Paint jobs that seem like they’ve come from the future.
A car that can power itself from its paint and another that can change colours. These might seem like vehicles out of a James Bond movie, but soon they may just be some of the choices offered by your neighbourhood car dealership.
Slush and oil is said to simply slide off this hydrophobic and oleophobic paint, without leaving behind a scratch. The Ultra-Ever Dry creates a film of air between external particles and the body of the car. First tested, and successfully demonstrated, on a Nissan Note in April 2014, the current production version is still a few years away.
In 2014, Mercedes-Benz showcased the Vision-G code concept. The car is powered by an electric motor and a supercharged hydrogen fuel cell, which manufactures its fuel from the car’s paint job. The multi-voltaic silver coat doubles as a paint-on solar cell and the movement of wind over the body generates the charge required to produce hydrogen.Details: mercedes-benz.com
The reflective and refractive properties of Chroma Flair produces a colour-changing effect. The pigment used for this type of paint job is trademark protected and is composed of aluminium flakes coated in glass-like magnesium fluoride embedded in chromium. As the car moves, the colour of the body paint changes depending on where you are seeing it from.Details: specialistpaints.com