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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Nissan launches self-repairing paint

2006-05-24 09:41

X-Trail to feature new paint

Japanese carmaker Nissan is offering what is claimed to be the world's first clear paint which repairs scratches on painted car surfaces, including the scuffs caused by car-washing machines and driving off-road.

The X-Trail sports utility model has been chosen as the first car in the range to utilise the coating, which contains a highly elastic resin.

This stops the scratches from affecting the inner layers of a car's paintwork.

According to Nissan, the new surface is five times more scratch-resistant than conventional clear paints, which are generally applied on top of the base, colour to increase the lustre and shine of painted car bodywork.

The new paint restores the surface within the space of a day or a week, depending on the kind of abrasive damage caused.

Along with the bodywork, the bumpers and wing mirrors of the Nissan X-Trail will be treated with the new material.

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