Now, 'self-cleaning' car that repels dirt and grime

PTI Posted online: Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Washington : A 'self-cleaning' car that uses a new nano-paint treatment to repel dirt and grime has been developed.

Nissan Europe is testing the prototype of the car coated with the paint which could make car washes a thing of the past.

Nissan said it is the first automaker to apply a super-hydrophobic, oleophobic industrial treatment called Ultra-Ever Dry to a vehicle body.

The treatment is designed to repel all water-based and some oil-based liquids using a protective top layer of air.

When a car runs through a muddy puddle, the treatment will prevent that mud and road grit from sticking to the body.

Nissan tested the treatment and said that it has performed well in rain, spray, frost, sleet and standing water.

It plans to continue testing the car in a variety of conditions over the next few months, 'Gizmag' reported.

Ultra-Ever Dry launched in 2012 and is sold and marketed by Florida-based Ultratech International.

The company said the treatment can be used for all kinds of applications, from clothing and footwear to building materials.