Washing your car is a necessary evil. You want to keep your car looking nice but the cost to run your car through a car wash can add up over the course of a year. Drivers can save money by doing it themselves but there is also environmental concerns that come with washing your car.
Unless you’re a car enthusiast, washing your car and keeping it looking nice is a real chore. For those who hate chores, Nissan may have the answer. Nissan is testing a car coating called nano paint that would make the car wash almost obsolete.
The secret ingredient is a special layer of super-hydrophobic and oleophobic material called Ultra-Ever Dry that is sprayed over a car’s paint. This spray creates a protective coating between the car and its environment. When water, mud and other debris come in contact with the car, the dirt just sheets away.
The company demonstrated the new paint on a European Note hatchback and it can be seen in videos online cruising through puddles of mud all the while the mud simply washes right off the car’s surface. Nissan has stated that the project is still in the early stages of testing. The key will be getting the nano paint to last on a vehicle for a long period of time.
Nissan is testing several vehicles over long periods of time in different conditions to see how the nano paint holds up. At the moment, Nissan does not have any immediate plans to roll this out to consumers but obviously plans to make it available to the public if and when this technology can be perfected.