HOURS MAP

Nissan Debuts Self-Cleaning Paint

The carwash may soon be going the way of the dodo.

According to Nissan, the car giant has debuted a paint that is both hydrophobic and oleophobic, meaning it is naturally resistant to both water and oils. A Nissan spokesperson said the paint effectively creates “a protective layer of air between the paint and environment.”

The paint is called Ultra-Ever Dry and was developed by a company called UltraTech International. Check out the video below to see the paint in action.

“Washing a car can be a chore – and a costly one at that. In response, Nissan has begun tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again,” said a Nissan spokesperson.

Currently only Nissan Europe is actively applying the paint to its cars, but it is expected to make its way across the pond in the near future. There is also speculation that Nissan plans to offer the paint as an aftermarket application, meaning the product could potentially be implemented to any car on the road.

While the repellant paint may be a hit with Nissan investors and car enthusiasts, those in the car washing business aren’t likely clamoring for the product to make its way overseas. According to The Detroit News, the car washing industry generates over $23 billion worldwide. The industry is also home to more than 130,000 workers.

No price has been set for the procedure, but industry experts expect it to run between $500-$1,000.

Related source: Yahoo.com


  • Zipper Merge: A Rude Move That Speeds Up Traffic Flow
    Jul 30, 2014

    Minnesota is in the midst of construction season, and with construction comes lane closures. As if driving in the Twin Cities around rush hour wasn’t painful enough, the presence of construction often means that some lanes may be blocked off. Odds are you’ve ran into this situation before, either because of construction or if you’ve tried […]

  • How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle
    Aug 28, 2013

    We’re here to help fix your car if something goes wrong, but the best way to extend the life of your vehicle is by practicing good driving and maintenance habits. Below, we discuss some simple things you can do to squeeze every mile possible out of your car. On The Road – Certain driving habits […]

  • Top 4 Car Repairs you Shouldn’t Skip
    May 1, 2013

    It’s a fact of life that cars break down over time. But if you take good care of your vehicle and keep up with routine repairs and maintenance, you can extend the life of your vehicle. Most people don’t even think about vehicle maintenance until something goes wrong. Following repair procedures can also help avoid […]