The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating
When we surveyed our pro detailing customers on what products would be most beneficial for them, a common theme kept coming up. Most of the guys wanted a protective coating that was easy to use, lasted long, had extremely high gloss, amazing slickness, high levels of hydrophobic and self-cleaning ability, and was efficient (meaning very little was needed).
This is the coating detailers will want to have before the competition gets their hands on it. It's efficient, effective, clients will love the results, and it gets detailers a great ROI on coating services.
The Last Coat proudly brings you, by popular demand, The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating.
With unreal hydrophobic properties, The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating was formulated for our pro-detailer customers who wanted to offer longer-term coating services to their customers while generating a great ROI for every bottle they purchase. One bottle of The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating will put hundreds if not thousands of dollars into the pocket of the pro and mobile detailer.
Each purchase comes with the following:
• Either a 4 oz. or 8 oz. bottle of The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating, depending on the desired size. An average-sized vehicle takes under 1 oz. for one layer of The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating.
• A high-quality sponge applicator for applying The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating.
• One of our Premium 400 GSM Microfiber towels for buffing off.
*sponge applicator and microfiber towel should be discarded after all layers have been applied initially.
The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating is an extremely efficient coating. Meaning, an average-sized vehicle takes usually under 1 oz. to complete the exterior. Check out this video below to learn more and how to apply it:
Common Questions About The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating:
1) How is The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating different from The Last Coat (TLC2)?
This is probably our most common question. The Last Coat (TLC2) will likely be most people's go-to coating for all surfaces. The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating is for exterior surfaces only. So this means external painted surfaces, glass, vinyl, and matte surfaces.
Both products are extremely durable, but The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating tends to have more longevity as well as more hydrophobics and a tighter beading pattern. Built off similar mesh technology as TLC2, The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating was formulated specifically for external surfaces only and for more longevity, primarily for detailers looking to offer longer-term coating services to their clients.
The longevity and focus on external surfaces are the main differences.
The cure time on The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating is longer, with full curing happening after 7 days, whereas TLC2 full cure is after 24 hours. Keep in mind the 7 day cure time is curing before washing, exposure to harsh chemicals, and before applying any toppers such as TLC2 or AMP if desired. After 24 hours, The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating can be exposed to normal driving conditions typically. With The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating, you tend to use even less than TLC2 (hard to believe, yes). An average-sized vehicle exterior can be done often with under 1 oz. per layer.
We also state that for best results with The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating, you will want to apply on a paint corrected surface free of swirls or scratches.
Lastly, The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coatinge is best applied with the included applicator and then buffed off with the included microfiber towel. With The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating it is recommended to discard the towel and applicator after application.
2) Can The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating be used together with The Last Coat (TLC2) and/or AMP?
Yes, absolutely! Since The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating requires a paint corrected, swirl-free surface, after the polishing process (if required) you would apply The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating to be your durable base layer. You would then allow The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating to cure for 7 days before applying TLC2 or AMP. At that time, you can then apply TLC2 and AMP for regular maintenance to help preserve and rebuild on the The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating layer.
3) What surfaces can The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating be used on?
The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating can be used on most exterior surfaces including painted surfaces, matte and vinyl surfaces, denim surfaces, glass, fiberglass, gel-coat, as well as chrome. The surface should be cool to the touch when applying.
4) Can The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating be applied in direct sunlight, and in what temperature ranges?
Ideally, you are not working in direct sunlight when applying The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating. But, if you must, it is important to work in small 2' x 2' areas when applying. It is best to apply in temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and below 90 degrees if possible. All surfaces should ideally be cool to the touch when applying, especially glass and chrome.
5) Can The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating be used to remove water spots from a surface?
No, the surface should be free of scratches, swirls, and water spots before applying The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating.
6) Can The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating be applied to a vehicle that has a ceramic coating on it?
With the exception of high end, professionally installed ceramic coatings, The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating should be the base layer when using it. Typically, TLC2 will be best as a topper for a high-end ceramic coated vehicle.
7) Can The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating be used on interior and home surfaces?
No, we do not recommend applying The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating on vehicle interior or home surfaces.
Full Prep and Application Instructions for The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating:
This video below goes through the entire prep process for The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating. You can also read the directions in text below the video:
For best results, and to get the most durability and longevity, you would want a scratch and swirl-free surface (a paint correction) ideally. And also a surface that is entirely clean and stripped free of waxes, polishes, solvents, and sealants (including TLC). Here's what we recommend:
Step One: Wash your vehicle.
Step Two: Decontaminate the paint surface with a clay mitt, clay bar or chemical removal.
Step Three: (if paint requires it, if not move on to step four). Compound/polish (paint correction)the paint surface to remove swirls, defects and bring the surface to a high gloss.
