Nissan: Paint that Fixes Itself When Scratched

Nissan has developed paint that is much harder to scratch (okay, that's not too impressive) but that also can fix itself. It more or less regenerates. "'Scratch Guard Coat' contains a newly developed high elastic resin [...] a car’s scratched surface will return to its original state anywhere from one day to a week, depending on temperature and the depth of the scratch." Details are thin on the production and chemicals used, but if it is not worse than regular paint to produce, it could help reduce the number of touch ups and complete re-paintings due to all kinds of accidents, thus reduce paint use and the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We're filing it in the "almost" category, but it should probably go in "maybe" (if we had it). ::Nissan Official Press Release, ::Nissan creates car paint that repairs scratches automatically, ::Scratches no match for Nissan's new car paint, ::Nissan Develops World's First Clear Paint That Repairs Scratches On Car Surfaces, ::Jalopnik