• Dec 2, 2005
Nissan scrach guard 250 pr photo

Nissan Motor unveiled Friday a new clearcoat paint that repairs small scratches on car surfaces.

Nissans "Scratch Guard Coat" is based on an elastic resin that not only protects the paint under the clearcoat, but also slowly repairs scratches in the clear surface - gradually returning to its original unscratched state in anywhere from a day to a week, depending on temperature and the depth of the scratch. (Before and after pics at right.)

Nissan scrach guard 250 pr photo The primary purpose of Scratch Guard is resisting fine scratches from automated car wash machines. Nissan says its scratch resistant properties are good for about 3 years.

[Source: Nissan] Thanks for the tip, Jason!



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      • 9 Years Ago
      What do you think this will do to teh detailing industry. There are many people, myself included, who make some or all of their living off of removing scratches and other defects from the vehicles of others. I guess after 3 years it would be back to normal but this could be a big blow for a lot of good, hardworking people.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This will be a great for "spiderwebs," but detailers will always be needed for interiors, large scratches, and quality work. I don't about Mark's customers...but all of mine would never take their vehicle to a 'car wash'. This paint may resist scratches, but we all know that a car oxidizes from not washing/waxing and taking care of the clearcoat. I think that this will be a great, innovative way for people to retain a great looking car. And for far jr - most of the tire foam and silicone based spray products will damage your clearcoat if not removed - because of the petroleum based content. It will usually look like a stain on your paint...not super bad...but bad enough. Just look at what it can do to your driveway!
      • 9 Years Ago
      That is pretty cool but wish it last longer than the three years. And in response to above, the vehicle in the picture is the X-Trail I believe.
      • 9 Years Ago
      SMJ has it right. What happens after the three year period? Does it just look like normal, scratched paint? Does it oxidize and look like some of those early 90's GM, Dodge, and Hondas with the milky looking clearcoats? I think it's an outstanding product, but it won't be worth it if the paint all of a sudden sloughs off the car after three years like a snake shedding it's skin.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm curious as to what happens if you polish & wax the paint.
      • 9 Years Ago
      THAT's cool. Query what happens AFTER 3 years. Does it just scratch like normal, or does it peel off like a sunburn?
      • 9 Years Ago
      #9 i'm pretty sure this will affect your industy, but well this is the price of progression. while we are at it, let us cry for all the people who used to build type writers and blame computer companies. c'mon guys, hardworking or not, obsolete will still be obsolete
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Since when have the import auto makers ever cared about good, hardworking people earning a living?" Are you kidding? Like Detroit cares any differently than Nissan or Toyota or VW? Maybe we should go back to annual tuneups and 10k mile tires and 1,000 mile oil change interals and cars that rusted out in 4 yrs... to keep good hardworking people employed? Sheesh!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think the popularity will also depend on the cost. What's the cost difference between regular wash and wax compared to the cost of this new paint. I've seen people do some amazing work on cars with scratches and spiderwebs, with just normal paint.
      • 9 Years Ago
      On engadget they were posting a lot about robots now this here. Judgemet Day is coming.
      • 9 Years Ago
      From paint to politics in a brushstroke. There is absolutely nothing safe to read anymomre.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Depending on the longevity/effectiveness of this paint, it will be nothing short of a new standard in the industry.
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