MINI is offering Frozen Black metallic paint as an exclusive new variant of exterior paint finishes for its existing models. It is available as a limited edition colour for the range-topping MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman models. This paint has a textured, shimmering matt finish, giving it a look that’s stunning and expressive.
The models that can get this new colour and finish include 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. This Frozen Black metallic paint finish is formed with the use of a complex manufacturing process that only comes from the BMW Group.
This special painting process, which features not only innovative technology but also an excellent manual craftsmanship, is currently being applied for the first time by Austrian production partner Magna Steyr in Graz where the MINI Paceman and MINI Countryman are built.
The special surface treatment includes the base layer for grip and corrosion protection, the colour layer, and the clear lacquer finish which has added silicates to give off a matted impression and the velvet effect which can be visible as well as felt.
The attached exterior parts like the model-specific front and rear aprons and the exterior mirror caps are finished separately in the paint finish Frozen Black metallic.
Because applying the body colour during production is so labor-intensive, it can only be used by a limited number of cars. When it comes to abrasion resistance and colour fidelity, Frozen Black metallic has the same high quality as the other paint finishes available for MINI.
This finish is totally weather resistant and car wash resistant but hand washing needs special care since spot cleaning of the surface using wax or polish can result to an undesirable gloss effect.
This is why the BMW Group offers care products that are meant to treat the Frozen Black metallic paint finish.