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Banish The Bucket, Sponge And Hose.


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Banish the bucket, sponge and hose.

Japanese giant Nissan has developed the worlds first self-cleaning car which it predicts will make car-washing obsolete.

Its UK engineers are testing innovative nano-paint technology which repels dirt before it gets a chance to take hold on the paintwork.

Nissan has been testing nanopaint technology that repels dirt before it sticks. Here you can see the split on the car, with the nanopaint being used on the right but not on the left, showing how it stopped dirt sticking.


For drivers who would rather run a mile than wipe down their dirty vehicles with a sponge or wince at the high cost of a car-wash, it means salvation may soon be at hand.

No price has yet been set but it is likely to be around £450 ($750) or similar to a metallic paint option.

A Nissan spokesman said: The Nissan Note is first car to trial paint which could make car washes obsolete.

Washing a car can be a chore - and a costly one at that. In response, Nissan has begun tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again.

Scientists have developed super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint, which repels water and oils. It has been applied to the all-new Nissan Note supermini to create what it calls the world's first self-cleaning car.

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They've had this under development for a while - they're hoping to really clean up with it.

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The paints good but its on a NISSAN :disgust:

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