This isn't the first time a company has experimented with self-cleaning paint. About six years ago, Nanovere introduced Zyvere 2K, a surface clear coat that used nanotechnology to heal scratches and clean itself. Meanwhile, Toyota launched its own scratch-resistant paint on the 2010 Lexus LS.
More recently, scientists have experimented with self-healing polymers, which break down when exposed to UV light to fill surface imperfections. It's yet another way technology could help keep cars looking new longer.
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