grit sandpaper and is impossible to paint on unevenly. It dries in about 3 minutes and is super low maintenance:
The Duplicolor Professional Undercoating is just that: undercoating. It is fluffy and rubberized, yet scratches off quite easily even after it has been cured.