Though some of us enjoy spending a spring day out in the driveway washing the car, it can be a less-than-desirable activity during the freezing winter months or scorching summer days. Others, meanwhile, might have to park on the street or in a garage without access to a hose and bucket of soapy water. And yet, our cars still get dirty.
Nissan is looking to cut down on your car’s dirt buildup with a new ”super-hydrophobic” paint that will repel dirt, water, and oil. The car maker will be testing the paint tech in Europe over the coming months in various conditions, in the hopes that ”drivers may never have to clean their car again.”
Nissan said it is the first auto maker to use this Ultra-Ever Dry paint on cars. It creates a protective layer of air between the paint and environment, much like a coat of Scotchgard might protect your clothes or furniture.
The paint has held up nicely against rain, spray, frost, sleet, and standing water, Nissan said (seen above on the Nissan Note). The company has no solid plans to make the paint a standard feature, but Nissan said it would consider the paint as a potential add-on for buyers.
”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,” Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note, said in a statement. ”We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application.”
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