Nissan Testing a Paint that Repels Mud, Dirt and Rain

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In India, the dusty conditions leave a layer of dust on cars in less than a week. People have to clean their cars regularly. Now, there is a good news for people who do not have the time to clean their cars from outside.


Japanese car maker Nissan is actually testing an innovative paint technology that promises to repel mud, dirt and rain. The “super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint” has already been applied to a Nissan Note prototype. The company will begin testing it at their European Technical Center to determine its real-world effectiveness as a potential aftermarket application.

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The Japanese car maker is the first to apply the technology, called Ultra-Ever Dry®, on automotive bodywork. By creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment, it effectively stops standing water and road spray from creating dirty marks on the car’s surface.

So far, the coating, which is being marketed and sold by UltraTech International Inc®, has responded well to common use cases including rain, spray, frost, sleet and standing water. Whilst Nissan says that there are currently no plans for the technology to be applied to the model as standard, it will continue to consider the coating technology as a future aftermarket option on its cars.

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Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note, comments, “The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving and Nissan’s engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families’ lives easier. We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application.”

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