11/12/2009—Lexus has developed a clear-coat paint with self-restoring qualities that is highly resistant to surface scratches usually caused by car wash brushes or fingernails. Unlike a conventional clear coat, this new coat, recently unveiled on the 2010 Lexus LS, is not easily damaged and can even restore itself when deformed.
How it works: The new coat features an ingredient that encourages closer molecular bonding, resulting in a denser structure than normal premium auto paints. 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 molecularly realign itself after a light scratch. It also requires no special maintenance, prevents luster degradation caused by surface scratches, and helps to prolong new-car color and gloss.
 Unless the coat is completely destroyed.