Auto Detailing: How Nano-technology Will Change Auto Detailing Forever

by / Tuesday, 05 March 2013 / Published in Blog
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For decades, we’ve heard that nano technology will change the world. From medical applications to aerospace to the auto detailing, nano technology has promised to improve efficiencies, reduce weight, and make everything better.

Unfortunately, like a lot of technological hype, the promise of change is often more enticing than the reality of change. While prognosticators were quick to predict wide-ranging changes, the reality is that nano-technology is coming along in fits and starts.


Still, if you’re interested in making your vehicle shine bright for all to see (and I’m assuming that you are, since you’re reading a blog about detailing), nano-technology is here. Nano-Clear©, a revolutionary new product from Nanvere technologies, promises to restore painted and plastic surfaces to like-new condition. Just wipe on one coating of Nano-Clear© and your surface is permanently restored.

Check out this before and after:

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How Does Nano-Clear© Work?

To use an analogy, think of your car’s older plastic and/or painted parts like a road that’s chock full of potholes.
When the plastic and/or painted surface was brand new, it was mostly smooth. However, time and weather have damaged that smooth surface, and now we have a surface that’s clearly worn and aged.

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To continue our analogy, if our vehicle’s old painted and plastic surfaces are like a pothole strewn road, than Nano-Clear© is like a big batch of asphalt. The Nano-Clear© material forms a permanent layer on top of your plastic and painted parts that’s smooth and shiny. Once you coat the plastic parts, they’re coated forever.

However, unlike asphalt, Nano-Clear© is technically a liquid…it’s able to continuously fill in any new cracks and cover up any damage. It’s the ultimate coating because it’s completely self-healing. Once you put this stuff on your plastic parts, they’re protected from scratches and damage.

Finally, Nano-Clear© repels all foreign materials. Water, dirt, oil, tree sap – whatever you throw at it – Nano-Clear© is a natural repellent. This means that any surface coated with Nano-Clear© is also self-cleaning. Just spray the covering with a hose, and the water molecules will attract any dirt sitting on top of the covering.

Nano-Clear© isn’t just for cars; It’s also used on aircraft and ships, as it’s been shown to reduce aerodynamic/hydrodynamic drag.

This Stuff Sounds Unbelievable – What’s the Catch?

There are three concerns with Nano-Clear©. The first: the material is very toxic. If you apply it by hand, you must use gloves. If you apply it with a sprayer, you need a full protection suit, mask, and eye protection. It’s not nearly as safe as your run of the mill wax for protectant spray.

Second, Nano-Clear© is expensive. A small bottle (which isn’t enough to coat your car) will cost $40-$50. A gallon of the stuff costs $250 – you can order it from the Nanovere Technologies website for now, only it will probably be available in stores at some point.

Three, it’s not easy to apply. Your surface needs to be perfectly clean, the temperature needs to be around 60-70 degrees farenheit, and you’ve got to let the coating cure for 24 hours.

Obviously, Nano-Clear© isn’t for everyone. It’s not exactly hard to shine up your plastic parts using currently available wipes and sprays, and the current stuff on the shelves is definitely less costly than Nano-Clear©. However, as this technology continues to improve, it’s likely that future cars will be painted with this type of self-healing, self-cleaning material. That means detailing is going to get a lot easier in the future – a car with Nano-Clear© paint and plastic coatings is going to be completely clean with nothing more than a cursory rinse…and that’s something to look forward to!

Author Jason Lancaster is a big fan of automotive technology, especially technology that reduces the amount of work he has to put into cleaning and protecting his cars. When Jason isn’t waxing his wife’s car, he’s writing for Olathe Toyota Parts Center, a company that sells OEM Toyota parts online.