Nissan is about to put car washes out of business and you will love them for it
Nissan is field-testing a new paint application that is super-hydrophobic and oleophobic - big science words that mean it's water and oil repellent. Believe it or not, the stuff that makes your car dirty during everyday driving is either water or oil mixed with dirt and grime. So, researchers at UltraTech International figured that if a paint repels water and oil, the dirt that comes with those things won't stick to the car and.. viola! Clean car.
The repellent coat is actually an after-paint protective overcoat for the car. Nissan is the first carmaker to apply the technology, called Ultra-Ever Dry®, on automotive bodywork. By creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment, it effectively stops standing water and road spray from creating dirty marks on the car's surface. Nissan has applied the coating to a European Versa Note for field testing.
Nissan partnered with UltraTech to test the coating and to test other possible applications for the paint, including after-marketing sales for existing car owners.
"The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving, and Nissan's engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families' lives easier," said Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note. "We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application."