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Does any one have any thoughts or opinions on Permagard. It is a reactive polymer treatment that can be applied to both new and used cars, replacing traditional wax,teflon or silicone based products. It has been developed to protect paintwork against oxidisation,discolouring,damage from bird droppings and other pollutants while providing a perfect finish that is easy to maintain.
When your car has been treated all you need to do is wash it with a ph neutral shampoo or clean water to maintain the deep gloss finish. There is no need to cut polish or wax again. :eek:
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There has been a new paint developed and is in limited production, based on nano technology, that has "ceramic" sub micron particles embedded in the skin layer. The ceramic nanoparticles provide a really tough lasting skin.
Supposedly Mercedes will use it on some of its 2009 line. Until then the "clay" rub really seals very well. I can lay a clean cotton towel on my hood and it slides off!
A real Permaguard !!!

Found this on...VW is in the act also........g'bye Permaguard
......additional published material from Automedia


Nanotechnology is already producing better materials in today's automobiles. Nano-improved paints were used on 2003 Mercedes-Benz vehicles to produce a finish that is much harder to scratch and keeps its showroom shine years longer. Mercedes Benz is using a clear nano-lacquer as the final coat. Engineers added tiny, microscopic ceramic particles to the paint that are tens of thousands times thinner than a human hair. When the car body is placed inside the paint shop ovens, the particles cross-link into a dense network. The tiny, microscopic ceramic particles enhance the scratch resistance of this clear lacquer. Using tests that simulate 100 regular car washes, where microscopic dirt adds tiny scratches to regular paint jobs, the nano-improved paint held its shine while regular paint began to dull. Gloss gauges showed regular paint at only 35 percent while the nano paint rated 72 percent on the gloss scale.

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Stefan Langenfeld, a nanotechnology specialist at Volkswagen says the automaker is working on paints that are too slippery to allow dirt to stick to their surface. Further down the pipeline is a "self healing" paint that could repair its own scratches. Even farther down the line is a paint that can change its color. Say you buy a blue car but feel like driving a red one, this paint could accomplish that chameleon switch. Langenfeld says VW is pursuing nanotechnology because it offers improvements in safety, fuel consumption and customer convenience.

Volkswagen is also exploring nanotechnology to develop auto glass which can be switched on to filter out heat and eliminate the "oven-effect" when a car is parked in the summer sun. Under the hood, the automaker is also developing nano materials that will cut down on friction in engine parts cutting oil use and extending the life of the engine. VW's on the road already carry nanotech in anti-reflective coatings on the dashboard and instrument panel of the vehicles to reduce glare. The automaker's rear view mirrors use nanotech materials to automatically darken when closing vehicles' headlights hit the mirrors.
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