DLC Coating dark finish features a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating that increases surface hardness and wear resistance of the finish without compromising the clubs feel. In a recent durability test, the coating outperformed every other product on the market. as night or a murder of crows, this finish is just mean. For many, nothing beats a “murdered out” or all black flatstick. For others, the black backdrop is ideal for limitless options in terms of paint fill, stamping and personalization. With DLC Coating you don’t have to worry about a finish not fitting your mood that day. It always will. NorCal has several different matte finishes depending on your texture preference. As for paint fill, good luck finding something that doesn’t look good on this finish. This finish can be applied to carbon or stainless steel as well as aluminum.