The new paint makes the Mazda CX-9 look as if it’s machined from a solid piece of steel. It starts with a black primer coat that’s covered with a precisely sprayed layer of aluminum silver paint. The process is highly controlled to ensure the coat’s aluminum paint flakes fall into a pattern parallel with the Mazda3’s body panels. This gives the black and silver hues more luminosity and a liquid reflective quality. Finally, layers of gray-tinted and colorless clear coating are applied to top off our most premium color yet.