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Self-cleaning paint likely to enter production


Self-cleaning paint likely to enter production

Self-cleaning paint likely to enter production

Anyone who’s ever washed or waxed their car only to find bird droppings on it moments later will be pleased to know that exterior coating specialists Nanovere has unveiled a new paint technology that can not only clean itself but is also scratch resistant.

The new paint is a clear surface coat called Zyvere 2K Nanocoating and it relies on embedded nanotechnology to perform its scratch-resisting and self-cleaning ability. According to its maker, the new paint is 53% less prone to scratches than conventional paints and remains 60% cleaner as well. The material also has a gloss retention attribute that’s claimed to remain as good as new for up to five years. The nanotechnology paint will repel oil, dirt, stains, water and ice to ensure the car is as clean as possible. It can also be applied to alloy wheels, a blessing for all of us with brake-dust covered multispoke rims.

Though we haven't been able to test it yet, an "independent" test of Zyvere 2K Nanocoating by Eastern Michigan University has found that the Nanovere product is superior to popular rival products from CeramiClear and DuPont in weather resistance and ease of cleaning. The coating has also proven successful in protecting aircraft and marine vehicles, where surface damage and corrosion can cost millions of dollars to repair.
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  1. very cool. something tells me it will be a while before i'm buying cars to feature this clear coat or something even remotely similar
     
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  2. You are correct, even if it could enter production, I'm sure conventional paint companies will do everything in their power to keep it from coming onto the market.
     
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  3. no.. not saying that conventional paint companies will try to squash it. what im saying is this clear coat probably costs 10,000$ an ounce and will never see production on a small car, the kind that i like.

    not alluding to some sort of paint-gate cover up here.. im just saying that smaller cars never seem to get quite as much attention as bigger cars. which is a damned shame.
     
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  4. The Infiniti EX and FX already have self healing paint..
     
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  5. I look forward to seeing this someday, but I'm not holding my breath just yet...
     
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  6. lee: this is true, but i think this is the same concept but much much more advanced. those numbers are pretty incredible.
     
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  7. Hello, and thank you for everyones comment on our press release.

    Zyvere nanocoatings are market ready and are priced in line with other OEM coatings. The OEM's are pushing back on changing their production process, but a few are moving forward. Conventional paint companies are pushing back on the new technology, but our business model is set up to license the technology to these big companies. The Infiniti coating does have self-healing properties, but is not self-cleaning.

    Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

    Regards,

    Tom
     
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