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Nissan Aims To Make Car Washing Redundant

Future aftermarket upgrade will keep Nissans perpetually clean.

Going to the car wash is always an adventure for kids. The giant spinning sponge thundering overhead and jets spraying powerful streams of water at your face never gets old. But it could soon be a thing of the past if Nissan has anything to do with it. The Japanese carmaker claims to have made a “self-cleaning car,” thanks to an innovative paint technology. The nano paint has been tested on a Nissan Note.

The key ingredient is a layer of super-hydrophobic and oleophobic material dubbed “Ultra-Ever Dry” that's sprayed over the paint to create a protective layer of air between the car's body and the environment.

It's said to “stop standing water and road spray from creating dirty marks on the car's surface.” It's still in the early stages of production, but could one day be rolled out as an aftermarket addition spelling the end of the beloved car wash.

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