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Shining example

This glossy paint doesn’t lose its lustre. A covering of clear, shiny lacquer protects it from car-wash scratches and airborne pollutants. The coating contains ceramic nanoparticles that cross-link to form a strong shield against the outside world.

Source: Mercedes-Benz



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This sample shows how nanoparticle clearcoat (on the right) protects paint from scratches.
This sample shows how nanoparticle clearcoat (on the right) protects paint from scratches.
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