Black 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 Black Oxide 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.