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PostSubject: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   17th October 2013, 23:39


Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish.
Striking body colour available in limited edition for the MINI Countryman and the MINI Paceman - elaborate surface treatment highlights the powerful proportions of the two models.

MINI is extending its program of exterior paint finishes for current models to include an exclusive new variant. Frozen Black metallic paint is now available as a limited edition colour for the top of the range MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman models. This innovative paint which has a textured, shimmering matt finish, gives the car a striking and expressive appearance. The new colour and finish is available for the MINI Cooper S Countryman, MINI Cooper SD Countryman, MINI Cooper S Paceman, MINI Cooper SD Paceman, MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman.

The Frozen Black metallic paint finish is created using a complex manufacturing process exclusive to the BMW Group. This special painting procedure, which involves not just innovative technology but also a high level of manual craftsmanship, is now being applied for the first time by Austrian production partner Magna Steyr in Graz where the MINI Paceman and MINI Countryman are produced. The special surface treatment encompasses the base layer for grip and corrosion protection, the colour layer as well as the clear lacquer finish which has added silicates to create the matted impression as well as the velvet effect which can be seen and felt.

Attached exterior parts such as the model-specific front and rear aprons and the exterior mirror caps are finished separately in the paint finish Frozen Black metallic. Due to the labour intensive process used to apply this exclusive body colour during production it is limited to a restricted number of cars.

Frozen Black metallic is of the same high quality as the other paint finishes available for MINI in terms of abrasion resistance and colour fidelity. The finish is completely weather resistant and car wash resistant, however hand washing does require special care as spot cleaning of the surface using wax or polish can leave an unwanted gloss effect. For this reason the BMW Group offers care products developed specially for treating the Frozen Black metallic paint finish.

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PostSubject: Re: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   18th October 2013, 09:00

I like the look of that thumbs up thumbs up 
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PostSubject: Re: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   18th October 2013, 10:08

No wax or polish? I couldn't handle that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   18th October 2013, 10:49

Matt black cars look mean....love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   18th October 2013, 10:54

Does look gorgeous. I would be even more paranoid if a bird pooped on it though!! Would have to pull over immediately to wipe it off.
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PostSubject: Re: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   18th October 2013, 14:17

As much as I like the looks I'd never own one....

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PostSubject: Re: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   18th October 2013, 18:59

This was a special edition paint job they did on a French limited edition, of which only 11 were built, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 Smile

You can read more here - http://www.mini.co.uk/about-us/news-reviews-awards/news/four-way-win/

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PostSubject: Re: Highlight in matt: MINI now with exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish   19th October 2013, 09:28

Headintheclouds wrote:
Does look gorgeous.  I would be even more paranoid if a bird pooped on it though!!  Would have to pull over immediately to wipe it off.
I already do that......my wife thinks I'm mad.... lol! 
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