- Dec 2, 2005
Nissan develops self-repairing paint
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.)
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!