[VIDEO] Thanks To Nissan, You May Never Have To Wash Your Car... Ever

Nissan has debuted a new kind of paint that repels dirt, dust, and even mud, keeping cars bright and shiny without their human owners lifting a finger.

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On 24 April 2014, Nissan Unveiled A New Prototype That Could Potentially Do Away With Car Washes

Nissan Note, The Self Cleaning Prototype

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Cleaning a car takes a lot of time and effort. It could be a backbreaking chore, if you prefer doing it by yourself. Fortunately Japanese giant Nissan Motors has developed the answer that could change the automotive market forever. And no, it doesn't include a robot, just a revolutionary new kind of paint that can ward off water and oils.

The Car Maker Is Experimenting With A Special Super-Hydrophobic Paint Called Ultra-Ever Dry That It's Being Billed As "Self-Cleaning" For Cars

The specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint, which repels water and oils, has been applied to the all-new European market Nissan Note to create what the company says is the world's first self-cleaning car.

It Has Been Specially Engineered To Be Extremely Water & Oil-Resistant By UltraTech International

Nissan is teaming up with UltraTech International, a Florida company that specializes in environmental compliance products including spill containment. According to the company, the innovative paint technology is a super-hydrophobic and oleophobic coating that is designed to completely fend off almost any liquid from oil to water from settling on the paintwork.

According To A Statement Released By Nissan:

"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."

The Company Says The Technology Performed Well Against Rain, Foam, Frost And Standing Water As Part Of Their Internal Testing

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The company says the paint, which is currently being tested on the Nissan Note, has "responded well" to normal weather conditions, including sleet, frost, snow and standing water. Nissan said its engineers will continue testing the paint over the next few months at Nissan's Technical Center in Europe.
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While Nissan Has No Current Plans To Offer The Paint As A Standard Feature, It Is Considering Eventually Offering The Paint As An Aftermarket Product

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Currently, there are no plans to make the paint a standard feature, though technically Nissan already has a self-cleaning system built into its vehicles rear-view camera. While the car maker did not quite rule out the possibility of including the paint as a potential add-on for interested buyers, there has been no word yet on its durability, appearance, cost and supply.

Nissan is offering something as a value addition in a market that is constantly driven by technological changes, which is a great thing. This new car feature could be a boon for car owners who don’t need to worry about regular car cleanings.

However, There Are Certain Things That Nissan Is Not Being Open About

For instance how often is the car owner required to coat his car with this new kind of paint? Could a single coating last for a decade? Plus, if the technology is set to fend off water, what happens when the car actually requires a wash?

WATCH: The Video To See The "Self-Cleaning" Paint In Action

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