Tokyo, Japan – Toyota has developed a self-restoring clear-coat paint that it will use on the upcoming, redesigned Lexus LS.

The paint is highly resistant to surface scratches, such as those caused by car wash brushes or fingernails. It requires no special maintenance and helps to prolong colour and gloss.

The new coat features an ingredient that encourages closer molecular bonding, resulting in a denser structure with flexibility and elasticity. This gives it the ability to self-restore after deformation.

Toyota said it also plans to actively continue addressing paint-related environmental issues through steps such as introducing water-based paints on all its vehicle production lines.

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