Monday, December 05, 2005

Automatic Scratch Repairing Paint

I first read about this at Aviks's blog. Really interesting innovation that all of us motorists have been waiting for.

From Nissan's web site :

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., has developed the world’s first clear paint known as “Scratch Guard Coat”, that repairs scratches on painted car surfaces.

The paint contains a newly developed high elastic resin that helps prevent scratches from affecting the inner layers of a car’s painted surface. The scratched surface of a car treated with this paint will return to its original state anywhere from one day to a week, depending on temperature and the depth of the scratch.

The paint is water-repellant and is effective for about three years. It also has a higher resistance to scratches compared with conventional clear paints.

An interesting information I obtained from this piece of news was that car-washing machines account for the majority of scratches to painted car surfaces. According to the Nissan website, vehicles painted with “Scratch Guard Coat” will have only one-fifth the abrasions caused by a car-washing machine compared with a car covered with conventional clear paint.

Car painted with “Scratch Guard Coat” (From the Nissan Website)

New scratches

New scratches

One week later

One week later

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