***In terms of what compound and polish to use, we like stuff that is professional-grade but still easy to use. The two that we use personally in-house that can be purchased easily are "The Last Cut" by TLD Detail NV (no affiliation, just similar names). It's a great compounding product that is easier to use than some other professional-grade products. Another that we use is Sonax Perfect FInish, it works well for gloss and minimal clear coat removal, just won't remove a lot of deep swirls as The Last Cut will. We do not recommend many of the lower end polishes that will leave behind residue and such that can be hard to remove via IPA, and thus affecting bonding to the surface and longevity.***
Step Four: Wipe down the vehicle with 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) on a microfiber and let the IPA air dry or use a surface prep cleaner. This will remove all waxes, polishing oils if used, and residue to ensure a clean surface.
Step Five: Using a microfiber applicator, spray 2-5 sprays (depending on panel) of The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating directly onto the applicator and then wipe on to paint surfaces in a hashtag type pattern. Then take a CLEAN microfiber towel to buff off The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating to an extremely high gloss, slick finish. For larger vehicles use a new buffing microfiber towel halfway through to ensure full removal. Full removal is very important. Discard towels/applicator after use.
Step Six: If additional layers are desired, wait 1 hour before applying the additional layer. Due to the minimal amounts used when applied, it is a great idea to do 2-3 layers of The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating.
IMPORTANT: Wait 24 hours before water contact and a full 7 days before washing with high-pressure water or soaps, or exposing to harsh chemicals. The full cure time is 7 days.
After 7 days TLC2 and/or AMP can be used to wipe down the vehicle after washing or to remove bird droppings, fingerprints, or to remove light dust. TLC2 will also add layers of protection on top of The Last Coat Black Ice Ceramic Coating and help preserve and rebuild it as well.
- black ice
Purchased TLC Black Ice after I ordered the Weekend Warrior bundle (should have gotten the Barely Street Legal bundle to start). I decided to go all the way and put Black Ice (3 coats) as the base for TLC2 (2 coats), if I was going to do all the paint correction work and time with the DA buffer. The Black Ice went on really easily. The second and third coats took hardly any product at all to do the complete car and truck. I used a wash cloth sized cut piece of one of the TLC microfiber towels to apply, and buffed with a full sized towel. I didn't use the microfiber application pad that came with the Black Ice because I was afraid it would soak up too much product, causing me to have to use more. The wash cloth sized pieces of microfiber towel worked great, and I used very little product, spraying directly on the towel first. I would recommend this product for everyone!!
Great depth added to the paint job love the way water needs off my car now just so nice
This was the easiest ceramic coating I’ve ever used. Cleaned the vehicle, sprayed it on the provided applicator, buffed it off with the provided micro fiber cloth. Done
Black Ice was easy application to use, great shine ,great product, fantastic results, superb look!
TLC went on super easy, and didn't disappoint! 3 days later, we had a rain shower and it was amazing to see the beads sliding off with every turn, and still slick after the first wash. So far I'm sold on TLC and my 2014 Taco looks great with it on!
So I bought the black ice version from the last coat and I got very suprised. I never experienced such an easy coating and I tested a lot of them. Best user friendly product in car protection coatings so far. 10/10 I will buy it again.
Comprehensive review of The Last Coat and Black ice Tl;DR: Buy it. Black ice is great Long version: I did not like TLC2. I've seen the reviews and I believe its a good product, however I got a bad batch and every time I applied, it just went missing after a day or two. Brian was very helpful and I am extremely happy with the result so far. I'd like to consider myself a weekend detailer and I like to take my time with detailing. Brian didn't sugarcoat it and understood the frustration of working 3 days by washing, deconing and surface prepping the surface just to have it go away. I was sent Black Ice by them and did a PH neutral pre wash, wash, iron decon, pre wash, wash, clay and 3D one compound+polish (use a bit of finishing polish like sonax to get that extra pop if your paint is bad). After a week and a half I gave it a quick maintenence wash and noticed during the rinse that the water is like a rainbow-y tint. So some product washed off, but im guessing that might just be the excess from the black ice reaction (i'm guessing its a polysilizane compound, and if it does thermosetting, it needs an amine group to work with the compound and then offgass). Hopefully that's the gases and I didn't get hydrogenation, meaning my Si atoms are gone, effectively removing the coating. So its 2 weeks post application. It is noticeably not as hydrophobic as it was the first week, however it is just as silky to the touch and glossy. The water sheets off really well but doesn't bubble. Hence I topped it with some Quick detailer. It doesn't bother me much because its still repelling water and its still silky smooth to the touch. Smell: Ill say this-the products don't smell amazing but they don't smell bad. Although I love the citrus smell of some products, solvents are added to add to smell and that just makes a product more watered down. There is less of the limiting reagent in the bottle just because there's room taken up by the solvent now, and it just gets in the way of a good perfomer. Overall, I am really happy with this product so far, and really happy of how customer support helped. These guys do care (and their marketing guy seems to do good too), so I am happy to spread the word and help get these guys up there as a big name in the industry. Good marketing, stand up customer support, great products, cool bottle. I'm all in once you guys IPO haha