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Take Note of This Awesome Paint

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On: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 9:17AM | By: Karen Cook

Take Note of This Awesome Paint

When I was a child I loved the car wash. Not the driveway model or the fundraising model which required hands on application of cleaning products and a muscle-powered wax job. No, I liked the drive-through ones that felt a little scary, like you were traveling through the belly of a monster. While these were a time saving marvel when they first hit the market, they may soon be making way for more modern technology such as a product Nissan engineers are currently testing.

The engineers at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe have coated a Nissan Versa Note in paint with nano technology. It’s called the Ultra-Ever Dry which was developed by Ultra Tech International. It is hydrophobic and oleophobic, which is just a fancy way of saying that water and oil won’t stick to it. The paint allows a thin layer of air to separate the painted surface from the rest of the environment which makes it harder for particles to attach to it.

So far the testing has been positive showing the paint to repel rain, spray, frost, sleet, and standing water. This is an extension of the self-cleaning capabilities the Note currently possesses. The rear-view mirror already has the power to wash and blow-dry itself using water and compressed air in order to provide the safest possible functioning of the equipment. The new paint, however, is more likely to be an aftermarket product rather than part of a standard package.

According to Geraldine Ingham, Chief Market Manager for the Nissan Note, “The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving and Nissan’s engineers are constantly thinking of ways to make families’ lives easier.”

That’s all well and good, but what will cheerleaders do to raise money when this becomes widely available?

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