• Jun 11, 2006
BMW is working on a new type of paint that will effectively make those weekend wash and wax chores obsolete. The technology was first introduced on the BMW M Coupe concept at last year's Frankfurt's show. Don't expect the technology to be available any time soon, though. Says Timo Gobel, project manager for the coupe, "It is a big technical challenge. There are many changes necessary, from the factory paintshop to caring for the finish. We have no idea yet on how we will be able to repair it." Currently, the paint is being tested to measure its resistance to such common irritants as tree sap to tar to fingerprints.
[Source: Herald Sun via CARSguide]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Leave it to the Germans at BMW to spoil any chance at the obvious fun being had by the young maiden in this blog's picture! It was pictures such as this one that inspired the adage that "one picture is worth a thousand words."
      • 8 Years Ago
      If she's using a pressure washer, I wouldn't let her anywhere near my car...I value my clearcoat.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I enjoy washing & waxing my car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Living in Florida where it rains every afternoon between 3:00-6:00, I think we'll survive. Not that I want to interrupt a good self-loathing, though. Carry on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If I remember correctly - nissan already have plans to put it into production soon.
      autoblog amnesia :)

      http://www.autoblog.com/2005/12/02/nissan-develops-self-repairing-paint/


      J.W.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, washing your car is fun...I hate to pull the fun plug...but...It is a big waste of water and resources, and maybe we could live with a wash free paint?? I'm sure the answer will be a resounding NO as Americans, we love to consume everything...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I use Victoria Wax Products. (no financial interest).

      My wife's 199 black Saab 9-3 constantly draws
      admiring looks.

      Like a previous poster, I enjoy the work and I
      attibute the high quality of the finish not only
      to Saab, but also to the above-referenced Mom 'n Pop
      operation out of Vancouver Island.

      How many other car care products manufacturers would
      call you on the 'phone after emailing an order;
      take you through your annual routines and products
      you use; and supplement your order with trial
      products?


      • 8 Years Ago
      Wait so this is the finish that they used on the Z4 coupe concept?? The concept was matte finish! Though I think it looked really cool and it would definitely stand out, I doubt most people would be willing to give up their blingin cars.