Nissan invents paint that repairs itself, for cars and phones
Ever thought how would it be if metal bodywork on your car, or mobile phone, or other rather expensive gadget could heal itself up, just like skin? I mean, if all the minor scratches on your body would just stay there, you would probably look like some prison movie convict guy by the age of 25.
Well scientists at Nissan did. And they came up with the self-”healing” <Scratch Shield> paint finish. Solid proof that investing in research pays off, this incredible paint clear-coat called Scratch Shield can self-repair light scratches overnight or over the course of a week. Meant to be used on cars, it’s also being marketed as we speak to be used on mobile phones. Daily use cause, inevitably, numerous tiny scratches and bruises on the body of your mobile phone, that in time accumulate and ruin that shiny look or the phone or simple make it seem “old”. That will lead to, in many cases, buying a new one even if the technology or soft is still suiting you fine.
apan’s largest wireless company, NTT DoCoMo, is going to buy this patent and use it on phones. The clear-coat uses a special top layer of highly elastic resin that gives the coating a ‘flexibility’ that reportedly means that it can prevent or “heal” 80% of surface marks. Pictures speak more than a thousands words about what this magic paint can do, so take a look yourself. Source is Nissan so if you suspect any digital enhancement of results it’s at least from the maker, so to speak. But, very important, this paint doesn’t only fix most of it’s minor bruises overtime, it is also a lot more resistant in itself, so there
We’re speechless – if this works and is worth it financial-wise it might change the way cars look and what a “paint job” means in the automotive dictionary. Heck it might even half of paint garages go out of business…
More on this Scratch Shield coating invention from Nissan as the story develops. Be it for cars, phones or… dildos.