For 2010, the Lexus LS will be sporting an additional layer of clear coat paint that has the ability to heal itself:
Unlike a conventional clear coat, TMC’s newly developed coat is not easily damaged and can even restore* itself even if it is deformed. Moreover, it requires no special maintenance, prevents luster degradation caused by surface scratches and helps to prolong new-car color and gloss.
The new coat features an ingredient that encourages closer molecular bonding, resulting in a denser structure than conventionally possible. This gives the coat flexibility and elasticity, making it less prone to damage and more resistant to light and acid, and giving it the ability to self-restore after deformation.
This is great news, as this will likely counteract Lexus’ traditionally soft paint, keeping cars looking great for longer. Looking forward to seeing this in action.
[Source: Lexus Japan]